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 […]

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 1-year-old boy who was shot in the head during the filming of a rap music video in Oakland was taken off life support Friday. Hiram Lawrence, who would have turned 2 on Dec. 28, was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m., the Rev. Roosevelt Taylor said. SEE ALSO: Second Child Shot […]

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.—The City of Oakland will pay $300,000 to a parolee who said an Oakland police officer planted a gun on him. RELATED: Top 9 Black Stand-Up Comedians Assistant City Attorney Barbara Parker tells the San Francisco Chronicle that the Oakland City Council voted 5-3 in a closed session on Tuesday to pay the amount […]

Teola Sanders has supported Mayor Ronald V. Dellums of Oakland for over 40 years.