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.
MLK Day Reimagined
Originally published in print for Laney Tower on Jan. 31, 2019. Hundreds of people gathered at Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza Jan. 21 for an all-day
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
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
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.
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