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Accident, Crash, Featured, Golden State Warriors, News, Oakland, Steph Curry, Warriors -

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry avoided serious injury after being involved in a three-car collision Friday morning on Highway 24 near Oakland, California. According to espn.com, Curry was on his way to the Warriors shootaround when a driver in a silver Lexus lost control while making an improper lane change and struck the […]

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cat brooks, gentrification, libby schaaf, news, oakland, oakland california, progressive politics -

Oakland, Calif., has long been a bastion of historical and cultural reverie in blackness. The “Detroit of the West” holds a special place in African-American esteem: Oakland incubated a nascent Black Panther Party; gave us Hieroglyphics, Too Short, and MC Hammer; and nurtured icons such as Elaine Brown, Zedanya, and


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Crime, Emergency Landing, Hawaiian Airlines, Maui, News, Oakland, Pepper Spray, Top Stories -

Over a dozen people aboard a Hawaiian Airlines flight had to seek emergency medical treatment after a can of pepper spray went off inside a plane headed from Oakland, California, to Maui.

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bart, bart stabbing, california, crime, john lee cowell, justice for nia wilson, libby schaaf, nia wilson, oakland -

The 27-year-old white man who is accused of stabbing and killing 18-year-old Nia Wilson at a BART train stop in Oakland, Calif., in July will likely not get hit with hate crime charges—but may still get the death penalty.


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Hate Crime, News, Nia Wilson, Oakland, True Crime -

John Cowell, the 27-year-old man who was charged with the brutal killing of Nia Wilson and assault her sister in an Oakland train station last week, appeared in court yesterday for parole violation. —Lebron James takes on Trump’s NFL attacks ‘I believe our president is trying to divide us’— Cowell, who made an appearance in the East […]

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BART, Featured, Hate Crime, John Cowell, Murder, News, Nia Wilson, Oakland -

The family of Nia Wilson, the 18-year-old who was stabbed to death on a BART platform in Oakland earlier this month, packed a courtroom to attend the arraignment of John Cowell.

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Bay Area, Blindspotting, Daveed Diggs, David Diggs interview, Entertainment, Film, Hamilton, Music, Oakland, Oscar Grant, Rafael Casal, TheGrio Originals -

Blindspotting was written by its stars, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, and manages to deliver a deeply-moving commentary on some of the most important issues facing our community, wrapped up in a disarming, buddy film. We caught up with Casal and Diggs to discuss how they managed to be entertaining while tackling rampant police brutality, rapid gentrification, […]

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Daveed Diggs, Gentrification, Movies, Oakland -

Blindspotting is a film about gentrification that never stops screwing with its audience. It opens with establishing shots of Oakland, California, set to Giuseppe Verdi’s joyful “Drinking Song” from La Traviata. But it closes with the menacing, bass-heavy tones of “Not a Game,” a rap song by the film’s stars and co-writers, Daveed Diggs and […]

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Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, Javale McGee, Kevin Durant, NBA, Nick Young, Oakland, Photo Act, Steph Curry -

As one city celebrated a historic sports win 26 years in the making, over on the West Coast, Oakland, California, threw a victory parade for the second year in a row (and the overall third in four years) for the Golden State Warriors, who seem to be untouchable and unbeatable at this point. Stephen Curry […]

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BBQ Becky, Henry Sintay, Lake Merritt, News, Oakland -

Henry Sintay (aka Jogger Joe), the man seen on a viral video throwing a homeless person's belongings into Oakland's Lake Merritt on June 8, has been arrested for robbery, but not for that incident.

The post White jogger who tossed homeless Black man’s belongings in Oakland lake is arrested (but not for that crime) appeared first on theGrio.

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Aaron Schlossberg, News, Oakland, Opinion, Racism, Racists -

Find out why writer Dustin Seibert thinks everyday racists caught on camera are finally getting their comeuppance. Between evictions and being fired, people are feeling the burn.

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Black Men, Featured, News, Oakland, Racial Profiling, Racism, Video -

Oakland activists converged on city hall yesterday to to demand the arrest of the white woman who called police on a Black family barbecuing in a popular park.

The post BBQ RACIST: Activists demand arrest of white woman for calling police on Black family in Oakland park ‘She called him a n**ga’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Marijuana, Michael Jackson, News, Oakland, TAGS: War on Drugs, Top Stories, Trump, Video, Weed -

What happens when you’re 84 years old, a legendary music producer and have not a d*mn worry in sight?  The Quincy Jones interview with Vulture, that’s what! Between spilling secrets about Michael Jackson, Ivanka Trump and Richard Pryor, this journalist hit the jackpot of interviews sitting down with Mr. Jones. We read it, analyzed it […]

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News, Oakland, Police, Sexual Assault -

The city of Oakland, California, will have to pay out nearly $1 million to settle a teen’s claim that police officers sexually abused her while she was working as an underage prostitute. This is just the first of several cases she has filed; she currently has cases against five other San Francisco Bay Area law […]

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Afeni Shakur, All Eyez On Me, Biopic, Entertainment, News, Oakland, Rapper, Tupac -

On what would have been the iconic West Coast rapper’s 45th birthday, Tupac Shakur is receiving his due praise across the country. The City of Oakland, California, has chosen to honor the legend with his own commemorative day. Tupac Shakur Day will celebrate the life of the rapper who showed so much love to the […]

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Guns, Murder, News, Oakland, Reggina Jeffries, Teen, Vigil -

A 17-year-old girl lost her life in the crossfire of bullets, while mourning the death of two other teens. Reggina Jefferies was one of many young people who attended a memorial service in Oakland for two teenage boys who drowned over Memorial Day weekend. –Former high school prom king found murdered in Chicago Thousands turned out to mourn the loss […]

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@AP, News, Oakland, Prostitution, Rape, Sean Whent, Sex Scandal, Sex Worker, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Misconduct -

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A sex scandal involving Oakland police has spread to other area police departments, with the woman at the center of it claiming she had sex with two dozen current and former officers in five cities, a newspaper investigation published Sunday found...

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Black Panther food programs, Black Panthers, Editor's Picks, Elaine Brown, National, News, Oakland -

Elaine Brown, a former Black Panther, turned her activism into a career in agriculture, continuing […]

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BART Police, BART Transit Police, California, Carlos Reyes, Fernando Anicete Jr., Fruitvale Station, Jack Bryson, Jr. Nigel Bryson, Michael Greer, News, Oakland, Oscar Grant, Police Brutality, Racism, Trayvon Martin, Uncategorized -

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Five friends of Oscar Grant, the man who was fatally shot by a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer, have reached a deal to settle a federal lawsuit against the agency, officials said...

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Bay Area, Inspiration, Kemba Shakur, News, Oakland, Planting Trees, Urban Renewal, Urban Revitalization, Video -

OAKLAND - When Kemba Shakur moved to Oakland in the mid 1990's she joked that some state prisons had better landscaping than her block. Kemba would know. She worked for years as a guard at the prison in Soledad...

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Bay Area, Entertainment, Filming, Forest Whitaker, Lucena Herrera, New Movie, Oakland, Octavia Spencer, Oscar Grant -

VIDEO - After months of speculation, filming of a movie about Oscar Grant is underway in the East Bay...

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Bay Area, Community, Inspiration, Mugger, Oakland, Robbery -

VIDEO - A 90-year-old woman, traveling through Oakland from the Central Valley, got lost...

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