Vigilante and attempted child murderer Patrick McCullough, running on an anti-black platform for the Oakland city council district 1 seat, was soundly defeated by incumbent Jane Brunner in the June 3 elections. After an Uhuru Movement-led campaign exposing him as a brutal and divisive front man for white property and corporate interests in North Oakland, McCullough’s bid was routed when Brunner took 73 percent of the vote. See more on Patrick McCullough.
Generally when the city or white people plan to gentrify and make money it is at the expense of the African community. The existing sports arena, Tropicana Field, was built in the 1990s by destroying a thriving black neighborhood and business center known as the Gas Plant. Although jobs were promised to the African community, none have ever materialized.