The Shepeople’s Artist Collective Showcases Womens’ Creative Voices

At a recent event, Shepeople's founder Valerie Troutt (fourth from the right) thanks several artists, inculding her mother Valerie Brown-Troutt (far right), and visual artist Corinna Nicole Brewer (fourth from the left).

By Peace Harmony OAKLAND, CA – A new habitat for female artists was born last November. Valerie Troutt started The Shepeople’s, a collective of female vocalists, musicians, poets, dancers, filmmakers, visual artists, craft makers, foodies and more. “I was inspired to create The Shepeople’s after meeting female artists who needed a space to showcase their work,” […]

Adeline Street Neighborhood Still Tight-knit Even After Decades of Change

During the black labor migration of the 1940s, Renee Richard opened his home near Adeline and Fourteenth Streets to family and strangers alike. He and his wife Lania had a commitment to community that still can be felt in the central West Oakland neighborhood.

By Jo Ann Bell OAKLAND, CA – A warm and secure feeling of community thrives in the neighborhoods along Adeline Street.  Reflecting on the West Oakland stretch of Adeline during the 1940’s and 50’s brings back the memory of a narrow oak-lined street stretching from Berkeley’s south side down to Harbor Homes. Adeline Street has […]