Oakland professional sports are at a crossroada. There must be decided leadership to save the Coliseum area from becoming a ghost town. The mayor, in a classic “misstatement,” first bragged about a Middle Eastern developer [...]
It’s not easy being a “Mom.” It’s a 24/7/365 job – yes, I said J-O-B – that is not for the faint of heart. It is not a profession that you can walk away from [...]
By Ron Busby, Sr. President, US Black Chambers, Inc. Let me get my disclaimer out of the way first… The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) is a business organization. Our sole purpose is to improve [...]
It’s the talk of which watercoolers are made. On April 25, an audio-recorded conversation “surfaced,” between then-Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his purported mistress V. Stiviano. On the tape, Sterling is heard reprimanding [...]
By Andrew F. Williams I won’t waste any ink providing background details on what’s going on with the Los Angeles Clippers or the NBA right now. If you’re not up to speed, then click here [...]
By Rev. Dr. Willie A. Douglas There have been numerous reports and surveys regarding race relations in America. After reviewing these studies, one would believe that race is not a problem in the U.S.
“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr. They say that God – or your Higher Power – and even Jesus are everywhere. In the things you do day-to-day [...]
Spring is here, and Oakland is alive with signs of change. The Oakland Visitor and Convention Bureau is no more, having been replaced by Visit Oakland, a new nonprofit group formed to encourage tourism and [...]
Next week, on April 24, Take Your Daughter – and now Sons – to Work Day will celebrate 21 years of fostering young minds and introducing youth to the working world.
By Rev. Willie A. Douglas, Civil Rights & Social Justice Advocate From the establishment of the first Black church in America, throughout slavery and beyond, the church has been the foundation of the Black community. [...]