The First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME) in Oakland hosted its “Christmas of Caring” celebration last weekend for 75 invited homeless community members. “FAME Oakland is attempting to be intentional and generous during our Christmas [...]
The Ella Baker Center recently organized a candlelight vigil in front of the Alameda County Administration building in downtown Oakland where community members and faith leaders demanded more funding for jobs, not jails.
Local business people packed into the grand ballroom in Oakland Marriott City Center last Friday to hear Mayor Jean Quan, Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf and a panel of five major Bay Area developers talk about [...]
By Corey Jefferies The Black African National Community Action Organization (BANCAO) will host a “Toys and Food Giveaway” from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec 20 at the Eastside Arts Alliance at 2277 [...]
Youth UpRising, in partnership with the Oakland Police Department, will host a Gun Buyback event at Youth UpRising, 8711MacArthur Boulevard, on Saturday, December 13 from 9am to 3pm. Part of a statewide gun buyback initiative, the [...]
By Kia Croom, Contributing Writer The Conference on Minority Transportation Officials Northern California (COMTO NorCal) Chapter hosted its 11th annual Scholarship and Industry Awards Dinner Friday Dec. 5 at the Oakland Marriott City Center.
Abel Guillen, recently elected as the District 2 representative on of the Oakland City Council, has already begun reaching out to fellow councilmembers as he prepares to take office in January.
Rashidah Grinage is stepping down after seven years as executive director of People United for a Better Life in Oakland (PUEBLO) in order to focus full time on PUEBLO’s campaign to “establish “effective and [...]
The Oakland Police Department, which has required police officers to wear body cameras for the past 4 years, found itself ahead of the curve this week after President Barack Obama proposed to spend $263 million [...]
Former athlete, Oakland businessman and investor Tom Henderson, who owns the Tribune Tower Building, the Tribune Tavern and CallSocket as well as many other businesses that hire a majority of Oakland residents and minorities, said [...]