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Fruitvale Station: A Review

Craig Carpenter | Posted 09.07.2013 | Entertainment
Craig Carpenter

It is no accident that Fruitvale Station was so fêted at this year's Sundance Festival, winning the Audience and Grand Jury Awards, as well as an early acquisition by The Weinstein Company.

PHOTOS: 'Fruitvale Station' Screens In Oakland

Robin Wilkey | Posted 06.21.2013 | San Francisco

Oakland's Grand Lake Theater rolled out the red carpet on Thursday night as hundreds gathered for a private screening of "Fruitvale Station," the film...

'Fruitvale Station' Trailer Arrives

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment

The trailer for what could be one of the year's first major Oscar players has debuted, and it offers a decidedly intense depiction of a deadly night i...

Sasha Bronner

Oscar Grant's Fatal BART Shooting On The Big Screen

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 01.23.2013 | Los Angeles

Actor Michael B. Jordan, 25, is not new to Hollywood. His face is recognizable from some of the most beloved television shows in recent memory –- "T...

Oscar Grant Movie Coming Soon

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.26.2012 | San Francisco

"I wanted to tell the story of Oscar Grant for a lot of reasons," said director Ryan Coogler of his new film "Fruitvale," which chronicles the last fe...

Tragic BART Shooting Heads To Silver Screen

Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.17.2012 | San Francisco

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Octavia Spencer, the Oscar-winning actress from last year's Blockbuster film, "The Help", is allegedly in negotia...

WATCH: San Francisco And Oakland Activists Rally For Trayvon Martin

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.27.2012 | San Francisco

On Monday, dozens gathered at the San Francisco Hall of Justice and Oakland City Hall to protest the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen...

Charles Hill Family Sues BART

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.27.2012 | San Francisco

On Wednesday, Chris Hill, the brother of a San Francisco homeless man who was shot and killed by BART police officers, filed a federal lawsuit against...

NOT AGAIN: BART's Most Infamous Cop On Trial For New Brutality Case

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.21.2011 | San Francisco

Only months after being released from prison for the shooting death of Oscar Grant, Johannes Mehserle is headed to court in a civil case alleging that...

Leadership Crucial for Occupy Movement to Progress

Byron Williams | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Byron Williams

For the second phase of the Occupy movements to be successful, it must have something that was glaringly missing from its first phase: leadership.

Embattled BART Spokesman Removed

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.14.2011 | San Francisco

It has not been an easy few months for former BART spokesman Linton Johnson. Johnson, who has been on leave since late August, has returned to a po...

Top 5 Most Ridiculous Court Sentences Of All-Time (VIDEO)

newsone.com | David Moye | Posted 01.10.2012 | Crime

Sometimes the American justice system works. Sometimes the punishment doesn’t fit the crime. The justice system will give long jail sentences to ...

Top 5 Most Controversial Court Verdicts

newsone.com | David Moye | Posted 01.07.2012 | Crime

Court trials have become spectacles for the American public. Heroes and villains are made in the media and court trials have a way of dividing Amer...

Oakland Police History, Culture Under Scrutiny In Wake Of Violence

Turnstyle | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home
Turnstyle

By: Nishat Kurwa At a general assembly of Occupy Oakland protesters last week, a surprising number of people said they were there to thank the police...

This Revolution WILL Be Televised

Pamela Mays McDonald | Posted 10.13.2011 | San Francisco
Pamela Mays McDonald

"Yes, it is challenging, crafting a single message with so many voices. But it's like a choir with various harmonic tones. This movement is about creating a broad tent that everyone's issues can fit into."

Aaron Sankin

Are BART Police Necessary?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.31.2011 | San Francisco

"No justice, no peace; disband the BART Police." That slogan has become the rallying cry for the dozens of protesters who have been gathering at th...

London Riot Seems All Too Familiar

Turnstyle | Posted 10.10.2011 | San Francisco
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

New Shooting, Same Question: Should Transit Cops Have Guns?

Turnstyle | Posted 09.07.2011 | Media
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Former BART Officer Released From Prison

Turnstyle | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Turnstyle

Former BART officer Johannes Mehserle was released at midnight after 11 months of his two-year sentence for shooting and killing 22-year-old Oscar Grant on New Year's Day.

Oscar Grant: Former Cop Mehserle To Be Released Monday

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.10.2011 | Media
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Denise Tejada Photo Credit: Denise T...

Tensions and Frustrations: Remembering Oscar Grant on MLK Day

Wendy Carrillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Carrillo

On the evening of the horrible Tucson shootings where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head, I met a young Black man who scoffed at th...

The F Word: Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Well, we now know the punishment for the BART officer who shot Oscar Grant: 2 years and time served. He could actually be out of prison in seven months.

Police Surround Protesters After Transit Cop's Sentencing

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. Video by Haldun Morgan OAKLAND & LOS ANGE...

Oakland Reacts to Mehserle Sentence

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. Ansel Troy, Kasin Abdul and Chris Banks we...

Downtown Oakland Before and After Mehserle Sentence (Photos)

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Nick Bellizzi and Denise Tejada Scene...