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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Experience the Sounds of Cuba Wednesday at Oakland’s City Center Plaza

July’s third Summer Sounds concert will feature the Cuban rhythms of a well-renowned artist who’s a native of the country. Fito Reinoso y su Ritmo Y Armonia will bring a taste of Cuba to the Oakland City Center Plaza beginning at noon, Wednesday, July 21. Fito Reinoso is a singer-songwriter, who began his musical career

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

What’s In The Souls Of Hood Folk? Roger Porter’s Book Delivers Some Answers

W.E.B. Dubois is recognized as one of the great African-American authors. In 1903 he published a book entitled “ The Souls of Black Folks”. The book contained essays on race written by Dubois, and drew from his...

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

What’s In The Souls Of Hood Folk? Roger Porter’s Book Delivers Some Answers

W.E.B. Dubois is recognized as one of the great African-American authors. In 1903 he published a book entitled “ The Souls of Black Folks”. The book contained essays on race written by Dubois, and drew from his...

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Young East Oakland Author Parallels Past, Present Tales of African Americans

W.E.B. Dubois is recognized as one the great African-American authors of all time. In 1903, he published a book entitled “The Souls of Black Folks.” The book contained essays on race written by Dubois, and drew from...

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Video: Downtown Oakland quiet, wary before Mehserle verdict announced

Oakland Local Reporter Stephen Allen captured a quiet but wary downtown Oakland just before the Mehserle verdict was announced. Business owners were boarding up storefronts, TV news vans were seen around town, and office workers headed home...

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Bay Area poetry “Olympics” trials start tonight in Oakland

This week, hundreds of young poets, ages 13 to 19, are preparing to compete in what some would consider the Bay Area’s version of Olympic trials for poetry. The 14th Annual Teen Poetry Slam kicks-off  tonight, March...