By Laura Wong Boxing, like other high-contact fighting sports, can get ugly. Confined to a ring no larger than 25 square feet, a fighter’s only escape from the stalking blows of an opponent is to [...]
Bars. Concerts. Boutiques. Coffee Shops. First Fridays. Art galleries. Downtown Oakland is about more than corporate meetings and business suits meeting nowadays. It has become reflective of Oakland’s growing culture.A large purple sign reading “Planet [...]
It was just hours away from the big championship bout in Las Vegas this past weekend between Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez, as another champion, Oakland’s own Andre Ward, reflected on where his career was [...]
In a live show at Yoshi’s on Sunday, Sept. 8, artist Deja Bryson let everyone know exactly who she was, belting out her original songs “Move Along” and “Just a Woman,” classic ballads like SWV’s [...]
Hieroglyphics Imperium and Linden Street Brewery have teamed up to present the 2nd Annual “Hiero Day” on Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Linden Street Brewery at the Port [...]
Richmond native Déja Bryson will appear at Yoshi’s in Oakland on Sept. 8at 7 p.m. at a benefit for the “Lend a Hand Foundation” and “Ladies in Red,” which work to empower and uplift youth [...]
Local writer Robert “Fleetwood” Bowden is making his debut as a director, working on a new documentary on McClymonds High School’s championship girls’ basketball team. McClymonds High’s girls’ team has become a powerhouse. During the [...]
Along with Too-Short and E-40 to Mac Dre and Keak-Da-Sneak, Mistah FAB (born Stanley Cox) has played a role in the Bay Area music scene.
Celebrating 70 years of life, multiple Grammy awards winning Dr. Edwin Hawkins was honored for his many innovations in Gospel and R&B music last week at the Oakland Inter-Stake Center at Oakland’s Mormon Temple.
Miller Genuine Draft teamed up with COMPLEX Magazine to bring the “Get Fresh Tour” to select cities to pay tribute to the unique style and rhymes of Hip Hop’s next-generation while also promoting legal-aged drinking. [...]