Editor’s Note: We asked our alumni and correspondents to reflect on 2020, and/or what to look forward to in 2021. Below, poet/writer Aqueila M. Lewis reflects on what a year 2020 has been for her[Read more]
In the midst of a global pandemic, Aqueila Lewis and her family move to Vegas to seek more affordable housing.
“What COVID-19 shows us is that we are all connected, so if we don’t take care of the most vulnerable, everyone will be impacted."
As protests sweep through the U.S., COVID-19 cases rise. Fruitvale is Oakland's coronavirus epicenter.
The challenges I face as an unhoused Oakland resident during the COVID-19 pandemic are income and work, access to essentials, and taking care of my daughter.
On Monday, November 18, 2019, two mothers boldly began occupying a West Oakland house that had been vacant for two years on Magnolia Street. Dominique Walker, 34, and Sameerah Karim, 41, members of Moms 4[Read more]
Some women are forced to walk the streets, selling their bodies for cash. Mary Moore has never done that. Her exchange was different - not for drugs, or money, but just to keep a roof[Read more]