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When Landlords Lienew

Last year, Charles Oshinuga’s landlord lied in court while trying to evict him and his neighbors. Yet despite winning a jury trial, Oshinuga still lost his Oakland home.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham  |  02-03-2016  |  Housing & Development

The Growth of Black Lives Matternew

After a wave of protests shook the streets of Oakland and Berkeley, activists have been hard at work enacting policy changes, building community networks, and practicing self-determination.
East Bay Express  |  Erin Baldassari  |  12-23-2015  |  Race & Class

Racial Profiling Via Nextdoor.comnew

White Oakland residents are increasingly using the popular social networking site to report "suspicious activity" about their Black neighbors — and families of color fear the consequences could be fatal.
East Bay Express  |  Sam Levin  |  10-09-2015  |  Race & Class

When Women Are Sentenced to Male Prisonsnew

In The Women of San Quentin, journalist Kristin Schreier Lyseggen offers an in-depth look at the struggles of transgender women who face abuse and trauma inside California's male prisons.
East Bay Express  |  Sam Levin  |  09-30-2015  |  Culture

Banking on Coal in Oaklandnew

Records show that a secretive plan to ship coal through the Port of Oakland is being driven by a company that wants to massively expand its coal mining operations in Utah and by a public official who stands to profit personally.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham  |  08-18-2015  |  Energy

Why Oakland Police Can't Solve Crimenew

It's not just because OPD is understaffed, it's also because the department prefers to use its resources on patrolling poor neighborhoods.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  05-22-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Oakland Has a Transparency Problemnew

Numerous boards and commissions in Oakland — and elsewhere in the East Bay — routinely violate local and state open meeting laws.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham  |  05-06-2015  |  Policy Issues

Counter-Terrorism Officials Helped Track Black Lives Matter Protestersnew

A cache of California Highway Patrol emails provides a glimpse into how anti-terrorism agents helped law enforcement officials monitor Black Lives Matter protesters on the web.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham  |  04-15-2015  |  Civil Liberties

It's Time to Restrict Groundwater Pumping in Californianew

Big Ag is doing irreparable harm to the state's underground water supplies — and for no good reason.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  04-09-2015  |  Environment

Madison Young Aims to Revolutionize Pornographynew

ArtGasm is a new monthly erotic film screening that offers edgier, diverse experiences.
East Bay Express  |  Anna Pulley  |  02-25-2015  |  Sex

Welcome to Taco Hellnew

Fast-food workers, particularly in Oakland, often face extremely dangerous conditions, while toiling long hours for corporations that refuse to pay a living wage.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham  |  02-25-2015  |  Business & Labor

The Weed War Undermines Sciencenew

A Columbia professor argues that research that exaggerates the effects of marijuana is spurring people to reject other types of research as well.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  02-14-2015  |  Drugs

Oakland Police Still Appear to be Targeting Blacksnew

Newly released data shows that the Oakland Police Department continues to disproportionately stop, search, and arrest African Americans.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham and Ali Winston  |  02-06-2015  |  Race & Class

Reclaiming the Lives of Undocumented Queersnew

Local artist and activist Julio Salgado uses bold imagery and humor to document the undocumented.
East Bay Express  |  Sarah Burke  |  01-15-2015  |  Art

News Media Ignores Black Protestsnew

Black demonstrators in Oakland and Berkeley are taking the reins of a movement and designing their own powerful protests against police violence. But the news media isn't interested.
East Bay Express  |  Will Butler  |  12-19-2014  |  Race & Class

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