Census Counting on Clergy

By Lee Hubbard The importance of responding to the 2010 United States Census was the main goal of a faith based prayer breakfast sponsored last week by OCCUR (Oakland Citizens Committee for urban Renewal). Reverend [...]

One Toyota of Oakland Opens New Store

One Toyota of Oakland’s co-owners Brad Barnett and Brian McCafferty have bravely branded Toyota’s reputation by opening their new dealership in the middle of the largest recall in the automaker’s history. Even though most dealers [...]

Ann Washington’s 105th

By Tanya Dennis So what does a one hundred and five year old woman wish for on her birthday? Ann Washington told this reporter that “After one hundred and four years I done give up!” [...]

Young Entrepreneurs in the East Bay

Part 1 By Tanya Dennis The nation’s unemployment rate is spiraling towards ten percent with each passing month, and the jobless rate has more than doubled from a year ago. Almost two million college graduates [...]

5,000 Youth Jam Black College Expo

Over 5,000 students and parents from the Oakland Bay Area to Portland, Oregon attended the 7th Annual Black College Expo held last week at the Marriott Oakland City Center. Wells Fargo, US Navy and Metro [...]

Butler’s Taking Georgetown By Storm

Part 2 By Tasion Kwamilele Dalvin Butler, an Oakland native and Castlemont High graduate is taking Washington, D.C. by storm. Butler’s now an eighteen-year-old freshman Government major at Georgetown University. In fall of 2009, Butler [...]

“Booked” for Support

Community asked to give financial support to Marcus Books By Lee Hubbard A cross section of people from all over Northern California showed up in Oakland at Marcus Book store Monday night to discuss ways [...]

Celebration of the Church Hat Tradition

Great things DO happen in Oakland! Afternoon Tea: A celebration of the Church Hat Tradition is a multicultural and a multigenerational gala affair. Ladies from ages 9 to 99 from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds [...]