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Street harassment viral video spurs local response: see it here

Recently, a short video sponsored by the New York-based anti-harassment group Hollaback! went viral on the web.  It featured a two-minute clip of a woman walking the streets of New York and receiving...
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OUSD gets schooled on sex (Community Voices)

This is a story about how an unlikely group of people — students and teachers, health professionals and community organizers — worked together to identify a problem, compile data, navigate multiple...
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Giving back to those who need: the rent you pay for living (Community Voices)

Jamal is a young man who is slowly starving to death in public view. If he does not starve he may succumb to some disease his emaciated body can’t fight off, or freeze to death if he endures another winter...
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Free Thanksgiving community meals link round-up

Looking for ways to spend Thanksgiving with your community? Oakland Local’s got a few suggestions: City of Oakland is hosting its 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for low-income families, seniors, and...
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Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95oQaUAsrh8&w=560&h=315 "Comida Mobile" explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Activist Emilia Otero has...
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Link roundup: Helping new young immigrants

If you'd like to help the 200 or more kids who escaped the violence of Central America and are trying to adjust to a new life in Oakland, these organizations and schools are hard at work to help. Two high...
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Children from Central America find community in Oakland

Maximiliano sits at a computer in the library of Oakland International High School, following English phrases on his screen and through his headphones. He pauses sometimes to look around the room or to help...
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What happened to the Ohlone burial sites? (Community Voices)

While looking through shelves of donated books at the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, I found a comb-bound publication that looked as though it was made at Kinko's. There was a black-and-white sketch of a...
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Oakland author Paul Brekke-Miesner’s ‘Home Field Advantage’

He crossed the first base line, and immediately pointed out that the baseball diamonds at Bushrod Park are named after Billy Martin. He laughed and said, “It should have been named after Frank Robinson.”...
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Power Up: An intimate conversation with Elaine Brown over The Black Power Mixtape

Cross-posted from Wine & Bowties. As Elaine spoke, I tried not to blink. My eyes, welled up with water, were about to burst and I didn’t want her to see a tear stream down my face in the middle of a...