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Oakland mural honors women who have experienced violence

In the early morning of April 5, 2014, a bicyclist found 23-year-old Kimberly Robertson lying in front of the F.M. Smith Recreation Center on Park Boulevard. She had been raped and beaten to death. Days...
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“Starving the beast” of juvenile institutions by reinvesting in our community

The “beast” of America’s ravenous juvenile justice system is gobbling up our tax money, government resources, and most importantly, our kids. On January 14 at Impact Hub Oakland, people were lined...
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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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Turning castaways into craftwork (Community Voices)

“I love the satisfaction of repairing and reusing discarded items to give them a new lease on life,” says Sonia Singh, an artist in Tasmania who was featured in news stories around the world last...
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The EBCBP: Mentoring a Future Mentor (Community Voices)

The East Bay Children’s Book Project (EBCBP) didn’t set out to be a mentor when we opened our doors nearly ten years ago: we simply set out to give books to organizations that work with children in need....
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#ReclaimMLK: Oakland stands for civil rights, economic justice

On Sunday, January 18, a packed audience filled the Scottish Rite Center for In The Name of Love,  the 13th Annual Musical Tribute honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hosted by Living...
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Oakland’s Music Tech Scene: Lance Coleman’s Playground

Lance Coleman is only 23 years old and probably more accomplished than you. Hailing from Howard University, the Oakland-based digital strategist has had his hands in a number of music-related...
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Support Chapter 510 at Metwest High School on Jan. 31

Exactly one year ago Chapter 510 volunteers showed up at MetWest High School, then a rag-tag bunch of low-tech portables scattered in an East Lake parking lot surrounded by construction. Their mission:...
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Literacy through the arts: an artistic approach to mentoring (Community Voices)

This article is cross-posted from Ayodele Nzinga's blog. Literacy through the Arts is practiced at The Sister Thea Bowman Memorial Theater Day Camp, in West Oakland CA, where participants are offered free...
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Product Review: E-40’s cocktail, Sluricane

You did not have to tell when to go to the liquor store to pick up a bottle of E-40’s new prebottled cocktail, Sluricane. I was already there with bells on. As a long time fan of local rapper E-40’s music,...