“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran
The great Lebanese poet was not a fan of the Oakland Raiders. Gibran died long before he could set foot inside the crumbling, cavernous relic that is the Oakland Coliseum. Nonetheless, Gibran was a lover, who knew the joys of a love fulfilled, and then, finally of a love unrequited. And so, the romanticist would probably have felt quite at home, rubbing shoulders among Raider Nation as they witness what could be the longest goodbye in the history of professional sports…
The Oakland City Council and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted to approve an agreement with an investment group led by Hall of Fame football player Ronnie Lott to negotiate a multi-million deal for a new 55,000-seat stadium that would keep the Raiders in Oakland and prevent the franchise’s proposed move to Las Vegas. […]
BY SUNNI KHALID December 1, 2016 Tuesday afternoon, the Oakland, California, City Council met in a closed-door session at City Hall to learn the details of a new stadium deal for the Oakland Raiders that could keep the franchise from moving to Las Vegas. The stadium effort is being led by a development group spearheaded […]
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Twenty-five years ago today, Haiti’s military leaders overthrew the Caribbean nation’s first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a charismatic, 39-year-old former Roman Catholic priest – just eight months into his five-year term…