Growing up in East Oakland, in a Mexican-Catholic home, one of my favorite traditions about the holidays were Las Posadas at our local church in Jingletown. Las Posadas are a nine-day celebration celebrated throughout Mexico.
Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) member Tracy Phillips scanned the tables spread out at the Eastmont Mall office during the group’s annual holiday gathering. “Like bees in a hive,” she mused. It was the culmination of
Santa is everywhere on Christmas day. You can find him at your local grocery store, bus stop, at your favorite restaurant and just about anywhere were he has to go to create smiles in children
As Americans, we typically associate the holiday season as a time of merriment and generosity. Shopping for gifts for loved ones and friends, holiday parties, music and dance festivals, religious gatherings and donations of time
In Oakland, California, I recall the early years of going with my father to choose a pine tree from the sales lot across the street from Lake Merritt. We would place it on the roof
For five years now, La Luz del Mundo has set up a fundraising Christmas tree lot on 104th Avenue off of International Boulevard. I had the pleasure of speaking to a number of its members. They are
With the furor over the tragic murders in San Bernardino and Paris by self-proclaimed Islamic State sympathizers still sending shock waves across the United States and western nations, the approach of an international day of