By Judith Scherr More than 100 people came to a raucous Berkeley City Council meeting Tuesday to vent their anger at what they said was police use of excessive force at Dec. 6 protests against [...]
By Ron Busby, Sr., President of U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce This one is different. We didn’t see George Zimmerman kill Trayvon Martin or Darren Wilson murder Michael Brown. Having only the perpetrators’ [...]
The City of Richmond’s Minimum Wage Ordinance goes into effect Jan. 1. The minimum wage in Richmond will be $9.60 an hour, compared to $9 an hour for the state of California, and applies to [...]
Local business people packed into the grand ballroom in Oakland Marriott City Center last Friday to hear Mayor Jean Quan, Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf and a panel of five major Bay Area developers talk about [...]
Bettye Joyce Moore-Cash, a former medical worker and a member of the board of directors of the hospital now know as Doctors Medical Center, died on Nov. 30. She was 78.
Abel Guillen, recently elected as the District 2 representative on of the Oakland City Council, has already begun reaching out to fellow councilmembers as he prepares to take office in January.
Mayor Stephen Cassidy and Mayor-elect Pauline Russo Cutter announced they will be jointly hosting a holiday “Coffee with the Mayors” event on Saturday, Dec. 13 10:30 am – 11:30 am at the Main Library, located [...]
Rashidah Grinage is stepping down after seven years as executive director of People United for a Better Life in Oakland (PUEBLO) in order to focus full time on PUEBLO’s campaign to “establish “effective and [...]
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9 Peace is hard to find during this so-called season of peace. A suicide bomber killed nine in Afghanistan this week. [...]
A daylong summit to discuss ways to work to end mass incarceration and implement restorative justice was held recently in Oakland. The summit, called “Fruitvale, Florida, Ferguson and Beyond,” was held Nov. 15 at [...]