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Pastor Harold Mayberry (left), of FAME, and Chris Wright (right), of AEG Facilities, give away new shoes to participants at FAME's Back-To-School Shoe Giveaway. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

First AME Hosts Back-to-School Shoe Giveaway

School is back in session, and many students hoping to put their best foot forward found a way to do it at the First African Methodist Episcopal (FAME) Church’s 17th annual Back-To-School Shoe Giveaway in [...]
2013 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Obasi Davis

Obasi Davis, 17, Wins Oakland’s Youth Poet Laureate Competition

The Oakland Public Library has selected 17-year-old Obasi Davis as the new Youth Poet Laureate for the City of Oakland. Davis emerged as the best of eight talented finalists in a competition that began in [...]