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Ayodele Nzinga (left) and Lailan Huen spoke Monday
evening at the Oakland City Council meeting. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland Coalition Wins Community Benefits from Wood Partners Downtown Apartment Development

Representatives of a community and labor coalition this week declared a victory in their six-month fight to win community benefits from Wood Partners’ 262-unit, one square-block apartment development, winning significant changes in an agreement that [...]
The Cast:Left to Right- Adimu Madyun- (Stool Pigeon), Niko Lorraine Buchanan-(Tonya), Koran Streets- (Hedley, II), Ayodele Nzinga-(Ruby), Reginald Wilkins -- (Elmore).

Last Chance to See Lower Bottom Playaz Perform August Wilson’s “King Hedley II”

“King Hedley II,” as presented by the Lower Bottom Playaz, is a must-see to understand the many social problems and generational barriers that play a part in the lives of our families.
"Ayodele Nzinga, Director of Lower Bottom Playaz sits with actor and rapper Koran Streets at the Sister Thea Bowman Theater in West Oakland." Photo by Spencer Whitney.

Lower Bottom Playaz Brings Shakespeare to West Oakland

When driving past the Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement at 920 Peralta St. in West Oakland, few would realize that the center’s backyard features a performance theater capable of seating well over 100 people.