The City of Oakland has quietly issued a new notice offering to sell or lease a city-owned parcel on East 12th Street near Lake Merritt that has been in limbo since the council pulled [...]
I recently met a seven-year-old Steph Curry of the future. Then again, maybe I actually met a Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, or Matisse of the future.
San Francisco’s Community Music Center (CMC), a non-profit community arts organization, announced an award of $50,000 in merit scholarships to 31 students, covering their private lesson tuition during the 2015-2016 school year. <
The Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) will present the 14th annual Music on the Main summer concerts Wednesdays, July 22 and Aug. 26, from 5 p.m. -7:30 p.m. in the lot next to the [...]
Oakland native Tova Ricardo was chosen as the 2015 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate, a top literary honor for both the city and its hometown hero. Ricardo, 16, was awarded with a $5,000 [...]
As a young child, Muhammad Abdulla worked as a farmer, planting seeds in Yemen. The work was difficult, but he knew it would define his future.
Ida Lewis grew up listening to lots of lively zydeco and Cajun music played on accordion in Beaumont, Texas during the 1930s and ‘40s. She was fascinated by the instrument but never considered [...]
D’Army Bailey, a civil rights activist, judge, attorney, author and actor who founded the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, has died. He served on the Berkeley City Council from 1971 until 1973.
By Troy Williams A few days ago, I was introduced to a group of Black Greek letter organizations. Initially, I assumed the organization was comprised of Blacks with Greek heritage but quickly learned [...]
The Oakland City Council this week confirmed the reappointment of incumbent Commissioner Cestra “Ces” Butner to the Port of Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. The council also approved the appointment to the port board [...]