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Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Black & Brown Unity Short Film Showcase kicks off at Youth Impact HUB Oakland (Community Voices)

By Gino Pastori-Ng This month, the Beloved Community Event Series continues at Youth Impact HUB Oakland with the Black & Brown Unity Short Film Showcase, which highlights multicultural, inter-generational collaboration for social change. The event includes an opening ritual with youth from 67 Sueños performing poetry about Black and Brown unity and presenting a short film about a

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Oakland is my beach (Community Voices)

By Regina Jackson, President and CEO, East Oakland Youth Development Center Oscar Grant, Devonte Riley, Phillip “Tooda” Wright: the list goes on. The nation is on high alert. Protests in Ferguson and around the world highlight and...

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

About minimum wage and Lift Up Oakland (Community Voices)

By Sal Bednarz, owner of Actual Cafe & Victory Burger I’ve been giving some thought to the issue of increasing minimum wage since various initiatives started circulating earlier this year, and I thought it was time for me,...

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Interview: Jesse Boykins III talks about Oakland, advice for independent artists, and more

By Monica Cadena Large crowds of music enthusiasts gathered downtown to celebrate the second annual Oakland Music Festival (OMF) Saturday. The turnout was a stark contrast in comparison to last year’s humble beginnings, in which two stages hosted...

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Nominations are open for the Oakland Youth-Friendly Business Awards

For the third year, a dozen schools and community-based organizations have come together to create a platform for honoring the exceptional businesses and mentors that go out of their way to offer Oakland youth career exploration opportunities. If you know...

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Art bargains and more at Flourish Oakland (Community Voices)

Oakland Art Murmur is gearing up for Flourish Oakland, its annual fundraising party and art auction. More than thirty works of art will be offered for sale in a silent auction, with bids starting at 50% off...

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Why Oakland needs net neutrality

By Paul Goodman More and more, Oakland is bursting with lively, creative local businesses and artists, and the Federal Communications Commission is weighing issues that could either encourage this creative energy or help strangle it. It all...

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Youth Impact HUB Oakland launches September 24! (Community Voices)

By Gino Pastori-Ng Oakland is internationally renowned for its creativity and innovation, and this legacy will continue to expand thanks to a collaborative program launching this fall. The Impact Youth HUB is the brainchild of Youth SEED, United...

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Oakland’s Coliseum City could be transformational if city leaders thought more like Steve Jobs (Community Voices)

I was meeting with clients on 85th Avenue bordering International Boulevard, which consists of a series of warehouses, mixed-use spaces, and affordable housing projects that some consider the industrial parts of East Oakland. Coliseum City has the potential...

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Faced with restrictions, undocumented NYC street vendors push back

Editor’s Note: Oakland Local is partnering with Feet in Two Worlds to explore issues around undocumented workers in the fast food and street food sectors. This is one stories in a series. They sell fast food to...

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