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Left to right, Rev. Harold Mayberry, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Presiding Elder Guyton, and Rev. Alexander at the AME Church Founders Day celebration. Photo by Walter Mitcbell.

Congresswoman Lee Honored with AME Church Lifetime Achievement in Social Action Award

The California Conference Ministerial Alliance of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church awarded Congresswoman Barbara Lee with the Lifetime Achievement in Social Action Award during its Founders Day celebration on Sunday, Feb. 8. The celebration [...]
From left to right, Oakland Council President Lynette McElhaney, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Pastor Zachary Carey of True Vine Ministries.

Libby Schaaf Backs Jesse Jackson’s Drive to Bring Tech Jobs to Oakland

Civil Rights veteran and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. was the guest speaker at the True Vine Ministries services, which are held in the McClymonds High School Auditorium in West Oakland, [...]
Nombuso Phiri and Rev. Bongane Nyathi (who formerly worked at the AIDS Project of the East Bay (APEB) in Oakland). Nyathi lives in South Africa, serving as pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Phiri, from South Africa, will visit the U.S. for the International Missions Conference to further develop her winning community design, "The Skill Transfer Project."

“From Charity to Justice” –  Allen Temple Holds International Missions Conference

Seeking to address the challenges that face both Black youth and young adults in the U.S. and in South Africa, Allen Temple Baptist Church Global Ministries of Oakland will host an International Missions Conference. 
Post Reporter Paul Cobb (with pencil in his glasses) is shown with Dr. Martin Luther King after he interviewed him in 1965 at the end of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Other Oaklanders shown adjacent to Cobb are Will Battles (left) and Milton Hare (right).

Bay Area Clergy Hold “Selma” Screening and Discussion

Religious leaders in the Bay Area will hold a private screening of the Ava Duvernay film, “Selma,” which covers the historical march from Selma to Montgomery during the Civil Rights Movement.Clergy have invited young people [...]
(left to right) Dexter, Rev. Bernice, Martin III, and Yolanda King. Photo: Associated Press.

Judge could rule in dispute over MLK Bible and Nobel medal

By Kate Brumback ATLANTA (AP) – The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s traveling Bible hasn’t gone on regular display since President Barack Obama used it while taking his second oath of office two years ago. [...]
Bishop Gordon Humphrey

Musical Tribute for Bishop Gordon Humphrey, Jan. 18

Rev. Gregory D. Hunter and Olivet Institutional Missionary Baptist Church (OIMBC) Oakland will host a tribute to Bishop Gordon Humphrey on Sunday, January 18 at Love Center Ministries, 10440 International Blvd. in Oakland. Humphrey suddenly [...]