Story of recovery from fire.
Oakland families are adjusting differently to the COVID-19 related shelter-in-place order. Amelah El-Amin profiles different families in East and West Oakland.
Editor’s Note: Aqueila M. Lewis-Ross is an Oakland Voices Alumna correspondent who participated in the 2015-2016 cohort. Lewis, who previously lived in Oakland for 12 years, has struggled with being unhoused and is not alone.[Read more]
A new grocery cooperative in East Oakland is recruiting up to eight founding cohort members by May, who will then go through a 12-week training over the summer to become the first group of worker-owners in[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]
Recently in the midst of so much heaviness on all fronts, I went looking for some hope. I returned to poetry, my first written love form. I stumbled upon a poem that my former student[Read more]
I’m sure that you received the message in part one that everything you need for sustainability can be found at Eastmont TC. Your problem with or question about food, money, clothing, housing, medical/dental/mental health or[Read more]
Eastmont Town Center, located on 73rd and Bancroft, is a hub for all one’s needs or, at least a big stepping stone. Firstly, on the first floor you will find the Self-Sufficiency Center, known as[Read more]
One’s journey through grade school is supposed to be a time that builds children into young adults with the opportunity of a brighter future. But in today’s American society, it appears to be anything[Read more]
I am a dispatcher for Street Level Health Project for the ACILEP (Alameda County Immigration, Legal and Education Partnership) rapid response network. I believe all work is meaningful and has dignity, yet aside from the[Read more]