Joy Elan

07 Jun 2017

Hometown Hero Kev Choice Will be at Yoshi’s on June 30th

There is a musician from Oakland who has been rocking stages around the world for years. He plays the piano, raps and produces, just to name a few of his many talents. You may have heard of him. His name is Kev Choice. He has released four albums and tours

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16 Mar 2017

Tech Workers Have the Nerve to Complain about Cost, Traffic, and the Homeless

There has been a lot of division between beliefs and lifestyles in the Bay Area. This is not regarding political parties; this is about regular working people and tech workers. The two worlds that have been colliding are becoming almost similar once the tech workers started complaining about the cost

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02 Feb 2017

Advocating for Parents in Special Education

Parents, what do we do when we learn that our child/children has a learning disability? In some ways, we want to deny it and say that they are being labeled for having too much energy or maybe they prefer a specific subject more than others. Disability is a broad term

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22 Jan 2017

United, We Stand in Oakland (A Quick Reflection)

The Women’s March in Oakland sent out a message, not only do we not support Trump, but we support each other. As many as 60,000-80,000 people showed up to march around Lake Merritt and up to City Hall at Frank Ogawa Plaza. The march started around 10:30 or 11 am and

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29 Nov 2016

Self-Care Tips for All Year Around

This time of year can be hard for many people. Sometimes we’re so busy helping others that we forget to take care of ourselves. I’ve learned how important self-care is, especially during difficult times like the holidays and recently with the not-my-president-elect. Here are some tips to help you in case

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19 Nov 2016

Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary: Where Do We Go From Here?

October 2016 was a month long celebration for the Black Panther Party 50th anniversary. A lot of events happened in Oakland with Life Is Living festival at deFremery Park, Joyce Gordon Gallery, and the museum/gala at the Oakland Museum of California. At the Oakland Museum of California, they had conferences and

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19 Aug 2016

Time to Start Thinking about Taking Care of Our Parents When They Retire

When we were younger, our parents had some type of talk with us, whether it was about sex or our plans after high school. Now that we’re older, we’re having “the talk” with them about their plans for when they retire. I’ve seen people retire and then return to work

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