Oakland Activists Holding 'National Hoodie Day' Rally In Support Of Trayvon MartinActivists were set to rally in Oakland Monday to mark the beginning of the Florida trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year.
Jordan Finally Front & Center In 'Fruitvale'Before "Fruitvale Station," Michael B. Jordan was glimpsed sporadically in supporting roles on TV shows like "The Wire" and "Friday Night Lights," and in films like "Red Tails" and...
'Fruitvale Station' Unveils First TrailerThe film, which won the Grand Jury and Audience prizes at this year's Sundance Film Festival, will arrive in theaters July 12...
BART Police Officer Fired For Role In Oscar Grant Shooting Accused Of Unemployment Fraud An ex-Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer fired for escalating a confrontation with passengers that led to the slaying of an unarmed man has been charged with unemployment fraud.
Oscar Grant’s Cousin Sentenced In Oakland Robbery CaseA cousin of Oscar Grant III was sentenced Thursday to nearly 16 years in state prison for his conviction for robbery, using a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm for an incident in East Oakland a year ago.
Sundance Prize Goes To Dramatization Of Fruitvale BART Shooting VictimA dramatic film about the last day in the life of a man shot to death in Oakland by a BART police officer on New Year's Day 2009 was awarded a top prize for a dramatic film at the Sundance Film Festival.
Oscar Grant Story 'Fruitvale' Winner At Sundance AwardsThe dramatic film "Fruitvale," based on the story of Oscar Grant, won over audiences and Sundance Film Festival judges during the film festival's awards presentation...
Oscar Grant 'Fruitvale' Film Creates Sundance BuzzA movie about the shooting death of BART passenger Oscar Grant by officer Johannes Mehserle on the Fruitvale Station platform on New Year's Day 2009 appears to be the hottest flick at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Bay Area Featured In Film At The Sundance Film FestivalThe Sundance Film Festival returns to Park City, Utah with some films featuring the Bay Area through Steve Jobs and a film depicting the events around Oscar Grant...
Federal Court Mulls Lawsuits Filed By Family, Friends Of Oscar GrantA federal appeals court in San Francisco was mulling a bid by former BART officer Johannes Mehserle and two other officers to be shielded from some of the claims in lawsuits by the father and five friends of Oscar Grant III.
Court Upholds Mehserle Conviction In Oscar Grant Shooting CaseA state appeals court in San Francisco Friday upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in the killing of an unarmed passenger in 2009.
Oscar Grant Family Outraged Over Mehserle Appeal ProcessThe mother and uncle of Oscar Grant III, an unarmed man who was killed by former Bay Area Rapid Transit police Officer Johannes Mehserle three years ago, expressed outrage Friday that they weren’t informed of Mehserle’s appellate hearing on Wednesday.
Ex-BART Officer Mehserle Asks Appeals Court To Overturn Manslaughter ConvictionLawyers for former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle asked a state appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday to overturn his involuntary manslaughter conviction in the killing of unarmed passenger Oscar Grant at an Oakland station in 2009.
Oscar Grant Shooting Set To Become Feature Film Hollywood filmmakers plan to bring the shooting death of Bay Area Rapid Transit passenger Oscar Grant on the Fruitvale Station platform to the big screen. Some well-known actors have apparently signed on for the film.
Oscar Grant’s Cousin Sues Oakland Police Over Officer ShootingA convicted felon who was shot and wounded by an Oakland police officer in an incident last month filed a $10 million lawsuit in federal court Wednesday accusing the officer of violating his civil rights.