A bill by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) to revise and reform solitary confinement conditions in California’s prisons passed its first legislative hurdle this week. The Senate Public Safety Committee approved SB 892 by a vote [...]
By Rev. Willie A. Douglas, Civil Rights & Social Justice Advocate From the establishment of the first Black church in America, throughout slavery and beyond, the church has been the foundation of the Black community. [...]
Mayor Stephen Cassidy and the San Leandro City Council this week presented a check for $15,000 to the Boys and Girls Club to fund a connection to the Lit San Leandro broadband network.
The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) recently announced the appointment of its first African American President and CEO, Judy Belk. Established in 1992, TCWF is one of the largest health grant making organizations in California. It [...]
Charles S. (Chuck) Stone Jr., a pioneering journalist who worked as a newspaper columnist, university professor and a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists, died on April 6 at an assisted living facility [...]
The founder of the website “Outdoor Afro,” Rue Mapp of Oakland, has been selected as the recipient of the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) 2014 Communications award. Ma
In a cloak of secrecy and infused enthusiasm, Visit Oakland on April 2 unveiled a new logo and marketing campaign that had been in the works for 18 months.
By popular demand, a second meeting about Marin County’s Climate Action Plan has been added by the County Community Development Agency (CDA) staff.In addition to the meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the [...]
The city’s Planning Commission this week rejected a zoning appeal to its decision to allow a local company to establish a U.S. Customs Central Examination Station (CES), clearing the way for containers entering the Port [...]
The Greenlining Institute hosted its 21st annual economic summit in Oakland this past weekend, themed “21st Century Majority: Empowering a New Nation.” Founded in 1993, The Greenlining Institute fights redlining – the illegal practice of [...]
In support of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative that will help young men of color stay on track and gain opportunities to reach their full potential, the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color [...]