All this week, CNBC is taking a look at how the financial crisis has impacted American cities with its “Critical Condition: Saving America’s Cities” series. One of the cities they are featuring is Oakland. Monday’s story featured OCO leader Rev. Curtis Robinson, pastor of Faith Baptist Church, who used to be a stockbroker before going into the ministry.

He spoke frankly about Oakland’s financial woes with Wall Street, but he also talked about the solutions that many organizations, including his church, are working on.

“You’ve got to have a peaceful neighborhood in order to have economic development. Maybe if we put some food on some tables, people will get a little peaceful,” he told CNBC.

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