The Oakland City Council passed the Equity Permit Program; an initiative designed to offer reparations to those affected by the Drug War.

By a vote of 31-1, NFL owners approved plans to move the Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas.   Short Recap Extended Recap Here’s what Stephen A. Smith had to say about the move.  


Dylann Roof asked a federal judge if his former defense team could represent him for his murder trial.

The cause of the blaze is unknown as authorities continue to scavenge through the rubble. A final death toll will probably be released in a few days.

Reggina Jefferies was a praise dancer at the funeral ceremony honoring the memory of friends Josiah Pratt and Jamari Wilson, two 15-year-olds who drowned in nearby Modesto, when she was shot and killed.

The family of Autumn Johnson is mourning her death after the toddler was fatally shot just a week after her first birthday.

The family of Jahi McMath, the teen who was declared brain-dead after complications from sleep apnea surgery, shared an update about her status on Thursday.

I jammed Kehlani’s “You Should Be Here” mix-tape in April and literally haven’t stopped jamming ever since. I’ve been putting her onto my friends, family and coworkers and successfully got all of them hooked! I love Keh’s tone and more importantly the types of real stories she tells through her music. If you haven’t jammed […]

SHE HAS A NAME: Chyemil Pierce killed while she was protecting her children after shootout erupted outside her house. — Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) March…

  A family friendly concert headlined by Oakland rap legend Too $hort was recently canceled by police, citing that promoters waited too long to obtain a permit for the show. READ MORE

News, Videos

ABC Nightline News did a recent feature that shined a bigger light on Oakland turf dancing, a Bay area street cultural dance that combines forms of breakdancing and continues California’s phenomenal history of artistic street dancing such as pop and locking, krumping and jerking. The news show highlights a powerful and beautifully choreographed online video called “Turf […]