Dressed in a carefully tailored black suit, a boy walked slowly and sedately into the auditorium at the West Oakland Youth Center to the sound of Haitian drums and Kreole chants.
Friday morning before dawn, Berkeley Police raided and began the forced relocation of the homeless encampment at Adeline and Fairview. Nanci Armstrong-Temple, grassroots organizer and candidate for Berkeley City Council District 2, was injured while [...]
Heads of about 30 Oakland-based nonprofits attended a “Nonprofit Displacement Forum” on Wednesday to discuss real estate challenges they are facing and possible solutions as commercial rents in the East Bay continue to skyrocket. &
In a wide ranging four-day conference thousands showed up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, held last weekend at the Oakland Museum of California.
A Safe Place has been a refuge in times of trouble to many families that have found themselves effected by the bitter roots of domestic violence.
There are few media outlets that exist purely to support and raise the voices of the homeless community. “Street Spirit,” a newspaper serving the Bay Area’s homeless, breaks mainstream media trends by reporting on [...]
In this era of global and social media, you can get a taste of what’s going on in every corner of the world. However, some of the best happenings are right in your own [...]
Comcast gave away free computers this week to every family at Prescott Elementary School, which is located at 920 Campbell St. in West Oakland. Before the give-a-way, Comcast’s Chief of Diversity and Senior Vice [...]
This past weekend, Black Women Stirring the Waters hosted students of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Center for a community discussion on voting in the November elections at Joyce Gordon Gallery on 14th street [...]
In this technological society, we have gotten away from the basics. “When people say the system isn’t working don’t believe them, it is working because it’s been designed to do just what it’s doing. [...]