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]
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]
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]
For the past year, due to COVID-19 pandemic mandates, businesses and live events were closed to the public. Some local businesses like Nomadic Press, led by Executive Director, Founder, and Oakland Arts & Cultural Affairs[Read more]
Oakland author Aida Salazar's latest book delves into immigration centers for children to understand, through a series of free-verse poems
Oakland reacts to death of Shock G, of Oakland's Digital Underground.
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]
Fear in Asian American communities continues to build after a mass shooting in Atlanta and continued reports of violent street assaults. Last night, hundreds gathered in Chinatown to show solidarity.
An online open mic for musicians and poets, paired with a live band, provides a safe space for artists.
Oakland School for the Arts Digital Media student Cadence Patrick shares photo essay on moving across the globe during the pandemic.