By Charles Blatcher III The National Minority Military Museum Foundation is holding a Tribute to Black Veterans Saturday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m., at de Fremery Recreation Center in West Oakland.
Oakland-bred artist “Kingdom the Crown”, 23, has a powerful and descriptive message of the passage through slavery, from Africa to the modern African-American life. Tall, dark, and poetic, Kingdom brings a much needed voice into [...]
In celebration of Black History Month, author Denise Ajayi-Williams is kicking off her Bay Area book tour of “Akiti the Hunter,” the book adapted from a West African folktale that chronicles the heroic battle of [...]
By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Julie Wolf, The Root Who was the first African-American flight attendant for a U.S. airline? The skies weren’t always so friendly to Black people. In the mid-1950s, the [...]
Recognizing Black History Month, city councilmembers and Mayor Libby Schaaf honored a group of African American unsung heroes who have been dedicated in their work to better the Oakland community at the City Council meeting [...]
We live in a climate of continued racial oppression and pervasive homophobia and stigma, and it is time to embrace the history and journey of all Black people in America.
By Jacquelyn M. Williams, DDS What seems important to stress is not only the benefits of brushing and flossing but what an incredible career this is, and the fact that Black dentists are disappearing from [...]
By Opal Tometi, executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Reprinted from Huffington Post Everyone knows that February in the U.S. is observed as Black History [...]
Black History Month is a time when we can reflect on the lives of the loved ones we have lost to AIDS. In Black America, HIV continues to be a crisis. Feb. 7 marks the [...]
San Leandro will celebrate African American History Month on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Main Library at 300 Estudillo Ave. in downtown San Leandro.Admission is free. Guest speakers will [...]