Interfaith leaders and community residents held rituals, services and a rally this week to demand Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley drop the charges against the Black Friday 14, a group of Black Lives Matter [...]
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.
Since the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and its pastor, Thomas A. Harris, III have received notoriety from the complaints about their church sounds, many churches, pastors and community groups have offered their prayers and support [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
African American churches in West Oakland are responding to a neighbor’s complaints to police that worshipers at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church are being too loud. Elder Ron Rosson, a minister at Pleasant Grove, [...]
By Friends of Negro Spirituals It seems that slavery born Negro Spirituals have an almost human will to live. You Better Mind, There’s a Brightside Somewhere, and Down by the Riverside are among songs that [...]
Pope Francis has departed, but his words and his presence linger. He had an electric effect on those who saw him or heard his words. He served the highest purpose of faith by offering [...]
I am thankful to Pope Francis for speaking out in favor of justice, and lifting up of the oppressed. During his recent visit to the United States, Pope Francis, by his words and his [...]