By Brandon Reeves Ranzel Merritt is trying to change the world in a positive way through music. Merritt, who is from Oakland, is an upcoming artist and philanthropist who plays the saxophone, is [...]
By Troy Williams I met Keith Wattley, founder and executive director of Uncommon Law, in 2008 at a restorative justice symposium that was held inside San Quentin State Prison.
Holy Names University hosted a Latino Recognition Night recently to honor graduating Latino Students and the community. In addition to graduating students, the ceremony honored parents, grandparents and great grandparents who left their countries [...]
By Steve Stallone, SEIU 1021 More than 200 Oakland residents gathered for a day of food, fun, music and resistance Saturday, May 21 at West Oakland’s deFremery Park, celebrating their right to stay in [...]
Jerry Bridges, CEO of the company that wants to build and operate a coal-shipping terminal in Oakland, made his case for building the project at a press conference on the waterfront this week, seeking to [...]
Oakland councilmembers could have decided at this week’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee to send a rent protection initiative to the full City Council for approval to put on the November ballot for voters [...]
Education activists of color marched to the Oakland Board of Education Wednesday meeting, where they shut down the meeting for about 20 minutes to demand that the school board take a stand to halt “Common [...]
A U.S. District Court judge has rejected a bid by three trade associations — including the national lobby for sugar-sweetened beverage manufacturers — that sought to enjoin San Francisco from enforcing its first-in-the-nation health [...]
Richmond teacher Francisco Ortiz, presented the findings of his graduate research at a session of the California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE) in San Francisco, summarizing what his experiences show about the positive impact [...]
David A. Harris will lead Urban Strategies Council as its next president and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, succeeding Junious Williams who has led the council for nearly 20 years.