Oakland is the midst of a hot mayoral campaign season, and the city is beginning to see unemployment and jobs as top issue for candidates, along with public safety and affordable housing.
The mood at Southside Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas last Sunday morning was somber and quiet. The congregation had just learned that one of its beloved members, a doctor working in Liberia, had [...]
Born without arms and impaired use of her legs, motivational speaker and “UNarmed But Dangerous” author Tawana Williams has persevered through adversity. After doctors told her mother she wouldn’t walk or live past two weeks [...]
This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act. The law was quickly followed by the Voting Rights Act, which immediately had an impact on one of the [...]
In its marathon negotiations with the city, Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) owned by Bill Aboudi has faced countless obstacles over many years, even after the City Council approved an agreement.But this week, Aboudi finally [...]
The African American Wellness Project held a reception recently for its new its new executive director, Kevin Nichols. At the event held July 16th at the Imagine Affairs Art Lounge in Oakland, community members had [...]
The legendary sounds of Tower of Power are coming to the stage at the Concord Pavilion on Tuesday, July 29. Having launched their new album “Hipper than Hip,” TOP is part of the “San Francisco [...]
Teachers, community members and students are complaining that the Oakland Unified School District has violated academic freedom when it unilaterally, without any public discussion, shut down an “Urban Dreams” website, containing 27 units of federally [...]
While my desire to be a lawyer was a mere dream, it became real on the day that my family and I lost my childhood home.
When a community coalition sought the City Council’s approval recently to put a police oversight commission on the November ballot, most of them opposed it. The majority opinion on the council seemed to be that [...]