In depth QAnon research and explanation how extremism is cultivated online.
Moms 4 Housing Are Not Taking Your Homes
I’ve been standing in the middle of a homeless crisis, watching how everyone is responding to it. On one side are the politicians talking, taking too long to do anything about it. On the other side, we have groups of activists and organizations taking care of homeless encampments helping them relocate, spilling onto the city hall steps near the line where the politicians stand.
Moms 4 Housing Create Blueprint for Effective Housing Advocacy
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.
Oakland Advocate Groups Join Forces with ACCE and Moms 4 Housing
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.
Colin Kaepernick Attends 50th Anniversary of Alcatraz Occupation
Indigenous leaders honor Standing Rock, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) and the American Indian Movement It was a cold and rainy morning in San
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
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