Rebecca Schneider 
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Re: “Oakland Makes New Play for the A’s

It's two sites on Howard Street, not Howard Terminal. Totally different part of town.

Posted by Rebecca Schneider on 12/01/2009 at 9:27 AM

Re: “You Don't Know Jack

Those leaving comments here defending Diallo and his work appear to be missing the point entirely. Whether the Village Bottoms Farm or the Black Dot Cafe are important cultural resources for the West Oakland community is entirely beside the point. Marcel Diallo, angry because Max Allstadt didn't vote for him to receive a CDBG grant, threatened Allstadt and then proceeded to attempt to defame Allstadt's character by sending a disgusting e-mail full of racist invective to numerous community leaders and local political figures.

The suggestion that the message could have been sent by "anyone" is preposterous. Legal records show that the fradulent e-mail account was created in the middle of the night from Marcel Diallo's house, and that the e-mail was sent from Marcel Diallo's house, not from the Black Dot Cafe.

If this incident ultimately results in harm to the Black Dot Cafe's or the Village Bottoms Farm's viability, that is unfortunate, but it is important to remember that blame rests squarely on Marcel Diallo's shoulders. It was his own deplorable and divisive behavior that prompted this article and the accompanying investigation into his finances. Perhaps in the future, he will think twice before taking similarly execrable action.

Posted by Rebecca Schneider on 11/23/2009 at 8:04 AM

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