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Mary King, May 29, 1946 to November 15, 2015

Trailblazer and Champion of the People, Mary King, 69

Mary V. King, an Oakland native who was the first African American on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and served as AC Transit general manager, died on Sunday at the age of 69.
Larry Moore

Dr. Larry Moore Reaches Students Where They Are with School of Theology

As an educator who has taught in Oakland for over a decade, Dr. Larry Moore saw a need for schools tailored to the study of theology.

6 Black Churches in Saint Louis Area Have Burned in Last 10 Days

Ben Forstenzer, US Uncut   The major media networks have been eerily silent about the latest wave of racist violence.   In the last 10 days, six Black churches have been set on fire in [...]
Drummers of the SambaFunk! Funkquarians perform with members of the public at Lake Merritt in protest. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Is Oakland a “Sanctuary City” for Its Sanctuaries? Gentrifiers cause the city to use police and fines to punish drummers, churches and creative artists

  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.