The biennial event is one of the city’s biggest cross-generational community building experiences, especially for black alumni.
Delency Parham is a graduate of the University of Idaho where he played football and majored in journalism. He graduated from Berkeley High in 2010, which is where he discovered his passion for writing. He lives in Berkeley.
Fresh out of high school, Berkeley’s Dante Ryan has music on his mind
Just one year out of Berkeley High School, Dante Ryan has embarked on a promising musical career.
From food stand to Abu Dhabi and Dubai food festivals: The journey of Endless Summer Sweets
People in the Middle East will get a taste of carnival food when Endless Summer Sweets presents its funnel cakes at two festivals.
Berkeley native Cierra Ford fatally shot in Georgia
Cierra Ford. Photo: Courtesy of Ford family A young man from Berkeley is trying to raise money to bring home his little sister’s body for burial after she was killed Friday in Georgia where she was attending college. The day after Thanksgiving, around 3 a.m., 25-year-old Cierra Ford was fatally shot in her home in Sandy Springs, a […]
Council asks DA to drop criminal charges tied to eviction
Community members protested at 835 Page St. in August after an eviction there in June. Photo: Coalition to Defend Black Homes The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to ask for criminal charges to be dropped against a 28-year-old black woman who ran into trouble with the law earlier this year while protesting her eviction from the West Berkeley home that had been […]
One to watch: Singer SydneyNycole
Sydney Reeves,who goes by the stage name SydneyNicole. Photo: Taylor Brown Berkeley native Sydney Reeves, who goes by her stage name, SydneyNycole, talks about her new project, recent deals and what it’s like to be a Black woman in the music industry. “When people look at me, they don’t expect for me to make the […]
Berkeley music collective honors slain rapper ‘AyeGee’
Neighborhood Heavy artists, from left to right, Alex Goodwin Jr., Rayuan “Ray Ski” Lee and John Winslow. Photo: Neighborhood Heavy [Editor’s Note: Berkeleyside freelancer Delency Parham knew Alex Goodwin Jr. This story includes some of Parham’s own reflections, as a young Black man himself, on the loss.] Berkeley-based music collective Neighborhood Heavy honored slain group member Alex […]
In loving memory of Terrence McCrary Jr., 1993-2016
Terrence “TMack” McCrary. Photo: @tkmovement/Twitter Terrence “TMack” McCrary. Photo: @tkmovement/Twitter Friends and family gathered around the East Bay on Sunday to celebrate the life of Terrence McCrary Jr. (known to many as Terrence Mack). Mack, who was 22 years young, was born and raised in Berkeley. Also known as TMack, Sweet T and Lil BadBadBad, behind […]
2 BHS grads killed in separate Oakland shootings
Terrence McCrary, a 2011 Berkeley High graduate, was shot and killed Sunday morning in Oakland. Photo: Azha Luckman Update, Aug. 16: A fundraiser to help the family of Terrence McCrary Jr. has already raised more than $12,000. Learn more. A fundraiser has also been launched to help pay for funeral costs for Craig Fletcher-Cooks, and a memorial […]
Berkeley students can get free school supplies Sunday
For more than a decade, City Councilman Darryl Moore has been teaming up with various organizations to give away backpacks and school supplies to families in need. Photo: Courtesy Darryl Moore As the summer winds down and kids prepare to head back to school, some Berkeley residents are pooling resources to ensure that students have […]
Black Student Union and UC Berkeley agree to establish on-campus Black resource center
In March 2015, the Black Student Union at UC Berkeley held a rally to protest the decision not to prosecute the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. It was one of many protests at the university and led to the BSU presenting a series of demands to the administration that […]
Berkeley celebrates civil-rights leader William Rumford
The 50-year resident of South Berkeley was the first African American elected to a state public office in Northern California.