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New Biography of Loren Miller, Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist

  Loren Miller was one of the nation’s most prominent civil rights attorneys from the 1940s through the early 1960s, particularly in the fields of housing and education.

Ford Freedom Awards Honors Unsung Heroes in the African American community Nominations open until Nov. 16

Click here to Nominate Someone   In every community, there are individuals who go above and beyond to positively impact countless lives. Their stories deserve recognition.   In honor of the outstanding achievements of Unsung [...]
(From left to right) Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, President of the Attitudinal Healing Connection (AHC) Guillermo Ortiz, Founders of AHC Aeeshah and Kokomon Clottey stand in front of the crowd at the mural's unveiling.

Antonio Ramos Mural Dedicated

On Wednesday, dozens of neighbors, artists, community activists and elected officials gathered beneath the 580 overpass on West Street for the unveiling of the third Superheroes Mural, the project that muralist Antonio Ramos was working [...]
Community members and anti-displacement activists surround Director of Planning and Building, Rachel Flynn, at the Downtown Specific Plan design workshop Monday night. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Community Turns Up the Volume to Defend Residents and Businesses City staff Rachel Flynn said there is no housing crisis in Oakland

  Community members are raising the volume on their demands that the city protect Oaklanders’ rights following a number of noise complaints by a few residents targeting Lake Merritt drummers and Black churches.
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Historic Mural, Considered Lost Forever, Found in Basement after 40 Years

  Courtesy of Richmond Standard   For decades, an historic mural capturing Richmond’s pre-WWII days was thought to have been lost and possibly gone forever.   But earlier this month, the “Richmond: The Industrial City” [...]
Kim Nalley

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Kim Nalley Uses Music to Say Black Lives Matter

  “Michael Brown is dead, and they still haven’t arrested that policeman,” Kim Nalley sings in anguished alto tones on “Ferguson Blues,” one of two original songs about the killing of African American teens on [...]
Dakotah Jennifer

Author Dakotah Jennifer Inspired by Maya Angelou, Lemony Snicket among other authors

    At 15 years old, the young up-and-coming author Dakotah Jennifer has already written a number of books and continues to captivate readers through her stories.   Jennifer’s first book, entitled “I Want To [...]