About a week ago, a few dozen folks took their seats in Hub Oakland's Omni Gallery to watch trailers and shorts from the upcoming San Francisco Black Film Festival. The East Bay ...
When I found out that Zakiya Harris would be releasing an EP called Adventures of a Shapeshifter, I was intrigued. I don’t have many friends with one job. Even the ones who have ...
Few groups of people are invisibilized in our society quite like homeless people. We avert our eyes when walking down the street, pat our pockets to show we have no money to give t...
Once a year, people of all stripes gather in a Jingletown warehouse in East Oakland to explore the treasures to be had at a huge White Elephant sale. You can find pretty much anyth...
Read the notes Oaklanders are writing to their beloved city, and submit your own! Shoot us your story, celebration or plea to Oakland at email@example.com with “Notes to Oakland” in the subject.
Never underestimate Oakland youth. If I’ve learned anything as a high school educator in Oakland, it’s that our young people are strong, intelligent, and talented. Case in point? Vocal Rush, an impressive student acapella group from the Oakland School [...]
When you cruise through Oakland, you see some vintage automotive gems gleaming on chrome rims or gold spokes. Candy-painted Stangs, Cougs, Chevelles and El Caminos shine like turf prisms; hood rich testaments to pride amidst struggle. You also see [...]
Most Fridays after school, my mom or my aunt would take my brother, my cousin, and I to Loard’s Ice Cream on MacArthur Blvd in East Oakland’s Dimond District for ice cream cones. In those days I was a Rainbow Sherbet fiend, Lara was a Mint Chip girl, [...]
“Now I’m drivin’ up the 5 and she waits till I arrive in Oakland, in Oakland.” It was a late night discovery. A Childish Gambino song by the name of “Telegraph Ave” was posted on DJ Platurn’s facebook page affixed with a description that read, “random.” [...]
I’ve loved Oakland since I was old enough to begin to understand it. And when you’re from an underdog city, you love everyone who is putting on for your city by proxy. I’ve known Marshawn Lynch since we attended high school together at Oakland Tech. [...]
Read about the inspiration for our East of the Lake series HERE. Champa Garden is a charming little restaurant tucked in a working class Ivy Hill neighborhood at the corner of 8th Ave and E. 22nd Street. The restaurant’s take on Laotian, Thai, and [...]
Over the past five years Oakland’s culinary reputation has skyrocketed, but The Town has always had amazing food. Here’s our look at some of our great restaurants east of the lake.
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When HBK (Heart Break Kids) dropped their latest tape, Gang Forever, the lead track was an immediate stand out. IAMSU!, Skipper, and Dave Steezy went in over a tremendous Jay Ant beat that should always be played at high volumes. There are some other [...]