Fruitvale, a narrative film that depicts the last 24-hours of Oscar Grant’s life, ending with his shooting death by a transit officer, is one of the most buzzed-out films premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The new film marks Ryan Coogler’s directorial debut.  The 26-year-old filmmaker and USC graduate is also the film’s writer. […]

I don’t know what’s up with Katt…that’s between him and the lord above.  He’s been arrested a few times and now according to TMZ you can tack on another arrest to his record as he was arrested last week.  According to TMZ the Oakland police arrested him on Thursday morning and he was so mad […]

Oakland California had a busy year with the Occupy Wall St. movement in 2011. We saw a lot of political talk, shut down ports and political unrest in the city. Ironically, in the shadow of “the movement” that created the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, Oakland saw a surge in homicide. Sadly, many of […]

The lawyer for  the family of a one-year-old  who was shot in the head last week in Oakland, Calif. said the child is brain dead and will soon be taken off life support, KRON 4 News reports. RELATED: Second Child Shot By Mom In Texas Welfare Office Dies Baby Hiram Lawrence was one of seven […]

Johannes Mehserle, the Oakland transit offer convicted of shooting and killing Oscar Grant on new years day in 2009, is back in court in a federal civil rights case brought by a man who said Mehserle roughed him up weeks before the Grant shooting. According to reports, Kenneth Carrethers, 43, is seeking damages against Mehserle and […]

After being evicted from its original encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza outside of Oakland’s City Hall, and after weeks of  highly publicized confrontations between protestors and authorities, Occupy Oakland is fighting hard to stay alive. In the spirit of the Oakland demonstrations, which have moved to the forefront of the national Occupy movement, Good Magazine […]

Since being evicted by authorities from their original encampment, Occupy Oakland protestors have been forced to move once again. See also: Al Sharpton’s New MSNBC Commercial Features Pie See also: Alex Haley House Museum Police forced some 200 protestors from a vacant lot in west Oakland Tuesday evening after the owner of the lot denied allowing demonstrators […]

Victims of a caught-on-tape incident where a brazen driver plowed through Occupy Oakland protesters are seeking justice, as the driver has not been questioned, cited or arrested more than a week since the incident occurred. See also: Delois Blakely: ‘Sister Act’ Lawsuit Alleges Disney, Sony Stole Her Story See also: More than Common…Extraordinary! Footage of the incident that […]

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland’s police chief says he takes responsibility for a crackdown on anti-Wall Street protesters, who have accused police of seriously injuring an Iraq War veteran during a clash earlier this week. See also: Michael Moore Visits Occupy Oakland Interim Chief Howard Jordan’s comments came Friday as Occupy Wall Street protesters maintained demonstration […]

OAKLAND, Calif. — A  good samaritan who distributed meals to the homeless and less fortunate was killed in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday. Paris Powell, 29, was shot in the head while delivering food from his family’s van on the 1000 block of 47th Avenue in Oakland. Powell’s wife and 3-year-old step daughter were also struck, but […]

Nationally, Black mothers have five times as many abortions as white mothers. It’s this reality that inspired a controversial anti-abortion billboard campaign that is driving a wedge between activists in Oakland, California. Anti-abortion organization, Issues4Life, created the campaign to bring awareness to what they describe as an abortion aided genocide of Black children. Abortion rights […]

The majority of Oakland’s libraries are in danger of having their doors shut, as Mayor Jean Quan tackles with budget proposals to handle the city’s $58 million deficit. One of them is the African American Museum And Library, which is home to rare books, papers and memorabilia documenting black life in the Bay Area since […]