High rates of Oakland's homeless, foster, and new immigrant students have dropped out from online learning.
Filed under COVID-19, Home, News
Tagged east oakland, Fruitvale, health, health disparities, Homeless, La Clinica, latino, Latinx, Mam, Mayan, OUSD, students
Mask Oakland is donating N95 masks to homeless populations and organizations that work with unhoused populations. Our curbside neighbors are most at risk for smoke inhalation.
Oakland Voices Correspondents chat with several small, BIPOC-owned businesses in Oakland following the vandalism that affected more than 200 businesses.
Filed under COVID-19, News
Tagged Black Lives Matter, Black-owned businesses, Carl Chan, Chamber of Commerce, Chinatown, City of Oakland, COVID-19, downtown, Fruitvale, George Floyd, Laurel, Queen Hippie Gypsy, Randolph Belle, vandalism
As protests sweep through the U.S., COVID-19 cases rise. Fruitvale is Oakland's coronavirus epicenter.
Filed under COVID-19
Tagged Alameda County Public Health Department, Breonna Taylor, Cardenas Market, COVID-19, East Bay Times, Fruitvale, George Floyd, Homelessness, oakland, police brutality, Protest
The Class of 2020 had the end of their senior year disrupted by a deadly global pandemic, but they have proved their resilience by making it to graduation.
Filed under COVID-19, Education, News
Tagged Cami Smith-Dahl, Castlemont high school, class of 2020, COVID-19, Emily martinez, Fruitvale, Isaiah Thomas, Life Academy, Mica Smith-Dahl, students
Two months into schools being closed, three East Oakland teachers say some students have yet to have internet access during this time, and how many students do not like online learning.
Filed under COVID-19, Education
Tagged duel immersion, east oakland, Education, educational equity, equity, Fruitvale, Laura Alvarez, Laura Kaneko, Melrose Leadership Academy, Nat Williford, OUSD, Spanish, Teachers, Think College Now
“I give them all the advice that I didn’t get.” -Michael Muscadine The weather, like the multicultural crowd, was beautiful. The music was danceable, the live artwork was politically conscious, and the tacos and aguas[Read more]
Filed under 2016 Project Blogs, Hidden Stories, Life in East Oakland, My Neighborhood
Tagged activism, Art, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, Community, community organizing, Cultural Voyeurism, CURYJ, east oakland, elder, formerly incarcerated, Fruitvale, gang injunctions, Gentrification, George Galvis, Homies 4 Justice, life coach, mentor, Mexploitation, Michael Muscadine, murals, oakland, police brutality, Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo, resistance, youth
“It wasn’t hard to be a Tupac fan when I was in high school,” says Oakland rapper, music producer, record label owner, and dad, Tahajiye Edwards. “But people thought you were a little strange when[Read more]
Filed under 2016 Project Blogs, Culture, Music
Tagged analog, beatmaker, Dad Hip Hop, digging, Drum Dealer Records, Drum Dealership, east oakland, emcee, Fruitvale, music producer, oakland, old school, Otayo Dubb, record label owner, samplers, San Antonio, Santa Cruz, synthesizers, Tahaj the First, Tahajiye Edwards, The Regulars, vintage, vinyl
By Brenda Payton OAKLAND VOICES COORDINATOR EAST OAKLAND – Oakland Voices correspondents have written about volunteers who are feeding poor people in their neighborhoods, resilient family members, organizations devoted to improving their communities as well[Read more]
Filed under 2015 Project Blogs
Tagged Art, BMoC, community storytelling, Diversity, east oakland, EOBHC, family, Fruitvale, hope, Lam Vo, Oakland Voices, the california endowment
By Debora Gordon Lam was, and perhaps still is, a young man with a lot of potential. He could have gone on to lead a life of commonplace trials and triumphs; having a family, a job[Read more]
Filed under 2012 East Oakland Project Blogs
Tagged Community, crime, east oakland, Fruitvale, Gun Violence, Guns, Juvenile justice, Lam Vo, oakland, Oakland Police, Oakland Schools, Oakland teachers, OPD, OUSD, prison, Second Amendment, shootings, Teachers, violence, Violent Crime