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Pastor Chauncey and First Lady Donna Mathews. Photo courtesy of Corinthian Baptist Church.

Corinthian Baptist Church Continues Founder’s Legacy, Celebrates 50 Years

A full house of churchgoers, community and faith leaders recently celebrated the bicentennial of Corinthian Baptist Church in Oakland with an anniversary event that honored the past and the present.
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Bay Area African American Women in Music: Sugar Pie DeSanto Finds Respect in Europe

  Veteran R&B singer-songwriter Sugar Pie DeSanto wowed the crowd at the Poretta Soul Festival in Italy last month with renditions of her 1960s hits, “I Want to Know” and “Skip-In Mules” among other songs.
Dr. Timothy Hawkins

Pastor Timothy Hawkins Receives Doctoral Degree

Rev. Dr. Timothy Hawkins, pastor of Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, recently celebrated a key academic achievement, earning his Doctor of Ministry degree on June 7 from Faith Evangelical College & Seminary in Tacoma, Washington.
Dr. Violet Kiteley

Kiteley’s 50 Year Ministry at Shiloh Church

  Shiloh Church, located at 3295 School St. in Oakland, will be celebrating 50 years of ministry in the Bay Area with a series of events Sept. 4-6.
Jessica Gatewood, Richard Linyard's mother. Photos by Ken Epstein

OPD Releases Video Footage in Two Police-Involved Deaths

  In an unprecedented move, the Oakland Police Department this week released body camera evidence to some representatives of the media but not to the general public in two police-involved deaths, hoping to clear up [...]
Dr. Kimberly Mayfield

“Creating Joyful and Effective Schools” – Educators to Speak at Oakland Post Salon

  This month’s Post Salon will feature an interactive dialogue on the politics and practice of education. The speakers are three longtime educators in the East Bay.
Milton Bowen showcases his art at Oakstop in Oakland. This display highlights the stereotype of "Aint Cha Mama" as a house maid for the slave master. Photo by Ibraheem Muhammad.

Milton Bowen Raises Historical Consciousness Through Art

  By Ibraheem Muhammad   Oakland born artist Milton Bowen hopes to educate viewers of his art and raise consciousness of African American history. And, his recent art presentation at Oakstop in Oakland does just [...]