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(Left to right) Reverend Dr. Harold R. Mayberry, Senior Pastor, First African Methodist Episcopal Church; Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingraham, Episcopal Supervisor, First Episcopal District, AME Church; Carolyn Russell, Executive Director, A Safe Place, holding her Women of Distinction Empowerment Award; and, First Lady Mary Mayberry. Photo by Conway Jones.

Carolyn Russell receives Women of Distinction Empowerment Award

Carolyn Russell, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, recently received the Women of Distinction Empowerment Award from First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME) in Oakland for her over 30 years of service to victims of [...]
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Council Decision Could Mean a Step Forward on Police Accountability

The City Council took a first step this week to enact a policy that has been four years in the making and could improve the level of police accountability in Oakland, unanimously voting to consolidate [...]
Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker. (Photo by D. Ross Cameron)

Barbara Parker Cites Confidentiality, Refuses Comment on Sale of Property for Luxury Apartment Tower

A local community group has not yet received a reply from City Attorney Barbara Parker about their complaint that the City of Oakland is violating local, state and federal laws in going ahead with the [...]
The "Soul Train" Line, circa 1980. Credit: Soul Train Holdings LLC.

Largest “Soul Train Line” in Oakland Set to Break Guinness World Record

Blending soul, dance, and community, Oakland is set to break a new Guinness World Record for the “Largest Soul Train Line” on Saturday, June 20 at deFremery Park, 1651 Adeline St. in West Oakland.
TekPerfect founder Alfonso Hooker (left) and PIC Planning Director Richard deJauregui.

TekPerfect, PIC Raise Skills of Formerly Incarcerated

TekPerfect, an Information Technology (IT) consulting, design, and support firm serving Alameda and Contra Costa County businesses, has partnered with the Oakland Private Industry Council (PIC) to design and provide a specialized IT training program [...]
Oakland Raiders defensive back T.J. Carrie (38) joins Sam Williams, and Raiderettes Monica B and Courtney in speaking to students at Oakland’s Fremont High School in conjunction with the “Banking On Our Future” program as part of U.S. Bank/Operation Hope’s Financial Literacy event. PHOTOS COURTESY OF TONY GONZALES/RAIDERS.COM.

Oakland Raiders Speak with Students About Financial Literacy

Students at Fremont High School learned the importance of money management from two men with ties to both the Bay Area and the Oakland Raiders.   Oakland Raiders player T.J. Carrie and former player Sam [...]
Left to right, Deborah Geddins and Irma Geddins stand next to a mural of their father, Bob Geddins. Photo by Adam Turner.

Family to Honor Oakland Blues Pioneer Bob Geddins

Even though blues pioneer Bob Geddins wrote and produced numerous national hit records between 1948 and 1961 – by such blues and R&B artists as Lowell Fulson, Sugar Pie DeSanto and Jimmy McCracklin, the Oakland [...]
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (right), with Javier Arango (left), speaks at the Wounded Places film screening and panel discussion at the Grand Lake Theater.

Film “Wounded Places” Sheds Light on Effects of PTSD on Children

In an effort to engage the community in a conversation around Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its affects on children living in impoverished circumstances, the film “Wounded Places: Confronting Childhood PTSD in America’s Shell-Shocked [...]