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Left to right, Walter Law, Winsted Northeast Regional Sales Manager; Bill Gillice, Chief Engineer, Overcomers With Hope (OWH) Studios; OWH President, Bishop J.E. Watkins; and Winsted Canadian Sales Manager, Steve Thomson at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas.

National Association of Broadcasters Hosts Over 100,000 Media, Entertainment Enthusiasts

The world’s largest electronic media show, the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, hosted over 100,000 TV enthusiasts, producers, vendors and stakeholders April 11-16 in Las Vegas. With the merging of media and technology, [...]

OP-ED: Save Thunder Road: A Vital Resource for the Future of our Community

By Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L. Karen Monroe   Over the past 15 years, the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) has partnered with the Thunder Road Adolescent Treatment Center to help thousands of [...]

City Proposes “Bleak” Budget for Jobs and Training Programs Frank Tucker Removed from WIB Board, Reinstated by Mayor’s Office

The Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) this week released a “bleak” budget proposal for 2015-1016 that would slash funding for jobs and job training between 19 percent and 22 percent, and 50 percent for the [...]
Rev. Debra Avery of First Presbyterian Church of Oakland.

OP-ED: Proposed Dept. of Race and Equity and the Prophetic Work of Changing the Status Quo

By Rev. Debra Avery, First Presbyterian Church of Oakland   When I considered whether to offer my thoughts on Councilmember Desley Brooks’ proposal for a city Department of Race and Equity, I thought: What can [...]
Robin Raveneau (middle), Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA), speaks at a City Hall press conference Thursday, April 16. Also pictured: George McDaniel, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, Destiny Iowma, Ron Muhammed, Robert Harris, Esq., Ken Wynn, Min. Keith Muhammed, Geoffrey Pete, Danny Williams, Lloyd Lawrence Jr., Devonte Jackson, Dr. Mark Alexander, Bryan Parker, Frank Tucker of 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Darryl Richardson, Oakland NAACP President George Holland, Saleem Shakir-Gilmore, Carroll Fife, Harrold Lowe, Bill Whyte, Darryl White, Abayomi Brami, and Chris Perryman. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Oakland Groups Demand City Action on Killings of Black Men

In wake of the recent killings of Eric Harris in Oklahoma and Walter Scott in South Carolina, both unarmed Black men killed by police officers, a group of community leaders, clergy, and activists are calling [...]