The new group of Oakland Voices Correspondents will begin telling the stories of their neighborhoods in one week. They are
They are a diverse group with varied backgrounds and experiences with one thing in common – a passion about telling the stories of their East Oakland communities. Follow their stories over the next nine months
Brenda Payton has been a journalist for 40 years. She was a columnist at the Oakland Tribune
for 26 years. She contributed to KQED radio’s Perspective series for 20 years. She was a co
“Your Loan Is Denied,” a documentary about lending discrimination that aired on PBS’ Frontline. She
was a reporter at the San Francisco Examiner, the Boston Phoenix and the New Bedford Standard Times. She was a lecturer at San Francisco State University, teaching newswriting, reporting and feature writing.