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On Saturday, Nov. 7, churches and community leaders in Oakland and the Bay Area stood in solidarity with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in West Oakland, which is shown above.
Left to right are Pleasant Grove church choir (bottom Left), SambaFunk! Drummers (top left), Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Pastor Thomas Harris of Pleasant Grove, City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan and Pastor Amos Brown of Third Baptist in San Francisco (top right) , Rev. Ray Williams of Morning Star Baptist and Marvin X, founder of the Black Arts Movement (bottom right). Photos by Ken Epstein. Collage by Adam L. Turner.

Oakland Steps Out for Faith with a Joyful Noise

The city of Oakland has long been considered the citadel for progressive civil rights and political movements involving activism for racial and social inclusion and equity.
Pamela Alexander, director of Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund.

Ford Motor Company Celebrates Bay Area “Unsung Heroes” Nominations due Nov. 23; special awards ceremony to be held Dec. 8

  As part of its ongoing commitment to support local communities, Ford Motor Company is kicking off the Ford Freedom Unsung program in the Bay Area to honor the achievements of everyday people and organizations [...]
The Whispers - Walter Scott, Wallace Scott, Nicholas Caldwell and Leaveil Degree.

The Whispers Will Be Home for the Holidays at the Paramount

The smooth velvety voices of The Whispers will come back to the Bay Area Nov. 28 at Oakland’s Paramount Theater.   Presented by Bay Area Productions, The Whispers’ “Home for the Holidays” concert will feature [...]
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San Leandro’s Annual Halloween Carnival Set for Saturday Oct. 31

The City of San Leandro’s annual Halloween Carnival is set for Saturday October 31 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marina Community Center, located at 15301 Wicks Boulevard. Admission to the event is [...]