Oakland’s black churches struggle as African Americans leave

On January 1, 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on how Oakland’s predominantly African-American churches are affected by the city’s changing demographics. “If your congregation is in Oakland, the neighborhood around it is probably changing,” Michelle Myles Chambers, a program assistant for the San Francisco Foundation’s Faiths program, said. “So it’s advantageous to go out and welcome new neighbors into the facility.”


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