A tireless advocate who was deeply committed to the education of the children of Oakland, educator Nabeehah Sabree Shakir passed away on March 14. She was 67.
Richard Linyard, known as a leader amongst his peers and conscious rapper under the name “Afrikan Richie,” died on July 19. He was 23 years old.
Willie C. Archie, a longtime employee of UC Office of the President and UC Systemwide, died on July 9, 72. His going services were held Wednesday at Beth Eden Baptist Church in Oakland, [...]
LeRoy King, prominent Bay Area labor and civil rights leader, has died at the age of 91. King, who passed away on June 12, rose through the ranks of the International Longshore and [...]
“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 [...]
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, [...]
D’Army Bailey, a civil rights activist, judge, attorney, author and actor who founded the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, has died. He served on the Berkeley City Council from 1971 until 1973.
Former member of the Oakland Board of Education Alice Spearman died on Tuesday, May 26. She was 63. Spearman died of complications following a heart attack in March.
Frank Osborne Brown Jr., an accomplished scientist, engineer, college and high school educator and community activist who served the Berkeley and Oakland communities for over 50 years, passed away on the evening of May 19, [...]