Dominguita Velasco, an activist in Oakland’s Latino community, died Oct. 11 at age 114. “She may have been small in stature, but she was a strong woman who was respected. People recognized her leadership [...]
The Alan Blueford Foundation will be hosting Alan’s Holiday Birthday Gift giveaway this holiday season. The foundation will be giving gifts to family members who have lost loved ones in honor of Alan’s birthday on [...]
The Betti Ono art gallery opened its doors Monday evening to the public for the creation of a mural using images from the “Visions from the Inside” project, depicting the experiences and hardships of undocumented [...]
Since the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and its pastor, Thomas A. Harris, III have received notoriety from the complaints about their church sounds, many churches, pastors and community groups have offered their prayers and support [...]
Community members and faith leaders held a public meeting this week to oppose the export of coal from a terminal at the City of Oakland’s Army Base development project.
With a rapidly growing and diverse workforce, offering paid training, full health benefits and pay above the minimum wage for Oakland residents, CallSocket is outshining many of the large businesses and restaurants that are situating [...]
Oakland and other Bay Area cities are in the throes of a market-driven surge in evictions and rent increases, as long-term residents, small businesses and nonprofit agencies are being pushed out of their communities at [...]
Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks (third from left) celebrated Latino Literacy Week at Frick Middle School last week where she read the book “Esperanza Rising” to students in Ms. Valera’s class. Brooks believes reading to youth [...]
As an educator who has taught in Oakland for over a decade, Dr. Larry Moore saw a need for schools tailored to the study of theology.
The National Lawyers Guild honored Oakland civil rights attorney Walter Riley at its annual Law for the People Convention, which was held in Oakland this year at the Marriott Oakland City Center.