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Courtney Ruby: Oakland Auditor Quit Running For Mayor After Racism Claims, Back In

Courtney Ruby, the Oakland Auditor, likes punishment; that’s the only logical reason available for why she elected (no pun intended) to announce that she’s back in the Oakland Mayor’s Race, after having backed out of it due to claims that she was being racist – including from this blogger. Maybe Courtney Ruby thinks memories are […]

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Oakland honors pioneering black aviator – Contra Costa Times

Oakland honors pioneering black aviatorContra Costa TimesBarbara Lee, D-Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan and City Councilmember Larry Reid. “Bessie Coleman was a trailblazer, an inspiration and the finest example of the remarkable contributions made by women of color in our nation’s history,” Lee said in a prepared … …read more Source: Oakland Mayor News From Google

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Oakland honors pioneering black aviator – Inside Bay Area

Oakland honors pioneering black aviatorInside Bay AreaBarbara Lee, D-Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan and City Councilmember Larry Reid. “Bessie Coleman was a trailblazer, an inspiration and the finest example of the remarkable contributions made by women of color in our nation’s history,” Lee said in a prepared … and more …read more Source: Oakland Mayor News […]

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Boxers and politicians stop fighting to support Cleveland Clinic brain injury study – The Plain Dealer

The Plain DealerWASHINGTON, D.C. – Rival politicians, boxers, and martial arts fighters stopped beating up on each other for roughly an hour on Tuesday to find common ground in support of a Cleveland Clinic study on head injuries. Representatives of competing boxing …MMA, boxing rivals unify to support head trauma research: ‘We owe it to […]

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Jason Reid: Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant making an impressive run to the NBA … – Washington Post

Washington PostDon’t say Oklahoma City Thunder all-star forward Kevin Durant is on a roll, because that would imply his great performance will eventually end. The evidence suggests this could be the new normal for the NBA’s second-best player, who is gaining on No. 1.Wizards end Thunder’s 10-game win streak, 96-81Seattle Post IntelligencerCapital Punishment: Wizards Roll […]

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Chiefs spark rest vs. rust debate heading into playoffs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAndy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs enter the playoffs coming off a virtual Week 17 bye when the coach rested 20 of 22 starters in the regular-season finale. Few would argue Reid’s wisdom in protecting banged-up playmakers such as pass-rushing dynamo …Chiefs Prepare To Face Colts In PlayoffsCBS LocalNFL admits officials made mistake on Chiefs’ […]

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Coliseum City Oakland Gets Bay Investment Group: Rashid Al Malik, Colony Capital LLC

The Coliseum City Project (the focus of an Oakland City Council closed session meeting today) just got the “middle eastern investor” Oakland District Seven Councilmember Larry Reid was working on securing as far back as four months ago. That person is Rashid Al Malik, and he’s teamed with an organization, Colony Capital LLC to form […]

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Pat Kernighan: Oakland Council President Continues Racist Agenda v. Councilmember Desley Brooks

UPDATE: Oakland’s Kernighan Ignores Info Exonerating Desley Brooks From Censure Oakland Councilmember Pat Kernighan (District Two) has elected to push an agenda identified by many as racist, in the action of first, singling out, then calling for the punishment of Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks and for requesting City of Oakland staff to do work in […]

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Make Oakland Better Now! Mayor’s Budget: Two Proposed Amendments – Part 2

Make Oakland Better Now! will be present at the next Oakland City Council Meeting on June 13th at 6:30pm to urge the City Council to adopt the Mayor’s proposed budget with Council President Kernighan’s proposed changes.  This post is the second in a series to look at the budget amendments proposed by Council President Kernighan and […]

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Make Oakland Better Now! : The Mayor’s Budget And Two Proposed Amendments – Part 1

On June 13, Make Oakland Better Now! will be present at the Oakland City Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m., urging the City Council to adopt the Mayor’s proposed budget with Council President Kernighan’s proposed changes.  This post is the first in a series to look at the budget amendments proposed by Council President Kernighan and […]

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Eric Reid Interview: SF 49ers NFL Draft 1st Round Pick, LSU

Eric Reid: SF 49ers NFL Draft 1st Round Pick – LSU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vemk46BzJ6U Eric Reid, the LSU Safety and college student, and father to a lovely young daughter, became the San Francisco 49rs 2013 NFL Draft 1st Round Pick. Here’s the full interview in text and video: Q. Congratulations. ED REID: Thank you so much. Q. […]

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Oakland City Auditor’s Report A Racist Attack On Black Councilmembers

UPDATE: Courtney Ruby rumored to be gearing up to run for Mayor of Oakland. The Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby has presided over the preparation of a report entitled “Non‐Interference in Administrative Affairs, Performance Audit, FY 2009‐10 – FY 2011‐12,” that is plainly a racist abuse of power. It says, on page 21, that the […]

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Black Football Coaches Should Sue NCAA NFL Over Hiring Practices

Black Football Coaches Should Sue NCAA NFL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv9OpKw2u7k As of now, the NFL’s available coaching jobs are being filled, and not one of the current hires is black. By contrast, the majority of NFL players by position are black, including 100 percent at the running back spot, and 66 percent at the fullback spot. In […]

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Oakland News: Kaplan, Kalb, McElhaney, Gallo, Reid, Parker Win

The latest Oakland news is that the Oakland City Council elections went to Rebecca Kaplan for At Large, Dan Kalb for District One, Lynette McElhaney for District Three, Noel Gallo for District Five, Larry Reid for District Seven, and Barbara Parker, who’s the new old city attorney. REVIEW OF OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL D3 RACE Considering […]

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Larry Reid For Oakland City Council District 7 Reelection

Frankly, this should not be an issue, but Oaklanders living in District 7 should reelect Oakland’s long-time, legendary City Councilmember, and Council President Larry Reid. This blogger has known Larry since 1995, when he was then the chief-of-staff for then-Oakland Mayor Elihu Harris. Larry has always cared for those most in need in Oakland, and […]

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Jane Brunner Gets Oakland Police Endorsement For City Attorney

A bit of an Oakland shocker until you think about it: Oakland Councilmember Jane Brunner just landed the endorsement of the Oakland Police Union called the Oakland Police Officers Association. Here’s what Jane told those on her email list: I am excited to announce that the Oakland Police Officers Association (OPOA) has endorsed my campaign […]

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s Disastrous 100-Blocks Press Conference – Full Video

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan returned from a trip to Brazil and in general a number of travel obligations that kept her out of Oakland far more than she was in it over the last five months, and to a swarm of controversy about her 100-blocks initiative that, on Wednesday June 27th at 2 PM, degenerated […]

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Oakland News: Coliseum City Approved, Abel Guillen Wins DFA Oakland Straw Poll

The Oakland City Council approved the Oakland Coliseum City project at last night’s Oakland City Council meeting. The idea, a much needed and long overdue overhaul of the Oakland Coliseum Complex, will, if built guarantee that a Super Bowl will be hosted in Oakland. That’s because the National Football League has a policy of giving […]