MJ Carter

A freelancer for Hoodline who worked as a correspondent for Ripple News; Monesha Jemia Carter has 17 years of experience as a journalist. Former, Fox News Channel and The Washington Post. Carter, has a BA in Political Science with a minor in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University. She is also certified by The University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Advanced Media Institute.

Mar 18, 2020

East Bay parks district says trails are open, but hikers say otherwise

Socially distanced hiking is a release valve for Oaklanders sheltered in place, but local trails aren't as open as officials claim they should be. Read More

Mar 13, 2020

Oakland weekend, postponed: Sports games & concerts cancelled due to COVID-19

Events at the Fox Theater, Paramount Theater, Oakland Arena & Coliseum, and others are shut down until March 31. Read on for rescheduling and refund information. Read More

Mar 05, 2020

Oakland weekend: KISS live, White Elephant Sale, The Bechdel Test at The Flight Deck, more

An incredibly diverse array of live shows are on offer this weekend in Oakland, from the KISS farewell tour to an improv comedy show centering the stories of women. Read More

Feb 28, 2020

Oakland weekend: Oakport Carnival, Noise Pop Fest, Leap Day Party, more

It's the last week of February and the Bay Area is currently blessed with perfect weather. Get out this weekend in Oakland and enjoy it! Read More

Feb 20, 2020

Oakland weekend: Machine Head, Bay Area International Children's Film Fest, Black Joy Parade, more

This week's roundup of top events in Oakland offers a variety of arts, adventure, entertainment and more. Read on for details. Read More

Feb 13, 2020

Oakland weekend: Monster Jam, Beer Week festivities, animated short film fest, more

It's Valentine's Day weekend, and nothing says love like ... monster trucks? Read More

Feb 06, 2020

Oakland weekend: Lunar New Year, Moonlight Comedy, WWE Super Show and Silversun Pickups

Celebrate the Lunar New Year, or stay in with rock n' roll and wrestling — there's something for everyone this weekend in Oakland. Read More

Jan 23, 2020

Oakland weekend: Oakland A's Fan Fest, beer crawl, White Elephant preview sale, more

Gamers, baseball fans, beer nerds and vintage shoppers all have a big weekend ahead in Oakland. Read More

Jan 16, 2020

Oakland weekend: Women's March 2020, Climate Change concert, MLK musical celebration, more

This weekend in Oakland, it's all about supporting a cause while having fun in your community. Read More

Jan 09, 2020

Oakland weekend: restaurant week, celebrating David Bowie, Lunar New Year Bazaar, more

It's a weekend of anniversaries and old favorites as restaurant week turns 10, Jay and Silent Bob return, the Lunar New Year approached and partygoers celebrate David Bowie's birthday. Read More

Jan 02, 2020

Oakland weekend: Golden Globes watch party, PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour, live jazz, more

Ring in the New Year right with this list of top events in Oakland for the first weekend of 2020. Read More

Dec 26, 2019

Oakland weekend: Sesame Street Live, 90's Experience, Cumbia music, more

Here's a list of things to do in Oakland for the long weekend between Christmas and the New Year. Read More

Dec 19, 2019
Dec 12, 2019

Oakland weekend: 'Girl Gang' craft fair, Oakland Symphony salutes Aretha, Lakeshore shopping, more

As you count down the shopping days left until Christmas, a host of holiday events are here to help. Read More

Dec 04, 2019

Oakland weekend: Fantasia & Robin Thicke, The Crucible's maker fair, holiday fun at the Zoo, more

It's going to be another rainy weekend — but we've got a full lineup of indoor fun. Read More

Nov 27, 2019
Nov 21, 2019

Oakland weekend: Christmas tree lighting, Wizard World convention, Brittany Howard at the Fox, more

Whether you're in the mood to start your Christmas celebrations early or catch a Grammy-nominated artist on tour, there's something interesting to check out this weekend. Read More

Nov 14, 2019

Oakland weekend: Sleater-Kinney, holiday toy drive party, 'A Chef's Journey to Oakland,' more

Kick off the holidays with a toy drive and party, or check out two groundbreaking musical groups: Sleater-Kinney and the Rebirth Brass Band. Read More

Nov 08, 2019

Oakland weekend: Cash Cash and 4 Latidos tours, Punk-Metal Flea Market, Second Saturday, more

Get your heart rate up with back-to-back pop concerts on Friday, and slow it down with a stroll through two great arts and crafts markets this weekend in Oakland. Read More

Oct 31, 2019
Oct 24, 2019

Oakland weekend: Boo at the Zoo, East Bay Mini Maker Faire, Un-Changing Nature at Flight Deck, more

Spend the last weekend in October here in Oakland by attending Boo at the Zoo, a new dance performance at The Flight Deck, and more. Read More

Oct 18, 2019
Oct 11, 2019

Oakland weekend: Burning Man art exhibit, beers by the lake, 'Breaking Bad' movie screening, more

Here's what's on tap in Oakland this weekend, from hiking under the stars to catching the new "Breaking Bad" flick with a crowd. Read More

Oct 03, 2019

Oakland weekend: Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch, Moonlight Comedy, Drunken Film Fest, more

October is here, and there's a variety of events to kick off the fall season in Oakland. Read More