Staged against a backdrop of George Gershwin’s “Summertime” and the Southern Gullah culture of Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina, the popular Tony Award-winning opera ‘The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” opened to a packed audience [...]
Seeking to repair his damaged church building, Pastor Donald Scurry of Joshua Christian Church, 793 W Grand Ave, has received moral and financial support from fellow ministers Rev. Curtis Flemming, Rev. Gerald Agee, and Rev. [...]
In honor of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church’s 155th Anniversary, Rev. Dr. Harold R. Mayberry and the FAME family hosted a one-night revival featuring Bishop Paul Morton.
When Ed Howard began working on the West Oakland Stories of 40s, 50s and 60s, he wanted to document the lives and culture of the predominantly Black West Oakland neighborhood where he grew up in.
With Oakland’s mayoral election coming up next year, one of the big questions for all candidates will be: what you are doing or will you do to create jobs in a city that has yet [...]
Hundreds gathered in the Grand Ballroom at the Marriot in downtown Oakland to hear Outgoing NAACP President Benjamin Jealous speak Wednesday at the 10th annual meeting and awards luncheon of the Oakland African American Chamber [...]
Independent truckers lined up outside Oakland City Hall Wednesday honking their horns and demanding an extension on the January 2014 deadline for new emissions compliances required by the Port of Oakland.
Downtown Oakland has come back to life. Businesses are flourishing and bringing a new energy and spark to the downtown area. Imagine Affairs Art Lounge, 408 14th street, is adding a new sense of energy.
A proposal for a youth curfew in Oakland died this week at the city’s Public Safety Committee meeting in the face of opposition by City Council members and outraged hostility by young people and their [...]
Joseph Debro, died of cancer at David Grant Hospital at Travis Air Force Base, Monday, Nov. 4. He was 84 years old. Debro was a McClymonds graduate who served in Governor Jerry Brown’s Cabinet as [...]