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 [...]
“I’ve got the meanest feelin’ I ever had. The man I got treated me so bad…I’m gettin’ mighty tired the way my daddy’s doggin’ me,” Lillian Glenn wailed in a robust contralto on [...]
Arguments began this week in federal court in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in N.C. NAACP v. McCrory, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the most restrictive voting law in the nation.
Matthew Major is a violinist in the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra. A member of the orchestra since 2013, he is a junior at Castro Valley High School and plans to become a violin soloist [...]
San Francisco, CA – An offensive explosion in the fourth and the Giants never looked back. Eight runs scored and the Philadelphia Phillies woes continued. Cole Hamels was chased off the mound early and allowed [...]
The Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee next week will discuss a set of police accountability reforms that were proposed by 100 Black Men of the Bay Area during the wave of national outrage [...]
In a sharp email exchange, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has blasted local developer Phil Tagami for moving ahead with a deal to export coal out of the former Oakland Army Base.
The discussion of entrenched racism in America is intensifying in the wake of the recent killing of nine parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina by a young white supremacist, followed by fires [...]
The Oakland City Council was uncharacteristically at a loss for words this week after public exposure that it had moved ahead on a controversial sale of city property near Lake Merritt to UrbanCore Development, ignoring [...]
By Harriet McLeod, Reuters South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed legislation on Thursday to permanently remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds, following an emotional debate spurred by the massacre of [...]