The Verzuz battle between Bay Area natives E-40 and Too Short was the best way to close off a tumultuous year.
It’s 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday evening in Oakland and neighbors are gathering for a quickly-arranged concert on their street. People sit and stand on their porches, steps, and sidewalks. An older couple enjoys the concert[Read more]
For most Americans, December is usually a time when the normal routine of life slows down a little bit and people reconnect with friends and loved ones. It is a time for sitting in traffic,[Read more]
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[Read more]
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[Read more]
By Sheila Blandon There are many artists in the Bay Area, but Rayven’s passion and motivation sets him apart from the rest. He has came a long way, from being a part of a group[Read more]
By Katherine Brown With every roar of a bus engine and horn toot from an overhead BART train, waves of people fill the Fruitvale Village. Not just to get to their next destination, but to[Read more]