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 The Oakland Visitor and Convention Bureau is no more, having been replaced by Visit Oakland, a new nonprofit group formed to encourage tourism and [...]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. [...]
In a cloak of secrecy and infused enthusiasm, Visit Oakland on April 2 unveiled a new logo and marketing campaign that had been in the works for 18 months.
It appears that no one wants to work for Mayor Jean Quan. One month after city administrator Deanna Santana abruptly resigned, Fred Blackwell, Jr., her replacement, also resigned to head the San Francisco Foundation, a [...]
A report released last week by the Oakland Police Department showed that African Americans were greatly overrepresented among people stopped by OPD from April through November 2013.Although only 28 percent of Oakland’s population, African Americans [...]
Bay area city governments cannot afford to ignore Oakland’s struggles with police reform. The Oakland Police Department is under the control of federal judge Thelton Henderson and his appointed monitor. Oakland refers to him as [...]