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(Left to right) Reverend Dr. Harold R. Mayberry, Senior Pastor, First African Methodist Episcopal Church; Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingraham, Episcopal Supervisor, First Episcopal District, AME Church; Carolyn Russell, Executive Director, A Safe Place, holding her Women of Distinction Empowerment Award; and, First Lady Mary Mayberry. Photo by Conway Jones.

Carolyn Russell receives Women of Distinction Empowerment Award

Carolyn Russell, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, recently received the Women of Distinction Empowerment Award from First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME) in Oakland for her over 30 years of service to victims of [...]
Kadijah Means accepts her award from Carmen Plaza de Jennings, Princeton Alum class of 1975.

BHS Student Wins Princeton Prize for Promoting Race Relations

Berkeley High School Senior Kadijah Diani Means has been working hard during her high school career to bring racial equity to the world – and the world is watching. <
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Council Decision Could Mean a Step Forward on Police Accountability

The City Council took a first step this week to enact a policy that has been four years in the making and could improve the level of police accountability in Oakland, unanimously voting to consolidate [...]
Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker. (Photo by D. Ross Cameron)

Barbara Parker Cites Confidentiality, Refuses Comment on Sale of Property for Luxury Apartment Tower

A local community group has not yet received a reply from City Attorney Barbara Parker about their complaint that the City of Oakland is violating local, state and federal laws in going ahead with the [...]
Special education classroom. Photo courtesy of www.thestoryofus.info.

Complaint Filed Against Oakland Unified for “System-wide Violations of Rights of Children with Disabilities”

Disability Rights of California has filed a complaint against the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) on behalf of the district’s special education students, alleging that “OUSD’s policies and practices result in system-wide violations of the [...]
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Golden State Warriors Lead Houston Rockets 2-0 After A Knockout Drag Out Fight in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals

By William G. McCray, Obnoxioustv   Stephen Curry looked into the Oracle Arena crowd and threw punches in the air after having ended the knockout drag out fight to the bitter end between him and [...]