For years, activists have been pushing for a community-led police commission to keep tabs on the Oakland Police Department. The Department’s involvement in a recent sexual misconduct scandal has brought the need for increased oversight into sharp focus.
Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. The organization was created by two students at Merritt College in Oakland — Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale — who decried police brutality and economic exploitation.
The dancer Spulu has made a name for himself both as an artist and an activist. Drawing from his Pacific Islander heritage and love of hip-hop, he communicates his passion for social justice through his choreography style.
Attorney General: Marijuana not a gateway drug inopioidcrisis ... Autumn is time for harvest, and violence ... Oakland wants to partner with new cannabis businesses ... What kids should know ... and more.
Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Gina Gold, filmmaker and actor and host of TMI Storytelling, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.
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Azariah Cole-Shephard is Oakland's newest Youth Poet Laureate. Azariah doesn’t write too many love poems. She says since we're living in a society so filled with hate, there are more urgent priorities.