The Nation, the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, has named Congresswoman Barbara Lee the “Most Valuable House Member” calling her a “full-spectrum advocate for peace, civil rights, civil liberties and economic [...]
Jean Quan’s legacy as mayor of Oakland is marked by major improvements in public safety, economic advancement and environmental initiatives in the city. Mayor Quan was the first mayor to work directly with the federal [...]
Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf will celebrate her inauguration as Oakland’s 50th mayor with a weeklong series of “Made in Oakland” events lauding the diversity, creativity and can-do spirit of the city. The festivities kick off Monday, [...]
The Kapor Center for Social Impact recently hosted the 2nd annual Brothers Code, providing over 200 middle and high school students a chance to learn about computer coding at Laney College’s Technology Center, followed [...]
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.