Sami Abu Shehadeh is one of only 10 Palestinian legislators in the 120-member Israeli Knesset (Parliament), even though Palestinians make up 20% of Israel’s citizens. Recently, he toured the U.S. to visit Palestinian American communities[Read more]
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]
For the first time, I feel part of an Oakland landscape, and can embrace being Chinese-Vietnamese, and second-generation American.
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]
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]
Local investigative reporting by Oakland Voices Co-Director Rasheed Shabazz leads to DA charges against towing company
Family, community gathers in Oakland to remember Oscar Grant.
Redistricting impacts Oakland resident's political representation and access to resources.
Yesterday, Oakland City Council members passed an ordinance that would go into effect on February 1, 2022. It would require that everyone 12 years and older (except those medically exempt) need proof of vaccination to[Read more]
There is a maxim in journalism, “If it bleeds, it leads,” and there have been seemingly endless stories of violence both far and near. Here in Oakland, there is a seeming daily litany of violence[Read more]