Arts & Culture

Five African Americans stand and smile for camera.

Thanksgiving came early for unhoused East Oaklanders Thanks to Feed the Hood 19

Thanksgiving came early for unhoused East Oaklanders at more than 75 encampments with Feed the Hood 19 last weekend. More than 100 volunteers were involved with this effort as meals and personal care kits were[Read more]
A Guatemalan American woman wears headphones with mic in front of her; "Chapter510" logo on the right

Oakland Voices Alumni Update: Marabet Morales Sikahall Joins Chapter 510

Our Oakland Voices alumna Marabet Morales Sikahall (Oakland Voices 2016) recently joined Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe, a youth writing center in Oakland with a mission to help every young person in[Read more]
An African American woman dances joyfully against an overcast backdrop and in the rain

Sculptor Dana King alongside Fredrika Newton Unveils Dr. Huey P. Newton’s Bust in West Oakland

The rain didn’t dampen Sunday’s celebration for the unveiling of the bronze bust in honor of Dr. Huey P. Newton, co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party. “The rain is very symbolic of the[Read more]
An art exhibit with silhouettes of African American women on display.

Oakland Voices Alumna’s Hannah Moore’s Curation at EastSide Arts

The space at EasSide Arts Alliance became a place for acknowledging the act of ritual and worship beginning September 17, with the opening night of “Spiritual Technologies.” In the center of the wide open space,[Read more]
A Latinx youth holds up a screen to take a selfie with a group of people behind him smiling and posing.

“Homeroom” Documentary Highlights Youth Activism in Oakland and Gives a Sense of Hope

"Homeroom" documentary by Peter Nicks is the most hopeful in the trilogy of films focusing on Oakland's public institutions.