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a collage of seven diverse Oakland firefighters

Fighting Fires With People: Seven Oakland Firefighters Talk About the Work They Do (Part 1)

This past summer, two Oakland firefighters came to my apartment building to get a replacement key for the knox box, which is outside all multiple unit buildings, to allow firefighters to access the building in[Read more]
A group of African American band members, including two women wearing white dresses.

“Ghetto Gospel” EP Release on 4/20 at Oakstop Will be Vibe Muzik’s Debut 

Transforming and evolving musically in times of strife has become a soothing balm for Mandala Msanii (Baylis), leading to the creation of Vibe Muzik’s new EP, Ghetto Gospel. When Oakland Voices first featured Msanii (as[Read more]
An African American girl wearing a masks speaks into a mic while another students is behind her in front of a Golden State Warriors sign

“The Town Talks:” A New Show Launches in Oakland, and the Journalists are Middle School Students

Sometime during the pandemic, during distance learning, Nelda Kerr felt that her middle school students were experiencing Zoom fatigue. To keep them engaged, she decided to reach out to some local living legends in Oakland[Read more]