In 2007 Richmond California was ranked America’s ninth most dangerous city. In 2013 Richmond was ranked America’s 69th dangerous city. Homicide rates are dropping nationally, but not steep enough. The homicide crisis in the black [...]
Pastors and community leaders in West Oakland have mobilized in their communities to hold weekly night walks to respond to escalating violence in the city that has claimed many lives of young people. Horrific [...]
On December 12, the 1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence nonprofit organization will hold its 6th Annual Purple Gala at the Jack London Aquatic Center at 5:30 p.m. where they will honor a “Survivor of the [...]
The City of Stockton is showing dramatic results in reducing crime. With homicides down 60 percent, armed robberies down 28 percent, and overall violent crime down 16.8 percent in the first half of 2013, many [...]
Though the Neptune Society of Northern California has won city approval to build a mega crematorium near the Oakland International Airport, opponents remain determined and rallied this week at the meeting of the city’s Community [...]
On Thursday morning, the advocacy branch of the Christopher LaVell Jones Foundation #TheirLivesMatter met with the Oakland Police Department to discuss demands raised the families of murder victims.
By Desley Brooks Oakland needs a comprehensive crime reduction plan that includes a crime gun reduction strategy. The sound of gunshots and their devastating aftermath is becoming far too common in our great city.
Along with Too-Short and E-40 to Mac Dre and Keak-Da-Sneak, Mistah FAB (born Stanley Cox) has played a role in the Bay Area music scene.