The challenges I face as an unhoused Oakland resident during the COVID-19 pandemic are income and work, access to essentials, and taking care of my daughter.
Oakland Voices 2019-2020 community journalists graduate from the longstanding training program.
Organizers announced the winner afterwards: Jeremy Michael Vasquez and JusDizz.
On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, parents, students, teachers, and community members protested at the Oakland Unified School District school board meeting held at La Escuelita. Teachers criticized the board for school closures that harm Oakland[Read more]
“Growing up as an only child though I had four siblings was very lonely”, Zarinah El-Amin Majied conveyed as she recalled her childhood. Her mother, who left Zarinah’s older siblings Annie Pearl and Roosevelt in[Read more]
Glenn Bailey has served 52 years inside the California carceral system. The last 42 were part of a life sentence for a double homicide he readily admits he committed. When he was arrested, authorities arrested[Read more]
On Monday, November 18, 2019, two mothers boldly began occupying a West Oakland house that had been vacant for two years on Magnolia Street. Dominique Walker, 34, and Sameerah Karim, 41, members of Moms 4[Read more]
“Hey, Hey! Ho Ho! Climate change has got to go!” This chant and many others could be heard throughout the waves of protestors participating in the Youth Global Climate Strike in San Francisco on September[Read more]
The Honest Struggle, a documentary featuring Sadiq Davis, was screened at the Lighthouse Mosque on September 28. The hour-long film takes the audience down and around the peaks and valleys of re-entry, the process of[Read more]
Oakland Voices correspondent Iris M. Crawford asks residents, What brings you to Oakland and what do you love about the city? What brings you to Oakland and what do you love about the Town? “Oakland[Read more]