In 1981, the City of Oakland spent one dollar to purchase the Veterans Memorial Building across from Lake Merritt from the County of Alameda and it has been the best investment the city has ever [...]
The Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce (OAACC), will host the Chairman’s Reception at the Coliseum Lexus in Oakland on Thursday, July 28 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., to introduce the chamber’s new leaders. [...]
The Invest in Youth Summit, sponsored by My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and other organizations, was held Thursday at the Oakland Convention Center, convening hundreds of boys and men of color between the ages of 18 [...]
A number of Oakland’s poorest residents and their supporters showed up at this week’s City Council meeting, asking council members to intervene to save Alliance Metals in West Oakland, a recycling center that is the [...]
Nearly 100 people showed up to speak at Tuesday’s city council meeting in support of a strong, independent police oversight commission in Oakland, which will be voted on next Tuesday.
By Congresswoman Barbara Lee Since taking the oath of office, President Obama has achieved a lot, at home and abroad. He brought our economy back from the brink of a great depression, reduced [...]
Cruz Hernandez and his wife Pabla Lobos haven’t seen their sons since the couple left El Salvador 16 years ago and resettled in Oakland. “The truth is it’s really hard,” said Hernandez in an [...]
By Cat Brooks Black women carry so much. We tend to our homes and our children. We work long hours and multiple jobs to keep the lights on. We ensure our husbands and lovers [...]
Amidst the quickly changing face of Oakland and its deeply rooted culture we see the emergence of a unique in depth portrayal of the Town and the many different people who live here. “Clouds The [...]
BWOPA/TILE will honor six dynamic women under the age of 40 at its inaugural HerStory Empowers Awards ceremony on Thursday, July 28, 6 p.m. at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, 410 14th St. in Oakland.