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Local black men come together in Oakland to discuss Ferguson, how to move forward

On Dec. 1, 20 young men of color dressed in everything from hoodies and jeans to slacks and dress shirts convened at Oakland’s Impact Hub for a frank, fishbowl-style conversation on the Ferguson grand jury...
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Wine & Bowties brings twice the feels to West Oakland

Feels II, a microfestival featuring local visual and musical artists from up and down California, took over not one but three warehouses in the heart of West Oakland on November 29 for Wine & Bowties’...
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Shooing The Flu: Oakland’s newest flu vaccination campaign

This flu season, Oakland Unified School District’s preschool and elementary school students can now receive the annual influenza vaccine at no cost. Shoo The Flu, a partnership campaign between OUSD and...
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2.Oakland celebrates a year in innovation for Oakland’s tech community

In celebration of the budding growth of the city’s tech community, 2.Oakland is holding their annual Technology Innovation Celebration Event tomorrow at Port Workspaces in the Jack London Square area on...
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Oakland’s own Regina’s Door: Fusing passion for fashion and social justice

On a fateful day in 2003, Regina Evans started Regina’s Door, a customer-service-oriented vintage boutique she ran out of her Australia home; this fall, the business will be moving into a more permanent home...
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Closing the graduation gap at Mills College and UC Merced: There’s an app for that

Brioxy, an interactive planning application aimed at meeting the needs of young people of color, is coming soon to a web browser near you. Brioxy founder B. Cole and her team of techies built the online tool...
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Oakland’s Zakiya Harris: Innovator, musician, shapeshifter

Who do you become when every part of you has been taken away? This is the question social change strategist Zakiya Harris asked herself in the confines of her closet when she discovered music. The answer...
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PieTisserie to become permanent near Lake Merritt

Four years ago, Jaynelle St. Jean was affectionately known as “The Pie Lady,” giving away slices of homemade pie through her mother’s window to San Francisco residents; today, her business, PieTisserie,...
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Narrating Oakland: AC Transit to beautify bus line

AC Transit held three Artist Enhancement community meetings last week in Oakland, where a team of four local artists selected from a national search pool presented their conceptual ideas for renovating the...