By Rev. Willie A. Douglas The unfolding drama of how Afro-Americans took the raw material of their lives and organized what has become their strongest institution – the church – must be viewed by the [...]
Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby is the latest to join the growing field of candidates challenging Mayor Jean Quan in the November election. Ruby, 46, is serving her second term as Oakland’s elected auditor, a [...]
Things are heating up in the Oakland mayor’s race. District 4 Councilwoman Libby Schaaf kicks off her campaign Saturday, March 1 at Penrose on Grand at 10 a.m.
By Elizabeth Fernandez, UCSF News Pharmacies, focused on the health and wellbeing of their customers, have long been saddled with a paradox: they sell cigarettes and other tobacco products, even though tobacco use is the [...]
Four Oakland city councilmembers have joined a statewide coalition of community and civic leaders calling for the elimination of a major imbalance in California’s property tax law.
Residents and business owners on San Leandro Boulevard and Fruitvale Avenue woke up to find nearly 60 trees being planted up and down their streets by urban forest organization Urban Releaf.
Andre Hall founded Uplifting the Community Development Corporation (UTCDC) in Oakland in 2012 to address the physical, emotional, and emotional issues affecting populations living in minority communities.From mental health and substance abuse assistance to HIV [...]
The workshop series, “A Model Built on Faith and Community,” kicks off its 2014 schedule with a new workshop, “The Social Justice Tipping Point: How Involving Others in Your Mission Will Manifest the Change You [...]
By Michael A. LeNoir, M.D., president, National Medical Association Dr. Anthony Jones has been an AIDS Specialist for over 15 years. During that time he has become more and more discouraged as he watched the [...]
As a little boy, after many awkward collisions with grownups while walking on the sidewalk, I was taught to walk to the right in order to avoid these mishaps. When I got old enough to [...]