Rasheed Shabazz is a multimedia storyteller, urban planning historian, and youth development professional based in the Bay Area. He coordinates Oakland Voices and is currently in the Masters of City and Regional Planning program at UC Berkeley.
Stories by Rasheed
One Oakland church leader has vowed to reopen his church. Others, including a Pastor recovering from COVID-19, urge otherwise.
Oakland has surpassed the 1,000 mark in coronavirus cases.
Oakland Muslims observe month of Ramadan during COVID-19 pandemic by fasting and praying at home, as local mosques closed.
Alameda County health officials eased restrictions on businesses as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. Santa Rita inmates fear exposure to coronavirus.
Some Oakland renters are on strike. Roots opens COVID-19 testing site in East Oakland.
Oakland surpassed 500 coronavirus cases; workers rally by car on May Day, officials tell residents to "Give the Lake a Break."
Oakland COVID-19 Updates: Oakland cases increasing, artists create masks, and Oakland Police arrest two outreach workers serving unhoused residents.
Oakland Voices asked Oakland Muslims, "What's unique about Ramadan in Oakland?"
COVID-19 appears to be concentrated in some of the Oakland's lower-income communities of color. Many people lack access to testing.
COVID-19 Updates: Oakland residents must wear face coverings in public; protesters call for release of Santa Rita Jail inmates; Mayor announces task force.