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Oakland mural honors women who have experienced violence

In the early morning of April 5, 2014, a bicyclist found 23-year-old Kimberly Robertson lying in front of the F.M. Smith Recreation Center on Park Boulevard. She had been raped and beaten to death. Days...
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How do you #wearyourvoice?

Editors Note: Every Thursday, Wear Your Voice Magazine will present an image that we feel captures Oakland fashion, energy & its people. We are Oakland. We are unique. We stand against each metropolitan...
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Oakland’s Music Tech Scene: Lance Coleman’s Playground

Lance Coleman is only 23 years old and probably more accomplished than you. Hailing from Howard University, the Oakland-based digital strategist has had his hands in a number of music-related...
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Support Chapter 510 at Metwest High School on Jan. 31

Exactly one year ago Chapter 510 volunteers showed up at MetWest High School, then a rag-tag bunch of low-tech portables scattered in an East Lake parking lot surrounded by construction. Their mission:...
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Product Review: E-40’s cocktail, Sluricane

You did not have to tell when to go to the liquor store to pick up a bottle of E-40’s new prebottled cocktail, Sluricane. I was already there with bells on. As a long time fan of local rapper E-40’s music,...
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How do you #wearyourvoice?

Editors note: This week marks the launch of an Oakland Local and Wear Your Voice Magazine collaboration. Every Thursday, WYV will present an image that we feel captures Oakland fashion, energy & its...
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One Classic Album. One Band Per Song. A Bunch of Love for Sly & The Family Stone.

It’s a concept that began as a late-night Gchat between two friends and music lovers, Lyz Luke and Charith Premawardhana of Classical Revolution. "I was writing a press release at like 2:30 or 3 in the...
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Great programs for young people in Oakland

A new year means new opportunities for achievement and a renewed interest in hobbies that may have fallen to the wayside. January is National Mentoring Month, and as we roll out 2015, we’re highlighting a...
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Notes from Mexico to 7th Street’s Sugar Pie: Oakland Music in the News

The diversity of Oakland's music is all up in the news lately. Just take a look at these four stories which range from the symphony to hip-hop to an icon of Oakland's 7th street past to an Oakland...
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Hella Oakland Mix: 77 tracks to get you psyched about Oakland music

It’s a little grand and verbose to call the music explosion in Oakland a renaissance, but let’s just say that with all the artistic talent in Oakland, both homegrown and with influx from other parts of the...