By Lynda Carson In a celebration of the privatization of our public housing, which threatens the poor, elderly and disabled with displacement from their housing, on Oct. 14, Mayor Ed Lee was joined by [...]
Amid an intensifying housing crisis in Oakland, City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Councilmember Desley Brooks are speaking out against a new proposal from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD) to [...]
Oakland community activist Ann Nomura and her family have begun a petition calling on the City of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department (OPD) to stop posting on a popular social media site that is [...]
Black churches in Oakland are being asked to moderate their worship voices after neighbors have made noise complaints to the city about the volume of the gospel that is reaching beyond the church walls.
Protesters began to chant when the Republican presidential candidate brought up immigration and his desire to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Moments later, a Trump supporter reportedly spat in a protester’s face.
Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) has announced the passage of AB 768, a law that will prohibit the use or possession of smokeless tobacco products in California’s five professional baseball stadiums.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield has released a statement opposing the state of Alabama’s decision to close 31 satellite driver’s license offices in rural areas, which will immediate impact predominately African American counties [...]