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Sprinkle Lab is quirky, but lucid

In the Queens D. Light music video for Love Pistol (below), the hip hop griot hunts nubile Adonises with a bow and arrow. She accepts worship from stone male statues in her chain link garden sanctuary and she...
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Oakland’s new church promotes spiritual inclusivity

To the members of Oak Life Church, a small weekly gathering of Oakland spirituals, Graceland isn’t just Elvis’s home in Tennessee; it’s an achievable realm accessible to anyone, including the crowd of...
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Video: Soccer creates leaders of Oakland’s immigrant students

They are refugees from countries where repressive governments or gangs frightened them to keep quiet. But here, the teenagers at Oakland International High School used their voices - and their new English...
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Discover the New Economy: Documentaries and Quick Reads

There's no one place to learn about the New Economy, because it's not any one thing, and while the complexities of a movement comprised of a million different ideas may be daunting, it is actually an...
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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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Oakland street food: Meet the people who make it

http://youtu.be/T1CZPPZ_Tfw It’s 5:30 a.m., dark and cold. Even so, most of the approximately 200 street food vendors who sell in Oakland are already hard at work, shopping for their ingredients or...
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Oakland street food: The paths to legitimacy

http://youtu.be/Xw3ej5wCKfA Along the sidewalks of Oakland’s Fruitvale district, street food vendors are busy every day selling traditional tamales, fresh fruit, corn chips and homemade ice cream. If you...
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Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxPeL-W2484 "Comida Mobile" explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Born and raised in Oakland, 22-year-old...
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Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 3)

http://youtu.be/i9qSgycFi9Y "Comida Mobile" looks at the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Miguel Montiel grew up supporting his family's fruit cup...
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Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 2)

http://youtu.be/95oQaUAsrh8 "Comida Mobile" explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Activist Emilia Otero has championed pushcart vending in...