Tag Archives: black history month

Acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks to a full house at Grand Lake Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 20 ahead of a screening of Marvel's Black Panther.

Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks at ‘Black Panther’ screening in Oakland

On Tuesday, author Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke at a screening of Marvel's Black Panther in front of 250 high school students at Oakland’s Grand Lake. The action film, which stars a nearly all-black black cast and...

The places that made Black history, in Oakland and Richmond

To commemorate Black History Month, the news teams from Oakland North and our sibling site, Richmond Confidential, spent a morning observing some of the spaces in our two cities that have been important to the...

Oakland non-profit promotes literacy through diversity and representation

Denmark Gatewood had a captive audience. On Saturday, he sat on a small stage reading children’s books filled with stories about Black children, written by Black authors to a group of mostly Black children and...

Secret ancestors, precious photos, and civil rights at the African American Museum

It’s Saturday afternoon at the African American Museum in Oakland, and archivist Sean Heyliger is showing a small group how best to preserve and care for old photos as part of an open house for...

This weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of February 18-21. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!