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Lyfe in Los Angeles in a corner of his sky rise home. Ise's house is filled with books, artifacts and artwork reflecting his faith, studies, and curiosities.

East Oakland Native and Social Entrepreneur Ise Lyfe Still Gets Business Done on Behalf of the People Returns to Oakland on January 26th to perform Highly Successful Independent Album "Slave Revolt"

  Oakland’s native son, Ise Lyfe, has seemingly done it all. From HBO Def Poetry Jam and Huffington Post Contributor to Ted Talk and guest lecturer at over 50 universities domestic and abroad, Ise Lyfe [...]
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Community Forum: “When Violence Challenges the Education of Young African American Women”

  Black Women Stirring the Waters (BWSTW) is hosting a community forum, “When Violence Challenges the Education of Young African American Women,” Sunday, Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m. at Lake Park, 1850 Alice St. in Oakland.
Pamela Alexander, director of Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund.

Ford Motor Company Celebrates Bay Area “Unsung Heroes” Nominations due Nov. 23; special awards ceremony to be held Dec. 8

  As part of its ongoing commitment to support local communities, Ford Motor Company is kicking off the Ford Freedom Unsung program in the Bay Area to honor the achievements of everyday people and organizations [...]
CallSocket has quickly expanded its workforce from 120 to 250 employees in one year, thanks to its ethical hiring policies and commitment to its employees. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

CallSocket Flourishes in its Commitment to Workers

With a rapidly growing and diverse workforce, offering paid training, full health benefits and pay above the minimum wage for Oakland residents, CallSocket is outshining many of the large businesses and restaurants that are situating [...]
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San Francisco’s Healthy Heart Campaign Promotes Fitness for African Americans and Latinos

  African Americans in the city of San Francisco are almost at twice the number of stroke-related deaths, compared to other races and ethnicities.   Charles Burns, 56, almost found out about this the hard [...]
Larry Moore

Dr. Larry Moore Reaches Students Where They Are with School of Theology

As an educator who has taught in Oakland for over a decade, Dr. Larry Moore saw a need for schools tailored to the study of theology.

Ford Freedom Awards Honors Unsung Heroes in the African American community Nominations open until Nov. 16

Click here to Nominate Someone   In every community, there are individuals who go above and beyond to positively impact countless lives. Their stories deserve recognition.   In honor of the outstanding achievements of Unsung [...]