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On Saturday, Nov. 7, churches and community leaders in Oakland and the Bay Area stood in solidarity with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in West Oakland, which is shown above.
Left to right are Pleasant Grove church choir (bottom Left), SambaFunk! Drummers (top left), Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Pastor Thomas Harris of Pleasant Grove, City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan and Pastor Amos Brown of Third Baptist in San Francisco (top right) , Rev. Ray Williams of Morning Star Baptist and Marvin X, founder of the Black Arts Movement (bottom right). Photos by Ken Epstein. Collage by Adam L. Turner.

Oakland Steps Out for Faith with a Joyful Noise

The city of Oakland has long been considered the citadel for progressive civil rights and political movements involving activism for racial and social inclusion and equity.
Drummers of the SambaFunk! Funkquarians perform with members of the public at Lake Merritt in protest. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Is Oakland a “Sanctuary City” for Its Sanctuaries? Gentrifiers cause the city to use police and fines to punish drummers, churches and creative artists

  Black churches in Oakland are being asked to moderate their worship voices after neighbors have made noise complaints to the city about the volume of the gospel that is reaching beyond the church walls.
Van Jones. Photo Courtesy of Powered By Light.

OCCUR David E. Glover Legacy Awards Honor Business and Community Leaders

  The Oakland Citizens Committee for Urban Renewal (OCCUR) will host its second annual David E. Glover Legacy Awards, honoring people who have impacted the lives of others and created change in the community, 6:30pm, [...]
Len Turner, president of Turner Group Construction, was one of the honorees at the recent East Bay Small Business Council Black History Month program.

Small Business Council Honors Local Leaders

The East Bay Small Business Council recently honored several local leaders for their dedication to business and the community. Featured speakers at the Small Business Council’s Black History Month program, held at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle [...]
Rev. Jesse Jackson and Post Publisher Paul Cobb.

Civil Rights Veterans Jesse Jackson and Paul Cobb Attend “Selma” Screening

In the weeks following the release of the Oscar-nominated film “Selma,” Rev. Jesse Jackson along with Charley Moore, Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein hosted a private screening of the film in San Francisco’s historic [...]
From left to right, Oakland Council President Lynette McElhaney, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Pastor Zachary Carey of True Vine Ministries.

Libby Schaaf Backs Jesse Jackson’s Drive to Bring Tech Jobs to Oakland

Civil Rights veteran and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. was the guest speaker at the True Vine Ministries services, which are held in the McClymonds High School Auditorium in West Oakland, [...]
Left to right: Publisher Paul Cobb and Troy Williams hold up a Post edition of Cobb's visit with San Quentin News at the Post offices. Photos by Ashley Chambers.

Released from San Quentin, Troy Williams Builds a New Life in Video Production “A lot of the guys in there are not the same person that they were 20-plus years ago.”

Just two months after being released from San Quentin for model behavior, Troy Williams sits in the offices of The Post newspapers eager to share his story and spread a positive message to young men [...]