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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Oakulture: Respect Our City helps bring peace to First Fridays; The Coup shadowboxes SF, Berkeley’s Birdland winds down

The red outline of a neon cross from the nearby Korean Community Christian Church church emanated above 1-O.A.K.’s head like an electric halo, as the Oakland singer stood at the Telegraph and 24th St. Peace Stage, wearing a greenRespectOurCity t-shirt and performing a cover of William DeVaughn’s R&B classic, “Be Thankful for What You’ve Got.” The

Friday, July 9th, 2010

What the Nightly News Didn’t Show You About Mehserle Verdict Protest (Opinion)

Rage is the type of thing you can’t really plan for. You can board up windows, fill the sky with helicopters, televise warnings of terrifying riot-Armageddon – but you can’t actually anticipate that emotion. Most of us...