When Tree of Life Empowerment Ministries started The Motherhood Foundation, they wanted to bring more resources and support to a community in need. Having mentored sexually exploited young women and fed the hungry in the [...]
Justin Shelmire, a senior at American Indian High School, has had perfect attendance since entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2001 and will be graduating this Spring with Honors and a 4.7 GPA.
A conflict over a skate park in West Oakland has become the latest skirmish over what some see as the wave of gentrification that is sweeping the Bay Area.
A nationwide economic empowerment “Many Faces, One Dream” tour for LGBT communities of color stopped in Oakland this week, sponsored by the National Black Justice Coalition, the nation’s leading Black LGBT civil rights organization, in [...]
Anthony Komla, a native of Ghana in West Africa, was born with a gift for creating sculpture. Art and craftsmanship came naturally. He started with available woods and tools at home and his father’s carpentry [...]
Eddie Scruggs-Smith still remembers the message her single mother drilled into her when she was young: “education means opportunity.” Although Scruggs-Smith sometimes doubted her academic abilities, the self-proclaimed product of the Oakland schools says it [...]
OCCUR will present its 3rd workshop in the 2014 OCCUR/San Francisco Foundation Model Built on Faith Capacity Building Series, featuring Dr. Marsha Pendergrass Maloof, a managing partner at Pendergrass Smith Consulting.
Chefs and winemakers from around the world gathered at Pebble Beach last weekend to offer up their creations at the 7th Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine festival.
By Leonardo Blair , Christian Post Lewis G. Clinton Jr., the CFO of Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, was arrested and charged with embezzling more than $500,000 from his own church, the powerful and prestigious Allen [...]
As the news is spreading that Dr. Elnora Webb is in danger of losing her job, many local organizations and leaders are coming forward to defend the respected president of Laney College in Oakland.