The Oakland Voices 2017-2018 class graduated July 20, 2018 – Patricia Contreras-Flores, Hannah Moore, Kevonna Taylor, Tonya Shipp, Eduardo Jimenez and Ryan Barba. Congratulations.
A big shout- out to Randolph Charles Belle for hosting Oakland Voices Cohort Group #6 at his space, RBA Creative, for our twice -a- month meetings. For sometimes entrusting his keys to our coordinator so […]
The Fruitvale District is huge. I cruised it on three separate days. There are three business districts surrounded by residences. I rode up Fruitvale Avenue and walked along Foothill Boulevard a few blocks in each […]
I’ve volunteered at three East Oakland organizations: Hieroglyphics Imperium, The Alameda County Food Bank and at The Unity Council. I had learned about a music festival online, Hiero Day 2017, where the prices were too […]
The OV team was assigned to interview East Oakland residents about Where Is East Oakland and What Is East Oakland Now. I interviewed six subjects and five of them were included in our video, presented […]
I was a troubled student who had lost all sight of direction in middle school and officially dropped out in the 10th grade. Besides a desire to become a professional writer, there was nothing motivating […]