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Experience the Sounds of Cuba Wednesday at Oakland’s City Center Plaza

July’s third Summer Sounds concert will feature the Cuban rhythms of a well-renowned artist who’s a native of the country. Fito Reinoso y su Ritmo Y Armonia will bring a taste of Cuba to the Oakland...
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What’s In The Souls Of Hood Folk? Roger Porter’s Book Delivers Some Answers

W.E.B. Dubois is recognized as one of the great African-American authors. In 1903 he published a book entitled “ The Souls of Black Folks”. The book contained essays on race written by Dubois, and drew...
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What’s In The Souls Of Hood Folk? Roger Porter’s Book Delivers Some Answers

W.E.B. Dubois is recognized as one of the great African-American authors. In 1903 he published a book entitled “ The Souls of Black Folks”. The book contained essays on race written by Dubois, and drew...
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Young East Oakland Author Parallels Past, Present Tales of African Americans

W.E.B. Dubois is recognized as one the great African-American authors of all time. In 1903, he published a book entitled “The Souls of Black Folks.” The book contained essays on race written by Dubois, and...
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Video: Downtown Oakland quiet, wary before Mehserle verdict announced

Oakland Local Reporter Stephen Allen captured a quiet but wary downtown Oakland just before the Mehserle verdict was announced. Business owners were boarding up storefronts, TV news vans were seen around town,...
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Bay Area poetry “Olympics” trials start tonight in Oakland

This week, hundreds of young poets, ages 13 to 19, are preparing to compete in what some would consider the Bay Area’s version of Olympic trials for poetry. The 14th Annual Teen Poetry Slam kicks-off...