Growing up in Oakland, it was not uncommon for many of our friends and families to gather together to celebrate Halloween by participating in festivities...outside of Oakland. It doesn't seem that this habit as changed much as many families continue to go trick-or-treating in neighboring cities for a variety of reasons.
We want to be safe, we want the best experiences, and fun times for our kids and the entire family. We searched and compiled a list of activities that will allow you to have a safe Halloween weekend right here in Oakland!
OAKLAND –Three affordable housing projects in the city are being awarded almost $50 million under a state program that promotes sustainable land use and transportation planning along with greenhouse gas reductions.
One of the three affordable housing projects includes a development project in East Oakland:
Coliseum Connections, a 110-unit mixed-income, multi-family project near the Coliseum BART station, will receive $14,844,762; the project, by UrbanCore Development LLC, includes repurposing an existing BART parking lot. Half of the units are supposed to be below market rate, with the rest intended as workforce housing for families earning between 60 percent and 100 percent of the area’s median income.
Read the original and full article in the East Bay Times>>.
It's approaching a week after hurricane Matthew hit the shores and land of Haiti, which devastated the country still reeling from the impact of a massive earthquake in 2010. The outcome of hurricane Matthew added further tragedy, with various sources reporting the death toll between 400 to 900 people.
The East Oakland Collective along with The Matatu Festival, The MoAD Vanguard, Rehab Online Magazine, and Third Space Media-- answered the call to provide support to Haiti and will be donating the proceeds from the Ayibobo! Creative Symposium to reputable and on-the-ground relief efforts in Haiti.
Ayibobo! is a Haitian colloquialism spoken in joy to exclaim glory or hallelujah. We speak light and glory over the country and its people. It is only right that we help our brothers and sisters in Haiti.
Ayibobo! Creative Symposium + Day Social
Saturday, October 15, 2-7 pm
Starline Social Club, 2236 MLK Jr. Way, Oakland, CA
Tickets are $15 or pay what you can.
For more information about the Matatu Festival and Ayibobo! visit http://www.matatufestival.org/.
The East Oakland Collective Collaborates with BWOPA on "Organizing for Power 2016 East Bay Candidate & Voter Education Forum"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2016
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ORGANIZING FOR POWER 2016 EAST BAY
CANDIDATE & VOTER EDUCATION FORUM
Free and open to the public
(Oakland, CA - October 3, 2016) - It's an important time for the country as we get ready to head to the polls on November 8th to elect the next president of the United States. The stark contrast between the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have dominated the national political scene. But just as important are the local races and measures that will directly affect the daily life of East Bay residents.
With that in mind, Black Women Organized for Political Action, Black Elected Officials of the East Bay, Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition, Niagara Movement Democratic Club and other East Bay organizations will host "Organizing for Power," a candidates and education forum on Monday, Oct. 3, at 5:30 p.m. at Geoffrey's Inner Circle, 410 14th Street, Oakland. Doors open at 5pm. Local candidates representing state, city, regional districts have been invited to participate. Representatives from local measures will share their perspectives and have campaign literature to take home.
"The candidate and voter education forum is designed to equip community members with the resources and tools they need to share with their constituencies. There will is a laser focus on the October 24th voter registration deadline and strategies to get residents to the polls to vote on November 8th," shares LaNiece Jones, BWOPA/TILE and organizing partner.