Sami Abu Shehadeh is one of only 10 Palestinian legislators in the 120-member Israeli Knesset (Parliament), even though Palestinians make up 20% of Israel’s citizens. Recently, he toured the U.S. to visit Palestinian American communities[Read more]
Transforming and evolving musically in times of strife has become a soothing balm for Mandala Msanii (Baylis), leading to the creation of Vibe Muzik’s new EP, Ghetto Gospel. When Oakland Voices first featured Msanii (as[Read more]
Artist Binta Ayofemi bring Black joy and creativity to the art scene in Oakland and San Francisco.
Our Oakland Voices alumna, and Oakland’s very own first Poet Laureate Ayodele Nzinga, is featured in a new film released this week at The New Yorker. The 17-minute film is called The Game God(S) and[Read more]
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]
Concert festival season reemerged and there have been hundreds of concerts resurfacing all over the world. Halloween weekend Bay Area welcomed back the three day music festival, Outside Lands. I have been going to Outside[Read more]
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]
Tyla Brown asked Oakland natives, newcomers, and other Bay Area residents: "What do you love about Oakland food culture?"
Brandy Collins will be at Outside Lands as an Oakland Voices correspondent to cover what it’s like to attend Outside Lands as a longtime Outside Lands attendee, Bay Area native, and Oaklander. Outside Lands, the[Read more]
Interview with longtime journalist and sculptor Dana King.