The stabbing of Ann Marie Washington should call attention to rising hate crimes in public spaces

Hate crimes on public transportation stir fear among commuters of marginalized groups.

In Oakland’s most exciting restaurants, incredible food and social activism go hand in hand

Oakland's chefs are on a mission to break boundaries, both socially and in the kitchen.

How ‘Black Panther’ and its crowdfunding efforts perfectly emulate the film’s message

It's not often that a movie's message is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

California police shoot and kill 16-year-old pregnant teen in stolen car

Family members have started a GoFundMe to help with funeral services.

Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire's cause is still unknown — here’s what we do know

In a statement, the president said "an American community has been devastated."

At least 30 confirmed dead in Oakland Ghost Ship fire

Authorities say they are still searching the structure for bodies, and it may be days or weeks until all are identified.


At least 9 dead, dozens missing in Oakland Ghost Ship fire in California

Authorities believe dozens may be dead after a fire raged through an Oakland artists' collective Friday night.

(Exclusive) Crime-prediction tool PredPol amplifies racially biased policing, study shows

Minority Report-style crime mapping is supposed to give officers new insights. Instead, it repeats old biases.

Shady sugar: Big Soda might be paying dietitians to tweet against the soda tax

The soda tax has proven effective, so why are dietitians saying it's not?

Can Oakland’s underground spaces survive a rising real-estate tide?

"When places close here, it's like with a whimper."


Oakland Teen Performs Beautiful Dance Routine at Friends' Funeral, Killed Hours Later

Young black people are most at risk to become targets of gun violence in America.

Fantastic Negrito Is Using Black Roots Music to Speak to Modern Day Issues

Using black music of old to speak to the issues of today.

FCC Releases Beyoncé Super Bowl Performance Complaints (Spoiler: People Were Mad as Hell)

"I am disgusted that Beyoncé’s performance was allowed to be aired since it highlighted the Black Lives Matter movement."

Armed New Black Panther Members Protected a Dallas Mosque From Anti-Muslim Group

New Black Panther Party members protected a Dallas mosque against a protest, but the Party has a checkered history of its own.


7 of the Best Black Films and Documentaries on Netflix That Speak to Different Experiences

There are a number of exceptional black films on Netflix, but these seven stand out.

The Debate Over Condoms in Porn Highlights the Difference Between Porn Sex and Real Sex

A recent California ruling revisited the question: should porn stars have to wear condoms?

Comedian Owen Benjamin Says Beyoncé "Did a KKK Dance Routine" During Super Bowl

Comedian Owen Benjamin compared Beyoncé to the KKK ... really.


Jessica Williams Slams Beyoncé's Critics in the Best Way Possible

"As a black person, you walk around every single day, constantly reminded that you are black."

Who Is Mario Woods? The Story Behind the Name on Beyoncé's Dancers' Sign at the Super Bowl

The story behind Mario Woods, the man whose name appeared on signage during Super Bowl 50.

Beyoncé Just Announced the 'Formation' World Tour — And Everyone Is Losing It

The "Formation" World Tour is coming — this is not a drill.

DeRay McKesson Joins a Long Line of Black Activists to Run for Political Office

But will his campaign end differently?

Kehlani New Single "Did I" Lyrics, How to Listen and Where to Download Online

Kehlani continues to churn out jams.

How a Slain Black Panther Inspired America’s Best Under-the-Radar Music Festivals

Here's how Oakland taught everyone how to celebrate living.