The six- feet high, 30- foot long The Tree of Life mural-on-canvas sweeps across the entrance of the Oliver Art Center at the California College of Art (CCA). A vibrant tree forms the center of the
When I first moved to Oakland in 2006, I thought I made a special discovery. I remember pulling out the road atlas and turning to the Bay Area map. “Right here,” I said to my
Going from one place to another is a basic necessity that we all have to deal with everyday in our urban lives. We can either ride a bicycle, purchase a vehicle or use public transportation.
Last month, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office hosted the Bay Area Human Exploitation and Trafficking (H.E.A.T) Watch Coalition’s first meeting of the year to discuss the demand for human trafficking. The idea is to
I always thought that Angela Davis was a member of the Black Panther Party. To celebrate 50 years since the founding of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, CA, I decided to go see Dr. Davis
I was motioned into the sanctuary by a large, smiling man in a dark blue suit with one hand, as he held the door open with the other. As I stepped inside, a grey- haired
The message at a town hall meeting about Coliseum City was loud and clear – East Oakland residents don’t want a development that ignores their needs and is designed for people who don’t live
Eighteen- year -olds can vote, enter into legal contracts, serve in the military or be tried as adults. Yet 18-year- olds, with very few exceptions, are entering into the treacherous transitional period between adolescence and