Arts & Culture

a collage of colorful vendors at the Indigenous Red Market, and some performers as well.

Community is Key to Indigenous Red Market in Fruitvale

The sun was shining, but a mild breeze kept temperatures tolerable inside the fenced off lot along East 14th street between Derby and 31st avenues.  It wasn’t even mid-day yet, but the July 2021 Indigenous[Read more]
An African American woman with braids smiles for camera

Oakland Voices Alumna Ayodele Nzinga is City’s First Poet Laureate

The City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Division announced today our first poet laureate: Ayodele Nzinga. Ayodele was a part of the 2019-2020 Oakland Voices cohort. She is a playwright, poet, and community advocate. She will[Read more]
a poster of MF Doom in a mask with the words doomsday vibes.

Bay Area’s hip-hop insiders say loss of artists are not isolated issues, long-term health needs to be addressed

Members of the hip-hop community are recognizing that a conversation about health and wellness for artists has become increasingly more important. As millions of people commiserate and share their remembrances online for their favorite artists,[Read more]
A woman in a forest wearing an Asian Black Unity black hoodie with her back facing camera

Oakland organizations working toward solidarity between Black and Asian communities

It’s a difficult time to prioritize emotions. Days after people took to the streets in protest for #StopAsianHate responding to the mass shooting of eight people in Atlanta, six of whom were Asian women, comes[Read more]