Since Dominique Walker of Moms 4 Housing moved into a vacant house on Magnolia Street with her children and several other women from the advocacy group on Nov. 18, 2019, a movement began to build in support of their messaging. Continue reading Moms 4 Housing Create Blueprint for Effective Housing Advocacy
A unified mix of Oakland advocate groups descended on a luxury high-rise to spotlight a building boom they say is not intended to house locals—creating more homelessness and forcing many to leave the city. Continue reading Oakland Advocate Groups Join Forces with ACCE and Moms 4 Housing
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 community members in the area and is now named Housing & Dignity Village. Community members … Continue reading Housing Advocates Use Court System Against City of Oakland
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 lives, especially in Oakland. It is the celebration that we need to slap gentrification in … Continue reading Oakland Celebrates Weekend of Black Liberation and Calls for Unity with all Communities
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 known as Defremery Park in West Oakland, CA. Elbert “Big Man” Howard died in Santa … Continue reading Elbert “Big Man” Howard’s Black Panther Memorial Marks History
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 the killing of Nia Wilson at MacArthur Bart,KTVU found a picture of her holding a gun, … Continue reading Calling Out The Media’s Portrayal of Black Victims
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 another team. I was rooting for the Bay Area Seminoles, a new youth football team, … Continue reading We Lead Ours in Oakland Program Sets Out to Turn Troubled Students to Successful Students
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. Continue reading BBQing While Black Part 2 Brought the Vibe and the Politics
Writer Joy Elan interviewed Kenzie Smith who is running for Oakland City Council District 2. Continue reading Raw Interview of Kenzie Smith Regarding Run for Oakland City Council District 2
Oakland, CA – After several viral videos hit national news in the last month at Lake Merritt Park, neighbors became even more active and outspoken on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. In response to issues like BBQ Becky, … Continue reading Oakland Neighbors Take to Organizing Offline