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.

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Oakland teachers break barriers with Ivy League admissions

Two Oakland teachers from Latinx backgrounds have been admitted to master's programs at Columbia University and Harvard University, and the charter school community where they've been working is singing their praises. Read More

Apr 08, 2021

Select Oakland residents gain free wi-fi through new city-sponsored program

OAKWIFI, with funding from the CARES Act, is taking steps to close the digital gap through strategic partnerships, community outreach, and by providing access to underserved communities in Oakland.  Read More

Apr 01, 2021

Out front in Oakland: who might run for mayor in 2022

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is termed out at a time when Oakland has close and cordial Washington, D.C. ties through Vice President Kamala Harris, and three women are being talked about as potential candidates for the job. Read More

Mar 11, 2021

Oakland politics: Rebuilding The Town in 2021 after COVID-19 and protests

So much happened in 2020 that cities like Oakland had to fight to survive, but 2021 is full of hope. The community needs to come together to support small and Black-owned businesses, and get back out there as soon as they're vaccinated. Read More

Mar 25, 2021

Oakland’s Chinatown responds to Atlanta shootings of Asian Americans

The spa shootings in Atlanta stunned the country last week, and the Oakland Asian community is still reeling from its own traumas while also wishing to console the families of victims in Atlanta.  Read More

Mar 18, 2021

Oakland Fire Department steps up in vaccination effort, will soon get new chief

Hoodline interviewed Oakland Fire Department’s (OFD) Interim Chief Melinda Drayton on a few issues in the city including; emergency response and preparedness, race and equity, and the new Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong. Read More

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