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Oakland rapper Keak Da Sneak is reportedly in stable condition after he was found wounded after being shot multiple times in Richmond, California on Monday morning.

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The family of Autumn Johnson is mourning her death after the toddler was fatally shot just a week after her first birthday.

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The family of Jahi McMath, the teen who was declared brain-dead after complications from sleep apnea surgery, shared an update about her status on Thursday.

SHE HAS A NAME: Chyemil Pierce killed while she was protecting her children after shootout erupted outside her house. pic.twitter.com/yBeUTtJx4S — Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) March 12, 2015 A mother of three was fatally shot on Monday as she tried to protect two of her children from a shooting in Oakland, Calif. According to BuzzFeed, Chyemil Pierce […]

Bay Area rapper The Jacka was killed in a shooting in East Oakland Monday night, police say. The Jacka, real name Dominic Newton, was shot on MacArthur Boulevard by 94th Avenue. Witnesses say they heard shots fired around 8:15 p.m. As of Tuesday, no suspects have been arrested. The 37-year-old Pittsburgh native began his rap career in […]

An undercover police officer who had been marching amongst protesters in Oakland pointed his gun at several other demonstrators after being “outed” on Wednesday night. According to KTVU, two California Highway Patrol cops marched with over 200 protesters from University of California, Berkeley’s campus to honor Eric Garner and Michael Brown. After members of the group correctly identified them as undercover, […]

(photo credit: Christie Smith) The country has been in an uproar following the decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of college-bound teenager Michael Brown in…

R&B newcomer Adrian Marcel is heating up the charts with his Sage The Gemini-assisted single “2 A.M.” The Oakland native has been singing since he could talk, but received his big break when the legendary Raphael Saadiq heard his music and fell in love with his voice. The Oakland connection eventually led to Raphael executive producing his 7 […]

So this happened. An African-American firefighter who traveled to an Oakland firehouse to shut a door that was left open was detained by white police officers while his sons, age 9 and 12, looked on. In the disturbing video above, you can hear the firefighter’s son crying in the background. Keith Jones, the off-duty fireman, […]