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Wares sold by an African vendor at the 2015 Umoja Festival.

Oakland Festivals Celebrate African Heritage

Facing down the threats of gentrification, three Black producers are keeping African and African American heritage alive in Oakland.   On Aug. 20, Effie Tesfahun is holding the 4th Umoja Festival in West Oakland’s Lowell [...]

Peralta Colleges Town Hall Meeting for Community’s Students

Chancellor Dr. Jowel C. Laguerre Peralta Community College District will hold a town hall meeting, “Getting the Community in Community College,” Tuesday, Aug. 9, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Youth Uprising, 8711 MacArthur Blvd. [...]
Last year's National Night Out for Safety and Liberation

Night Out for Safety and Liberation on August 2

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Oakland community members will gather to celebrate Night Out for Safety and Liberation, an alternative to the police-centric National Night Out.   Night Out for Safety and Liberation (NOSL) is a [...]