People are gathering Wednesday to remember the life and death of Oscar Grant III. A noon vigil and rally organized by the Oscar Grant Foundation takes place 11 years after Grant was fatally shot on a BART platform at Oakland’s Fruitvale station in the wee hours of the new year.
About 40 people held a predawn candlelight vigil in front of Kaiser Permanente headquarters in Oakland early Wednesday morning. They were there to remember former patients who committed suicide after their requests for mental health care were denied or detrimentally delayed. The group consisted of some of Kaiser’s mental health
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His name has become nationally synonymous with the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement. The image is now iconic: a young black man with a great smile and a black beanie. His story has been retold in sidewalk conversations, in small bars, on the big screen and covered by
There was nothing ordinary about Monday in Oakland, where anger and sadness, unity and violence converged. It was the senseless death of a young black woman. It was a community feeling threatened. It was different renditions of the same tired story the city is forced to tell, over and over