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Jose Alejandre speaks at the Community Forum on Racial Justice on Aug. 18 at Brookins AME Church in Oakland. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Teen Leaders and Rep. Barbara Lee Say: “We Must Speak Up” for Racial Justice

“In order to improve race relations in America, we must speak up. Comfortable silence has gotten us nowhere,” said Alomar Burdick, one of the young panelists speaking at the Community Forum on Racial Justice on [...]
Rafael Flores and Tim Bluitt with United Roots.

Youth Media Awards to Honor Young Storytellers

When it comes to young storytellers, the East Bay has a unique and diverse mix of individuals.   To recognize these brilliant and innovative young people, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson will host the East [...]
(Left to right) Carol Fleming, board member, Commonwealth Club of California, and director of the Music Matters series; Noah Griffin, founder and artistic director, Cole Porter Society; Jo Jo Osgood; The Honorable Edgar dePue Osgood; and Margaret Griffith. Photo by Conway Jones.

Noah Griffin Brings Cole Porter to Life

Noah Griffin, founder and artistic director of the Cole Porter Society, brought the American composer and songwriter Cole Porter to life when he presented a program recently at the Commonwealth Club of California.
Pastor Chauncey and First Lady Donna Mathews. Photo courtesy of Corinthian Baptist Church.

Corinthian Baptist Church Continues Founder’s Legacy, Celebrates 50 Years

A full house of churchgoers, community and faith leaders recently celebrated the bicentennial of Corinthian Baptist Church in Oakland with an anniversary event that honored the past and the present.
Oakland Natives Give Back provided free backpacks and supplies to children at the annual Attend and Achieve Back to School Event at City Hall in 2014. This year's event will be held Saturday, Aug. 22.

Oakland Kids Go Back to School Flurry of activities sprout around city as families and educators prepare for opening day

  With school set to start on Monday, families of Oakland’s 48,000 public school students are getting ready while the Oakland Unified School District’s 2,500 teachers are already back at school, holding meetings, arranging desks [...]
Photo courtesy of Vallejo Museum

“War Comes Home: The Legacy” to be Exhibited at the San Leandro Main Library

  The San Leandro Public Library Veterans Resource Center is partnering with Cal Humanities, the California State Library, and Exhibit Envoy to present “War Comes Home: The Legacy,” an exhibition of wartime correspondences provided by [...]
Dr. Kimberly Mayfield

“Creating Joyful and Effective Schools” – Educators to Speak at Oakland Post Salon

  This month’s Post Salon will feature an interactive dialogue on the politics and practice of education. The speakers are three longtime educators in the East Bay.