By Oakland Voices contributor Cameron Wilson OAKLAND, CA — On a crisp fall night, in the Sister Thea Bowman Memorial Theater, Ayodele Nzinga portrays mystic heroine Aunt Esther Tyler in August Wilson’s play Gem of
BY IDA HANCOX My life and heart were torn apart three years ago when my son Willie was killed in West Oakland. Now I am raising his 6 year-old son. This blog entry is created
DIARY OF A FIEND: A FAST-FOOD JUNKIE KICKS THE HABIT By Dawneka Akins This entry is part of my 31-day journey giving up some of the unhealthy eating habits I’ve had for most of my
Oscar Grant supporters rallied in downtown Oakland on Friday, November 5, after former BART officer Johannes Mehserle was sentenced for Grant's murder. Oakland Voices contributor Sultanah Corbett created this slide show.
By Oakland Voices contributor Sultanah Corbett OAKLAND, CA – In early September, four advocates from Oakland’s Allen Temple AIDS Ministries made their way to Harare, Zimbabwe to continue the work and vision of the late
Pictures from downtown Oakland as the city reacts to the Mehserle sentencing for the murder of Oscar Grant III.
Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was sentenced to two years maximum today for killing Oscar Grant III. Mehserle will receive 10 months off of that sentence for time served, and he may end up
By Christopher Johnson, Oakland Voices Project Coordinator (From The Oakland Tribune – Posted 10.29.2010) “Mama once told her youngest brother he was ‘found by grandpa at the poker game.'” Mama is 90-year-old Ruth Dennis —
By Brian Beveridge OAKLAND, CA – It is generally held that Oakland has a professional baseball team. It is called the Oakland A’s. Players wear green and yellow uniforms and they play ball in a Coliseum.