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Being in Love with Our Blackness

January 20, 2016

“It is a revolutionary act to in love with our Blackness and embodying our Black power.” – An MLK message from EBASE campaign director Jahmese Myres.
Dear Friend, Recently, I was watching a clip of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preaching about embracing who we are in a world that shames us. As we celebrate the MLK holiday and the movement for Black liberation, I am focused on the revolutionary act of being in love with my Blackness and embodying my Black power. Whether we are Black, Brown, poor, queer, disabled, or formerly incarcerated, we are told by society that...Read More

We Stand With the Muslim Community

December 10, 2015

EBASE’s Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy, EBHO’s Interfaith Communities United, and Oakland Community Organizations partner on immigrant and workers’ rights, affordable housing, racial and education justice work, and healthy communities. Together, we wrote the following statement in support of...Read More

Displacement and the Pitfalls of the Sharing Economy

November 6, 2015

Some cheer, some hiss, but one thing is for sure: Uber will transform Oakland, and our city will become ground zero for not only a discussion of growth and displacement, but of the pitfalls of the “sharing” economy.” This year,...Read More

Oakland Gentrification: Coliseum City 10-15

October 1, 2015

You may have heard that the City of Oakland wants to build new stadiums for the Raiders and the A’s, but did you know that the development could also include hotels, retail and tech office space, and thousands of new...Read More

Labor in the Pulpit Addresses Gentrification

September 30, 2015

Every Fall, the Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME) puts on Labor in the Pulpits, an annual tradition in which local congregations hear testimony from people struggling for justice in their communities and workplaces. This year, FAME teamed up...Read More

Grassroots Victory Against Mass Incarceration

August 7, 2015

Jake Friedler, a Bay Area native and EBASE intern, tells his inspiring story of his first big win: striking at the heart of mass incarceration and learning the power of grassroots organizing!   The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors...Read More

Coliseum City and Oakland Gentrification

July 28, 2015

The heart and soul of Oakland is at stake, and the Coliseum City development will dramatically change our city. Hundreds of acres of public land in East Oakland are being developed with millions of dollars of public funds...Read More

Come celebrate with EBASE on September 24th

July 28, 2015

Join us for EBASE’s Fired Up in ’15 fundraiser on September 24th! Let’s celebrate the spark within all of us to transform our economy, our workplaces, and our communities. Join us as we recognize the miles we’ve all marched in...Read More

Providing Sanctuary for Immigrants

July 16, 2015

Brace yourself, the following will be the cold truth. Nine black churchgoers are dead in Charleston at the hand of a white supremacist. Do we vilify all white people? Far too many people of color have been wrongly gunned down...Read More