Mrs. Grinage is the former Director of People United for a Better Life in Oakland (PUEBLO) where she was active in PUEBLO's Campaign for Public Safety and Accountability.
She served on the City of Oakland's Community Policing Task Force, two task forces established to improve the Citizens' Police Review Board and on Mayor Dellums' Task Force for Police Issues.
Mrs Grinage became PUEBLO’s Executive Director in 2007 and stepped down in December 2014 in order to focus on the work of the Coalition for Police Accountability which initiated the successful campaign for Measure LL, passed by 83.17% of Oakland voters in November, 2016. Rashidah earned her B.A. degree from Brandeis University and her M.A. in Education from Holy Names College in Oakland.