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Oakland City Council Tonight-Housing, Sanctuary, Police Commission and so much more

Sorry this is so late and since it will be quick and dirty, please excuse typos. If you  are concerned about almost any issue, it’s on the Oakland City Council Agenda for discussion tonight. 1,167 more words

Oakland City Council

Justice for Sadat: Immigration is a Black Issue and a Queer Issue

In January 2016, Sadat Ibrahim fled from his home in Accra, Ghana. Ibrahim had been living for years under the constant threat of imprisonment for being gay due to homophobic criminal laws in his country. 826 more words

Digital Activism

#UndocuDay: Support Black Undocumented Immigrants

For Black History Month 2018, MelaNation, BYP100, and several other collectives are engaging with #28DaysOfBlackLove – a social media campaign in which each day is devoted to uplifting different Black communities. 491 more words

Digital Activism

The Upside Down, Welcome to Oakland

If you haven’t heard of the series, Stranger Things, you’re missing out but you can attend Oakland City Council meetings, no subscription required, and find yourself in another dimension – The Upside Down- in which one thing may mean its opposite but not always…..there often is no logical explanation for how our city plays fast and loose with their stated goals and even their lawful resolutions. 719 more words

Oakland City Council

Exercise your hands and feet instead of your mouth: Immigration Rights

Following up on my last blog entry, about keeping my mouth shut and not engaging in disputes on Facebook (“flinging poo into the void”), I want to make clear that I do think it is important to be engaged. 944 more words

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Parable of the Immigrant Day Laborers

(Matthew 20:1-16)
After the Civil War, the U.S. government sent significant parts of the Army out West to put an end to the stubborn resistance of the Apache people and Comanche people, Ute and Navajo, Sioux, Yakima, Nez Perce. 1,657 more words


Affirming the DACA doubters.

Although many people would like to find a way to help the so-called DACA population come in from the cold, many others say  that codifying President Obama’s executive order is simply legitimizing what amounts to an invasion. 365 more words