Today's Date: April 10, 2021
‘Coming Out for Love’ LGBTQ Reality Dating Show Headed for Romance, Fun, Happy Endings This Fall   •   InventHelp Inventor Develops Cooling Safety System (LCC-5135)   •   Atria Announces Nearly 90% Vaccination Levels After Vaccine Rollout   •   Charmin® Works to Protect, Grow and Restore Forests   •   Publix Pharmacy Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments in North Carolina   •   Barna and Gloo To Release New City-Specific Research Experience For Church Leaders   •   Ather Sharif Awarded The Excellence in Entrepreneurial Leadership Award In Honor of Michael Ferro   •   TherapeuticsMD and Theramex Announce the Approval of BIJUVE® Capsules Indicated for Hormone Replacement Therapy in the Unite   •   Call for Programs Opens for 2021 Parliament of the World's Religions   •   Molina Healthcare of California Partners with San Bernardino County for COVID-19 Vaccinations   •   Minister Schulte and Minister Hajdu announce the appointment of three new members to the National Seniors Council   •   Who’s Getting Vaccinated in the US?   •   BET Remembers Hip-Hop Icon DMX With Special Linear Programming Today Starting At 6PM/5C   •   PG&E Contributes $500,000 to Restaurant Resilience Fund to Strengthen Businesses for the Long-Term   •   The American Legion Calls POW/MIA Flag above White House "A Poignant Reminder"   •   The Drone Champions League puts female drone pilots in the global spotlight with the DCL Women's Cup   •   Humanitarian Leaders Jamie Aten and Kent Annan launch petition to encourage Evangelicals to get vaccinated against COVID-19   •   InventHelp Inventor Presents An Improved High Chair Design (LGI-2994)   •   Wolters Kluwer Podcast Sheds Light on Key Factors Impacting Effective Banking Compliance   •   Winning Startups Receive $25,000 through Sunstone Innovation Challenge at CSULB
Bookmark and Share

Koreatown Parolee Center Meets Opposition

 OAKLAND, CA - A proposal to open an education center for prison parolees is causing a stir in Oakland’s Korean community. Board members from the Koreatown-Northgate Community Benefits District (CBD) gathered recently in Oakland to discuss plans to build the center in the heart of Oakland’s Koreatown. The project has been subcontracted by the justice department to Center Point, a local firm that works to bolster the nonprofit sector. Korean business owners came out strongly against the idea, reports the Korea Times.

Keun-bae Yoo, vice president of the CBD, said that small business owners are concerned that recently released prisoners hanging out in the area would have a “negative impact” on business.

Although Koreatown has many Korean-owned businesses, a majority of the neighborhood’s residents are African American, many of whom support the center. Korea Times reporter Seo Ban Seok reports that one woman he spoke to lashed out at those opposed to the opening, saying their position was based on selfish concern for their businesses rather than for the welfare of the neighborhood as a whole.

The CBD plans to announce its official position on the center in the coming days.



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
Breaking News
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News