On a corner of the neighborhood of Brookfield, a plot of public land has been claimed by housing advocates in East Oakland, CA for homeless
Oakland Celebrates Weekend of Black Liberation and Calls for Unity with all Communities
October 15, 1966, the Black Panther Party was born in Oakland, CA. October 13 and 14, 2018, we were celebrating a movement that changed everyone’s
Black Literary Collective Launches at Youth Uprising
What is the Black Literary Collective? How did you come up with the concept? The Black Literary Collective (BLC) is a group of extremely diverse
Elbert “Big Man” Howard’s Black Panther Memorial Marks History
Original Black Panther party members gathered in honor of the history and life of one of their founding members at Lil Bobby Hutton Park, also
Calling Out The Media’s Portrayal of Black Victims
Featured artwork by: https://www.instagram.com/lady_luuz/?hl=en There is a history of the media distorting the truth with the portrayal of Black victims when the killer is White. Recently with
Nia Wilson Vigil Unifies Oakland Activists to Confront White Supremacy and Media Perceptions
It has been over one week since the death of Nia Wilson, an 18-year-old young woman from Oakland who was going home on Bart and
We Lead Ours in Oakland Program Sets Out to Turn Troubled Students to Successful Students
One sunny Saturday in October, I was sitting in the stands at McClymonds High School, watching some boys in cardinal red and gold uniforms tackle
BBQing While Black Part 2 Brought the Vibe and the Politics
Early May, our world was shifted into a new outer-sphere as a video I shot featuring my husband and his friend dubbed BBQ Becky went super viral. Like, The Views Whoopi Goldberg commenting on video while laughing at the memes that exploded all over social media, viral.
This newest video of BBQing While Black Part 2 does not have a lot of barbecuing in it.
What was different about this event were the many subtle political statements. There was an art exhibit group called Alena Museum that put up an entire art exhibit to bring awareness of the eviction they are facing in West Oakland. They wanted to make a statement about gentrification pushing out artists.
Raw Interview of Kenzie Smith Regarding Run for Oakland City Council District 2
Writer Joy Elan interviewed Kenzie Smith who is running for Oakland City Council District 2.
Oakland Neighbors Take to Organizing Offline
Oakland, CA – After several viral videos hit national news in the last month at Lake Merritt Park, neighbors became even more active and outspoken