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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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From Oakland’s Deep East to China’s Far East with EOYDC (Community Voices)

On July 5, 2014, a group of 14 African-American men departed the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC), en route to China. As these young men hugged their families goodbye, they left Deep East Oakland...
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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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Hack The Hood graduates 23 students in Oakland

On August 14, 2014, Oakland’s Hack The Hood celebrated the conclusion of a six-week summer program for 23 young people who all learned how to create websites for local businesses as a way to begin to train...
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Fruitvale the Movie: Will the World Feel it Like We Do in Oakland?

by  Pendarvis Harshaw, Commentary, Posted: Jul 11, 2011, New America Media The crowd let out a monstrous applause just before the private screening of Fruitvale Station began inside...
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Warriors fan fest celebrates the big win

The 2012-2013 season was an anomaly in the eyes of many Golden State Warriors faithful. Awards, accolades, and an appearance in the 2013 Playoffs were just a few of the accomplishments achieved by the Bay...
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Who Asked Us? For Young Blacks, Vocational Training or Liberal Arts? (Community Voices)

 Recently, as I sat at my friend’s graduation, I got to thinking about the different educational choices we’ve made—and how we have still managed to end up in the same place. My degree...