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(Left to right) Jonathan Finlayson, trumpeter with Five Elements, Marcus Gilmore, drummer, Steve Coleman, alto saxophonist & leader of Five Elements, John Handy, prominent jazz saxophonist, Ron Finlayson, Brenda Pugh and Tilman Pugh. Photograph: Conway Jones

Award-winning Saxophonist Steve Coleman Performs in Bay Area

  Saxophonist Steve Coleman, whose quintet performed last Sunday at SFJazz in San Francisco, was honored recently with a MacArthur Fellow, an award presented to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in [...]
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OP-ED: Choked Out 

  By Ron Busby, Sr., President of U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce   This one is different. We didn’t see George Zimmerman kill Trayvon Martin or Darren Wilson murder Michael Brown. Having only the perpetrators’ [...]
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Explosive Growth Coming to Oakland, Say Developers

  Local business people packed into the grand ballroom in Oakland Marriott City Center last Friday to hear Mayor Jean Quan, Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf and a panel of five major Bay Area developers talk about [...]
Berkeley High School Students walked out Wednesday in solidarity with protests against police brutality and killings. Photo courtesy of the Daily Californian.

Berkeley High Students Walkout, Joining Nationwide Protests Against Police Violence

Berkeley High School students walked out Wednesday and marched to the Campanile at UC Berkeley to protest police brutality and in solidarity with the burgeoning “Black lives matter” movement.
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Youth UpRising, OPD Hosts Gun Buy Back, Dec. 13 $100 cash for handguns, $200 cash for assault rifles

Youth UpRising, in partnership with the Oakland Police Department, will host a Gun Buyback event at Youth UpRising, 8711MacArthur Boulevard, on Saturday, December 13 from 9am to 3pm. Part of a statewide gun buyback initiative, the [...]
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Conference on Minority Transportation Officials Northern California

By Kia Croom, Contributing Writer The Conference on Minority Transportation Officials Northern California (COMTO NorCal) Chapter hosted its 11th annual Scholarship and Industry Awards Dinner Friday Dec. 5 at the Oakland Marriott City Center.
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Bar Association Recognizes Chevron, East Oakland Youth Development Center

  The Charles Houston Bar Association (CHBA) hosted its Annual Gala and Dinner Dance, Saturday Dec. 6 at the Oakland Marriott City Center, honoring community-based and corporate community partners, public servants and law students in [...]