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How Do You #WearYourVoice?

Editors Note: Every Thursday, Wear Your Voice Magazine will present an image that we feel captures Oakland fashion, energy & its people. We are Oakland. We are unique. We stand against each metropolitan...
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The Oakland Neighborhood Project

Oakland Neighborhood Project A photo project that gives people in Oakland's 146 neighborhoods a chance to tell the world about where they live. ©Stephen Texeira Photography LEONA HEIGHTS Ayannakai,...
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A bird caught in Fairyland’s theater (Community Voices)

It was a lovely, springlike day at Fairyland, sunny and warm. Flowers were blooming, butterflies were flying. One little brown bird had made the very bad decision to fly into our puppet theater — right...
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Sweet treat: PieTisserie gets a storefront

Jaynelle St. Jean and two of her employees (Courtesy of Jasmin Porter) 1605 2nd Ave., Oakland, CA 94606 | 510.859.7437 | mmmpies@pietisserie.com Wednesday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. // Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8...
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Of Cupcakes and Dragons (Community Voices)

Because I run a storybook theme park that boasts nine resident dragons and hosts over 200 birthday parties a year, and because I have a degree in film and broadcasting, the fine folks at the online magazine...
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8 shows to get you out this Friday night

There’s really never a night in Oakland where there isn’t good music around the city, but this Friday the 27th is especially fantastic. Not only is Noise Pop bringing two exceptional shows to town, both...
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Healing Oakland’s youth workers (Community Voices)

By E.J. Pavia, Youth Coordinator at Urban Peace Movement The comforting smell of burning copal and sage filled every inch of a sixth-floor office space as the soft sounds of West African drumming resonated...
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Why I hate Black History Month (Community Voices)

By Cecil Brown I am sitting at my desk in Berkeley. I am looking out the window, hating the wonderful view of the San Francisco Bay. It is the beginning of the Negro Month and the season where I get most...
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Concern about education and Oakland youth (Community Voices)

By Chela Delgado, an OUSD Teacher Photo by Matthew Paulson, licensed under Flickr Creative Commons Superintendent Wilson’s Call for Quality Schools will not help us to build quality schools. Don’t...
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Clark Here: An Interview with Clark Mizono, Digital Artist

Clark Kanemi Mizono grew up in San Francisco. He became interested in photography as a teenager, which, to his guidance counselor's surprise, allowed him to attend UCLA as a photography student in The...