Oakland Voices: Youth activists leading the Black Lives Matter Movement

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A young African American man, Akil Riley, stands in front of a fence for a photo.

Akil Riley, 19, stands in West Oakland’s Lil Bobby Hutton Park, named for one of the first Black Panther Party members. Riley recently co-organized a Juneteenth event at this park, where he performed one of his latest tracks and gave a speech about being a plaintiff in a lawsuit against Oakland Police Department’s use of force against protesters. Photo by Sarah Belle Lin

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