Tag Archives: Allen Temple Baptist Church

Panelists Hon. Keith Muhammad, Rev. Dr. Martha Tayor, and Marlon McWilson at the Prayer Breakfast in Downtown Oakland (photo by Brad Bailey)

State of the black church in Oakland is at crossroads, local leaders say

In Oakland, the state of the black church is at a crossroads, local leaders said. Religious and civic leaders gathered in downtown Oakland last Wednesday for a prayer breakfast to discuss the state of the...
Streets Disciples leaders

The Streets Disciples reach out to Oakland’s sex workers and other women in need

The women sat in a circle, pressing their folding chairs closely together as they laughed, clapped and listened to each other’s stories.
The produce Jessie Mae Brown, 85, leaves on the porch of her East Oakland home helps to feed most of her block.

For some Oakland seniors, a meal is hard to come by

Some people have potted plants on their front porches. Others have rocking chairs or benches. Walk onto the porch of Jessie Mae Brown’s East Oakland home on any given day and you’re likely to be...
Turkeys on South Broadway by Cynthia Gorney.

Wondering what’s open on Thanksgiving Day? We’ve got a list!

The Oakland North staff has put together a list of places that are open on Thanksgiving Day and during the holiday weekend. Use this to find locations offering community meals, restaurants that will be open...
Community members hold hands in prayer.

Local officials and residents pledge to reduce gun violence in East Oakland

Community members, law enforcement officials and politicians alike reached across church aisles Thursday night to hold hands, literally, and pledge commitment to ending gun violence in Oakland.
Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan talks about the city's bond debt to Goldman Sachs to a group gathered at Allen Temple Baptist Church.

Kaplan, community members discuss city’s bond debt deal with Goldman Sachs

Rebecca Kaplan was once a rabbinical student, and the Oakland City Councilmember still knows her scripture well. On Wednesday afternoon, Kaplan quoted the books of Isaiah, Leviticus and Exodus while speaking during a teach-in about...
The donation box for this year's Toy Drive at City Hall has only six toys. The city has received 2,000 petitions for gifts so far.

With increased poverty and more than 2,000 requests, this year’s toy drive needs more donations

Oakland's holiday kids' charity needs toys -- lots of toys. This year’s Toy Drive, a city program that provides low-income families gifts for their children during the holiday season, has received more than 2,000 petitions....
Edward Thomas, 12, participates in SAVE's anti-violence rally

Oaklanders march for peace, to protest city homicide rate

About 600 people marched from Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland to City Hall to protest crime and violence in Oakland on Saturday. Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere, a community and church coalition, organized the...

Oakland City Council meets to debate issues of planning, transit

With key city planning issues up for public comment, Tuesday’s city council meeting offered heated debate over public transportation, zoning, and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.