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Ovrkast in the Oakland art scene

"But this EP I just put out is me saying I know now."

‘Crowns’ comes to the Bay Area Sept. 9 through Oct. 6

“Crowns” plays at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek from Sept. 9 - Oct. 6, 2023. 

Oakland Institute for Boxing

Boxing has been my life pretty much. It’s something that fell into place naturally for me as a fighter.

Special school board election in East Oakland

Oakland is scheduled to have a special school board election on Nov. 7, 2023, open only to District 5 residents to fill the current vacancy for the School Board director.

Introducing Ms. Patricia Jackson, equestrian and teacher!

... All must know that “We Ride Too”

The beautiful, unsettling ‘Josephine’s Feast’ extends its run into this weekend at the SF...

For me theater is like church – it’s a space where all kinds of people can gather in the flesh and process what it means to be human together through live actors.

Jeelani Shareef, financial freedom fighter

I'm a revolutionary, and revolutionaries create opportunities for the people.

Ruchell Cinque Magee was just released from prison after 67 years caged!

On July 15, 2021, Ruchell was denied parole for the 16th time. In 2023, Ruchell Magee signed a petition for compassionate release after incessant work to challenge the legitimacy of his imprisonment.

Free fruit trees for Oakland residents

Oakland has the lowest life expectancy in Alameda county, due to the poor air quality.

Bayview Hunters Point finally has its own farmers’ market – every Thursday

I plan to use mushrooms and plants to remediate the soil in Bayview and teach students how to grow oyster mushrooms and spread the mycelium: small scale projects, big victories

Bill requiring state to house incarcerated parents close to their children passes Senate Public...

AB 1226 requires an incarcerated parent or legal guardian of a minor child be placed in a correctional facility that's closest to their child’s home

Oakland Strokes Youth Summer workshops teach the sport of rowing

We run summer camps in June out at San Pablo reservoir and in July at our boathouse in Oakland. We host Learn to Row days for organizations and schools we partner with as well.

New Ebony Alert brings new attention to an old issue

Black women need community support and oversight to keep us all safe!

San Francisco’s Carnaval is right around the corner

Just be ready to absorb different colors, costumes, and languages.

Political prisoner and wife get mural in East Oakland

Jamal Hart, Mumia’s grandson, has kept up the fight to bring his grandfather home.

Killed for being hungry: the murder of Banko Brown

“He was the type of person to give you his shirt off his back, That’s how we knew him.”

Idiocy of original intent

  by Mumia Abu-Jamal For several decades, right wing ideologues and lawyers have argued that the U.S. Constitution must only be interpreted according to what they call original intent—or according to how the Founding Fathers would...

Boss Down Youth Group: a young people’s employment training program

During the summer, when the youth are let out of school for break, community advocate and San Francisco native Stormy Henry uses this time to facilitate her Boss Down Youth Group

A talk with Big Toine

Rap veteran Big Toine talks about changing hip hop landscape

Larry June’s ‘The Great Escape’ album review

 “The Great Escape” album has a cinematic style to it like a soundtrack to a 007 espionage movie.