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Life is Living Festival at DeFremery Park

At least 2,000 people attended Youth Speaks’ 5th Annual Life is Living Festival hosted at DeFremery Park on Saturday, Oct. 12. With food vendors, local artist performances, a graffiti art exhibit, health screenings, face painting, [...]
Pastor Harold Mayberry (left), of FAME, and Chris Wright (right), of AEG Facilities, give away new shoes to participants at FAME's Back-To-School Shoe Giveaway.

First AME Hosts Back-to-School Shoe Giveaway

School is back in session, and many students hoping to put their best foot forward found a way to do it at the First African Methodist Episcopal (FAME) Church’s 17th annual Back-To-School Shoe Giveaway in [...]
Casey Morton, left, lunges towards Jamie Mitchell at Beautiful Brawlers III on August 31, 2013. Jamie defeated Casey in a three round fight by unanimous decision.

‘Beautiful Brawlers’ Bouts Spotlight Women Boxers

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 [...]
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Dwayne Wiggins to Open Wine Hookah Lounge on 14th Near Broadway

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 [...]
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Andre Ward Talks About His Future in Boxing

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 [...]
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Singer Deja Bryson Says, “The Only Religion is Love”

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 [...]