By Ise Lyfe People back in my hometown region of the Bay Area as well as people all over are mourning the loss of a dear brother, Kevin Weston.
OCCUR Holds “Board Report Card Clinic” for Faith-based Community OCCUR and The San Francisco Foundation will host their fifth “A Model Built on Faith” Workshop on June 26th at the First Unitarian Church, 685 14th [...]
Mental health is almost never brought up as a subject of conversation in Black America – certainly not in urban communities like Oakland where shootings and bursts of domestic violence are often leading stories on [...]
The Foothill Seminary commercial corridor is going to get a facelift. In 2004, District 6 Councilmember Desley Brooks, in partnership with David Glover of OCCUR and the City of Oakland, applied for a Metropolitan Transportation [...]
A resolution that allows discussion and action on a proposed November ballot measure to create a Public Safety Oversight Commission was approved by the City Council’s Rules Committee this week, which means the measure can [...]
Mildred Massey, Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s mother, celebrated her 90th birthday last Saturday with friends and family at the Grand Lake Gardens in Oakland where she lives.
The organizations spotlighted this year by Peacemakers Inc. were Rainin 3zz, a West Oakland-based AAU girls Basketball team coached By Darren Vance and represented by 13-year-old McClymonds scholar-athlete J’Mya Martinez.Also honored were Civic Pride, founded [...]
Steven Parker, a native of Richmond, has witnessed the city in its prime when the government was functioning effectively for its residents. But he says that in recent years, Richmond has struggled, and the quality [...]
For 29 years, Larry Moore has been struggling to clear his record after a bureaucratic mistake attached another person’s criminal record to his name. In that time, he has endured what some may view as [...]
Professional athletes understand that community involvement is a part of the job. But for some of them, it means a whole lot more. Just entering his 3rd season, Oakland Raiders Wide Receiver Rod Streater has [...]