Oakland native Tova Ricardo was chosen as the 2015 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate, a top literary honor for both the city and its hometown hero. Ricardo, 16, was awarded with a $5,000 [...]
As a young child, Muhammad Abdulla worked as a farmer, planting seeds in Yemen. The work was difficult, but he knew it would define his future.
“I’ve got the meanest feelin’ I ever had. The man I got treated me so bad…I’m gettin’ mighty tired the way my daddy’s doggin’ me,” Lillian Glenn wailed in a robust contralto on [...]
Ida Lewis grew up listening to lots of lively zydeco and Cajun music played on accordion in Beaumont, Texas during the 1930s and ‘40s. She was fascinated by the instrument but never considered [...]
There have been many powerful leaders during times of social change. One of those great leaders was Malcolm X. However, in learning about Malcolm X in school history classes, [...]
More than 2,000 people gathered at Ephesian Church of God in Christ in Berkeley on Tuesday to celebrate the life of a world-renowned Bishop. Bishop Robert-Richard Carr, who also pastored the Ephesian Church, [...]
On Friday, the Confederate battle flag came down on the South Carolina Statehouse grounds. This symbolic, long overdue gesture has significant meaning. The flag celebrated the sedition, slavery and secession of the Civil War.
Arguments began this week in federal court in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in N.C. NAACP v. McCrory, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the most restrictive voting law in the nation.
Matthew Major is a violinist in the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra. A member of the orchestra since 2013, he is a junior at Castro Valley High School and plans to become a violin soloist [...]
Part 1 By Juan Martinez In the past decade, the sport of lacrosse has grown exponentially in the greater Bay Area at both the high school and Division 1 college [...]