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Oakland Play Examining Molestation, Sexuality and Identity Opens TONIGHT – Sept. 17

Imagine having to spend a year behind bars, waiting impatiently for your life to begin anew. Imagine going through the public humiliation, the stress and the media vilification that accompany the label of...
Downtown Oakland, near 14th & Broadway, about 4:30 pm, just after the Mescherle verdict was announced. Photo by Marv Nettles Share

Oscar Grant Johannes Mehserle Live Coverage

Shortly after 4 p.m. today a jury of eight women and four men decided Johannes Mesherle's verdict: Guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The verdict came after only about a day total of deliberation in the...
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Oakland Poet: Darlene C Alvarez

Darlene C Alvarez moved to Oakland from San Francisco over twenty years ago and lived all around Oakland before  making her home in the Lake Merritt area with her husband and two daughters. Alvarez says...
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Music Monday: Esinchell is a Storyteller to Savor

One of the hip hop MC's main strengths has always been the ability to tell stories, to provide insight and draw listeners into the music through vivid imagery and personal accounts. At it's best, hop hop earns...
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Oakland Poet: D. Scot Miller

D. Scot Miller is a Bay Area writer, visual artist, teacher and curator. He sits on the board of directors of nocturnes review, and is a regular contributor to The East Bay Express, San Francisco Bay Guardian,...
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Music Monday: All Day Play

While terrestrial radio is on the decline the sounds coming from your internet speakers has never been sweeter. No matter your genre of choice, a quick Google search will most likely have you swimming in new...
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Community Event: OUSD Budget Cut Townhalls

If you're an Oakland parent or have any interest in Oakland's public education system, then next year's budget cuts probably have you more than a little concerned.  Over the next few weeks members of...
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Student Protests at UC Headquarters-PHOTOS

Monday afternoon approximtely 100 students and activists gathered outside the University of California headquarters in downtown Oakland chanting, holding signs high and demanding a meeting with UC President...
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Music Monday: Primate King

Alright, this week we're cheating a little but we think you'll dig it. After all, after 4 days of funnin' and eatin' and holidayin' you might need a little more than just one song to get you back into the...
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Weekend’s here. Whatyadoin’?

Over the last few months a coalition of organizations have been working on ways to make the green movement more meaningful to low income urban communities and people of color. Organizations like Grind for...