Talk of the Town: What do you love most about Oakland?

Oakland Voices correspondent Amelah El-Amin asks residents, What do you love most about Oakland?

What I love most about Oakland is the righteous believers that I have grown to love. They bring light, insight, and sincere love reflective of Allah.

Bilal Gouled Mahmoud, West Oakland
What I love most about Oakland, is its grittiness, it’s lack of rule following, because it’s what makes Oakland a hub for progressive radical political action.

Joan “Joannie” Danenberg, Laurel District
It’s Home! It’s Comfortable! For me it is a one stop shop because there is a little of everything in Oakland.

JaVoni Redden, Deep East Oakland
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Amelah El-Amin is a mother, grandmother, and African American Muslim human rights activist. She has been serving our community for over 25 years. She co-founded Mu’eed, Inc, a non-profit which has coordinated Humanitarian Day in Oakland for the past 11 years, a program which services homeless residents and low-income children. In addition to feeding the hungry, she advocates for elderly. Amelah El-Amin is a correspondent for Oakland Voices.

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  1. As-Salaamu Alaikum Amelah El-Amin
    Hope you and family are well. It’s been a few years, but there will always be a place in my heart for you.

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