The late vocalist Sista Monica Parker was blessed with an uncanny power to move people. She could bring audiences to tears, whether belting the blues on nightclub and festival stages or wailing gospel songs in [...]
Blending soul, dance, and community, Oakland is set to break a new Guinness World Record for the “Largest Soul Train Line” on Saturday, June 20 at deFremery Park, 1651 Adeline St. in West Oakland.
The end of the Vietnam War is marked by the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. This year is the 40th anniversary of that day, and is still remembered by many of the 3,000 [...]
Even though blues pioneer Bob Geddins wrote and produced numerous national hit records between 1948 and 1961 – by such blues and R&B artists as Lowell Fulson, Sugar Pie DeSanto and Jimmy McCracklin, the Oakland [...]
Walking into the dance studio at El Cerrito High School (ECHS), you can feel the positivity from students who are welcoming, polite, and enthusiastic with a smile on their faces.
In an effort to engage the community in a conversation around Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its affects on children living in impoverished circumstances, the film “Wounded Places: Confronting Childhood PTSD in America’s Shell-Shocked [...]
By Sanya Panwar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi Biracial beauty Ariana Miyamoto was crowned Miss Japan 2015 and will represent her country at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant.
It was enough to make any kid fearful for his life. It was that look your mama gave you – the one you got when you were acting up, the one that made you [...]
Oakland is internationally recognized for supporting humanitarian causes and opposing police brutality. The city continues to be on the forefront through hip hop artists who are influenced by the area’s rich political history and the [...]
By Anne Brice, UC Berkeley News In honor of Cinco de Mayo, UC Berkeley’s Ethnic Studies Library has put up a vivid display of vintage posters from events that took place in Berkeley, San Francisco, [...]