Mustafa Solomon

I have been a professional photographer for over 30 years. I am also a videographer, a lover of jazz, sports (boxing, basketball, and football), and fashion. I am a native of Newark, New Jersey. I am one of 13 children who were raised to always try to achieve our best and to give back to others in the process. Currently, I am a grassroots community activist and a member of many organizations such as Causa Justa/Just Cause, Black Lives Matter, and the East Oakland Building Healthy Communities initiative. My activism is centered on social justice issues, especially in the communities that are supposed to represent Black and Brown people.

Stories by Mustafa

A True Trailblazer in Oakland

Stan Dodson is the executive producer of the film, “Trailhead.” He is also the manager of La Farine Bakery in the Dimond District and past[Read more]

Hope Collaborative

Hope Collaborative is a collective of Bay Area organizations and community residents that works to help families and youth work towards healthy living in East[Read more]

The Dimond – We Have it All

I want to start out by saying that I live in the Dimond District of East Oakland.  I’ve been a very fortunate person to live in[Read more]

My Mother, My Best Friend

I want to tell you a story about my best friend who just happens to be my mother. Her name was Marjorie Anne Solomon, but[Read more]