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The cast of "Fruitvale Station," Octavia Spencer, Ahna O'Reilly, Melonie Diaz, Michael B. Jordan with director Ryan Coogler and producer Forest Whitaker

Local Artist Zendaya and “Fruitvale Station” Nominated for NAACP Image Awards

Bay Area actress and recording artist Zendaya and award-winning film “Fruitvale Station are among the nominees for the 45th NAACP Image Awards, which recognize the talents and accomplishments of people of color in television, music, [...]
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Oakland Students Meet Classical Pianist Terrance Wilson

By Barbara Fluhrer East Oakland Leadership Academy students and faculty attended a concert last Saturday evening at Holy Names University’s Regents Theatre featuring internationally renowned pianist Terrence Wilson.The day before the concert, the students had [...]
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Study: Half of Black Males, 40 Percent of White Males Arrested by Age 23

Nearly half of black males and almost 40 percent of white males in the U.S. are arrested by age 23, according to a new report. The study released in the journal Crime & Delinquency analyzed [...]
Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee in "A Raisin in the Sun."

Stockton’s Inner City Theatre presents “A Raisin in the Sun”

Stockton’s Inner City Theatre will be presenting a production of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic “A Raisin in the Sun,” Jan. 4-18. Playwright Lorraine Hansberry debuted “A Raisin in the Sun” on Broadway in 1959, the first [...]
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Oakland Mural Project on the Rise

“Would you get behind something if you knew it had the power to change your neighborhood?” That’s the question posed by the Oakland Super Hero Mural Project, a four-phase project that’s putting up exciting murals [...]
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Jazz Musician Yusef Lateef, 93

Courtesy of Variety Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western Massachusetts. He was 93.
Artist Virginia Jourdan showcases portraits from her Church Hat Series with "Lisa" (holding) and "Lady I" (background). Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Artist Virginia Jourdan Celebrates Church Hat Tradition

When portrait artist Virginia Jourdan saw the spread of women from her church Wings of Love Ministries in their colorful hats featured in The Oakland Post two years ago, she was inspired to recreate the [...]