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Shabaka Henley, Delroy Lindo, and Danny Glover perform a scene from August Wilson's "Joe Turner Come and Gone" at a rally to save Marcus Books on Saturday, December 13. Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

Delroy Lindo, John Burris Rally for Marcus Books

Rallying to support Marcus Books – Oakland’s historic African American bookstore – Delroy Lindo hosted the “Black Men Speak” series last Saturday with Danny Glover, Shabaka Henley, and John Burris at the Heart & Soul [...]
Raiders Taiwan Jones, Tarell Brown and Brice Butler presents a gift while visiting a patient at Kaiser Permanente – San Leandro Medical Center. HOTOS COURTESY OF TONY GONZALES/RAIDERS.COM)

Raiders Bring Holiday Cheer With Visit To Kaiser Permanente – San Leandro Medical Center

Members of the Oakland Raiders recently visited local hospital with the hopes of raising the spirits of patients, their families as well as hospital staff. Raiders Tarell Brown, Brice Butler, DJ Hayden, Taiwan Jones and [...]
Donning shirts that read, "Black Lives Matter," Alameda County Public Defenders held a rally today and observed four and a half minutes of silence outside the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland to honor the life of Michael Brown. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Alameda County Public Defenders Rally for “Black Lives Matter”

Attorneys in the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office held a rally on Thursday outside of the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland to show their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The lawyers wore [...]
Oakland high school students stood in front of the OUSD office building in downtown Oakland Wednesday protesting the non-indictment of police officers in the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Photo by Ken Epstein.

High School Students Walk Out, Saying: “Graduations, Not Funerals”

Wanting their voices to be heard in the rising protests against police impunity, high school students walked out of school and protested Wednesday in front of the office building at 1000 Broadway where the Oakland [...]
Ella Baker Center

Ella Baker Center Holds Vigil for “50% Jobs Not Jails” Campaign  

The Ella Baker Center recently organized a candlelight vigil in front of the Alameda County Administration building in downtown Oakland where community members and faith leaders demanded more funding for jobs, not jails.
Jesus Ibn El, founder of the Urban Legends talent competition. The show will hold a live taping on Sunday, Dec. 21 at the New Parish in Oakland.

Urban Legends Talent Competition Gives Local Artists a Platform

The Urban Legends live performance talent competition is creating a platform for inner-city artists to express their creativity and be seen by the world. Organized by a group of Bay Area producers, the show will [...]
(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 [...]