16th Annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival & After Party!

The Celebration continues Saturday May 21st following the 16th Annual Malcolm X Jazz Fest. Come hang out with the Oakland Chapter of The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, local artists, and your community. Free before 9pm, $10 suggested donation at the door, drink specials ALL NITE, catering by The Healing Kitchen Catering. Featured DJs: Iam Jahi … More 16th Annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival & After Party!

SF 8 Action Update

A spirited picket line of some 300 people filled the block in front of the SF County Courthouse chanting “Drop the charges” and “Free the eight.” The 8 am rally loudly announced that the community will not allow the persecution of the San Francisco 8 to go forward without a concerted struggle. … More SF 8 Action Update

Statement against the execution of Oscar Grant III

News Years Day 2009 started with the execution-style murder of 22 year old Oscar Grant III. Brother Oscar became a victim of police terrorism at Oakland’s Fruitvale BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Station. Brother Oscar was shot, while laying face down, by Bart Officer Johannes Mehserle. While the victim and his friends were cornered in … More Statement against the execution of Oscar Grant III

Tavis Smiley with Kali Akuno

A longtime community organizer, Kali Akuno is executive director of the People’s Hurricane Relief Fund and Oversight Coalition and director of the Stop the Demolition Coalition. He is calling for action opposing HUD’s plans to tear down four major public housing developments in New Orleans. Akuno previously worked with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and founded and directed the Oakland, CA-based School of Social Justice and Community Development. … More Tavis Smiley with Kali Akuno