Veteran R&B singer-songwriter Sugar Pie DeSanto wowed the crowd at the Poretta Soul Festival in Italy last month with renditions of her 1960s hits, “I Want to Know” and “Skip-In Mules” among other songs.
Rev. Dr. Timothy Hawkins, pastor of Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, recently celebrated a key academic achievement, earning his Doctor of Ministry degree on June 7 from Faith Evangelical College & Seminary in Tacoma, Washington.
Shiloh Church, located at 3295 School St. in Oakland, will be celebrating 50 years of ministry in the Bay Area with a series of events Sept. 4-6.
High school senior Jayshaun Thomas can teach just about anyone how to create a website. “It’s easy to teach,” he said at the Hack the Hood summer boot camp graduation on Aug. 12 [...]
In an unprecedented move, the Oakland Police Department this week released body camera evidence to some representatives of the media but not to the general public in two police-involved deaths, hoping to clear up [...]
Although singer Denise Perrier was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, her music education didn’t really begin until she relocated to Oakland with her mother and older sister in 1945.
Oakland police officers shot and killed a 24-year old man Wednesday evening after a car chase. As of Thursday afternoon, the name of the young man has not been officially confirmed.
Senator Bernie Sanders was in Oakland this week, where he won the endorsement of the 185,000-member National Nurses Union (NNU), adding serious momentum to his low-budget, grassroots campaign to win the Democratic presidential nomination [...]
Three of the Bay Area’s top media personalities were panelists at an event hosted by the East Bay Women in Business Roundtable to discuss the state of Oakland’s image in the media.
Coach Ben Tapscott and a host of Mack alumni are mobilizing community-wide support to address the Oakland Unified School District and Superintendent Antwan Wilson on a campaign to keep McClymonds High School open. Alumni [...]