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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 [...]
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Tech Experts Teach Faith Leaders to Launch Programs through the Cloud

OCCUR and The San Francisco Foundation FAITHS Program present: Cracking the Social Media Code: Success Strategies for Faiths and Nonprofits “Do you tweet or really understand the cloud?” quips Carmen Bogan, Program Director of the [...]
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.