Long addicted to crack cocaine, Charles Cole III’s parents finally went into recovery about 20 years ago. Twelve years old at the time, Cole had already lived in Chicago, Kentucky, Oakland and San Francisco, including [...]
A community-led meeting will take place in the new year to build a unified response to the out-of-control displacement that is occurring in the wake of the Ghost Ship fire, affecting those who live in [...]
While the Oakland Raiders have clinched their first playoff berth since 2002 and fans beam with Silver and Black pride, the team’s permanent location still has not been decided.
Since the Oakland warehouse fire that claimed 36 lives earlier this month, the city has seen a rash of landlord panic and opportunism, according to community members who have seen the number of unannounced fire [...]
The Oakland Board of Education this week chose the same Southern California search firm to recruit a new superintendent that they utilized to hire outgoing Superintendent Antwan Wilson two-and-a-half years ago.
Proprietors of Everett & Jones BBQ and residents of a neighboring artist warehouse met over the weekend with a message of unity and mutual aid as they paid tribute to the 36 lives lost in [...]
For the first time in history, an Oakland Athletic League team won a state football championship, as McClymonds High Schools Warriors last Saturday won the 5-A high school football CIF State Championship game [...]
By Wade Woods Kwanzaa is an African American holiday created By Dr. Maulana Karenga at the Black Youth Conference in Los Angles in 1966. This year’s celebration will take place in seven different [...]
“When jazz comes back, it brings your memories along,” says Robert “Bob” Schwartz, a 91-year-old tenor sax, clarinet musician and leader of a local sextet. He created his band, The Therapists, to bring joyful [...]
Local community leaders are responding to news that Oakland developer Phil Tagami has gone to federal court to overturn the City Council’s vote in June to block the export of coal through the city.
The following statement was read at this week’s City Council meeting by the Oakland Justice Coalition and other community members, calling on the city to take immediate action to stop evictions and find housing for [...]