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(Left to right) Reverend Dr. Harold R. Mayberry, Senior Pastor, First African Methodist Episcopal Church; Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingraham, Episcopal Supervisor, First Episcopal District, AME Church; Carolyn Russell, Executive Director, A Safe Place, holding her Women of Distinction Empowerment Award; and, First Lady Mary Mayberry. Photo by Conway Jones.

Carolyn Russell receives Women of Distinction Empowerment Award

Carolyn Russell, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, recently received the Women of Distinction Empowerment Award from First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME) in Oakland for her over 30 years of service to victims of [...]
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New Reality TV Show Starring ‘Major Prophetess’, Or Major Witches, Makes Mockery of True Prophetic Ministry

By William G. McCray, ObnoxiousTV   Everything Is Going Down, But The Word Of God…   Lifetime is rolling out a new docuseries called Preach in June. Core Media Group is producing the series, which [...]
(Left to right) First Lady Rachel Hawkins, event co-chair Barika Culberson, Pastor Timothy Hawkins, Bertha Reed, and Chelita Reed. Photo by Charla Black-Edwards.

Bible Fellowship Church Uplifts Women on Faith and Fashion

Celebrating the beauty of women in the arenas of fashion and their religious faith, the Women’s Day Committee at Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church held their first Faith and Fashion Show on Saturday, April 11. [...]
Gospel recording artist Tramaine Hawkins.

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Tramaine Hawkins takes Gospel to Selma and the Symphony

As a teenager growing up in Berkeley during the 1960s, Tramaine Hawkins, the daughter of Ronald and Lois “the Pie Queen” Davis, was well aware of the Civil Rights Movement. She was too busy, however, [...]
From left to right: Pastor Michael Moore , Dr. Jenne Scott, Pastor Gerald Agee, Dr. Patricia Scott, Superintendent Antwan Wilson, Pastor Marie Reems, George Holland, Bill Patterson, Dr. Lawrence VanHook, Pastor Deborah Avery, Terry O. Wiley, and Chief of Schools Dr. Allen Smith.

Pastors, NAACP, Black Businesses Back OUSD Superintendent, Demand Positive Changes

Oakland Unified School District Antwan Wilson and his new team of administrators recently met with Pastors of Oakland, the African American Chamber of Commerce and the Oakland NAACP, seeking to build rapport and support for [...]
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St. Luke MBC hosts Benefit for Christian Scholars

St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church recently held a Crab Feed Fundraiser benefiting the Wilbur F. Crayton Memorial Scholarship Fund. More than 200 guests attended the event. The scholarship fund was established in 1988 in honor [...]