2012 East Oakland Project Blogs

Oakland, How Deep is Your Love?

As Sergio and I continue to talk about how the tide has turned in The Town, he asks, “Am I a part of this new Oakland? I don’t know. This ain’t Oakland.” I tend to agree. I don’t know how I fit in to what this city has become. With this new wave of Oaklanders, it seems like The Town is being boiled down to a fad – slowly losing its identity as it becomes a caricature of other metropolitan cities. […]

2012 East Oakland Project Blogs

Heart and Soul – ‘Ladies Rock Da Mic’ Brings Harmony to Oakland

For two soul-filled hours, the audience is treated to the raw talent that each and ever singer possesses. Each act brings to the stage their passion for helping others and for singing. The energy is infectious as the singers lead the near capacity crowd in rock, R&B, and jazz songs. With their voices, the singers unify the audience in song, and in the spirit of giving. […]