Oakland

13 Mar 2019

Ubuntu Theater Project Goes Underground With Year-Round Shows

Ubuntu is more than just a word, its an African philosophy inspired by connection between humans. “Ubuntu: I am a person through other people. My humanity is tied to yours. I am because we are.” The Ubuntu Theater Project is founded on that philosophy, as is explained in detail on

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12 Mar 2019

How You Can Help Save Vulcan Arts Lofts

Oakland’s historic artists enclave Vulcan Lofts has been an enormously influential springboard for the Bay Area arts community for more than 30 years. But more than 200 working-class artists are facing eviction, as the giant Fruitvale district live-work space has been placed on the market for a staggering $16.25 million,

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04 Mar 2019

Oakland Teacher Strike Ends, but Many Important Issues Not Resolved

Oakland’s educators voted to ratify a new contract on Sunday, turning the page on the latest chapter in a book of teachers’ strikes across the country. Much of the past week and a half was marked by hot talk in the press, with leadership from the Oakland Education Association accusing

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28 Feb 2019

MARCH ART EVENTS: GO OUT & GET INVOLVED

It’s March– things are finally warming up (and drying up!) in the Bay Area, and the month’s madness is starting up again.  Spend your first day of March at Oakland’s First Fridays or stop by an art gallery opening in San Francisco.  There’s also a Wikipedia-Edit-A-Thon, parties that are raising

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27 Feb 2019

Oakland’s Black Joy Parade Was a Crowning Success

By Tonya Shipp With the end of African-American History Month closing in, Sunday was a great day for the 2nd annual Black Joy Parade and celebration in Oakland. While there was a chill in the air, it was bright and sunny! Thousands attended and cheered the short but sweet parade

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26 Feb 2019

HONEY DIPPED & PLASTIC WRAPPED: VIDEO ART BY LANÉYA BILLINGSLEY

Make Classic Cars West the first gallery you check out during this month’s Oakland First Fridays, and support local video artist Lanéya Billingsley aka BILLIE0CEAN at her solo show.  The experimental film director, video artist, and sound designer will teach you HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DEMONS through work that comments on our

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26 Feb 2019

Oakland Teachers Strike Continues with Supt. Thurmond at Table

Oakland’s teachers and supporters hit the picket lines for a third day on Monday.  Around 3,000 Oakland educators went on strike last week, picketing Thursday and Friday outside many of the city’s 86 schools. No new details on contract negotiations were available Monday evening, with spokespeople for both the Oakland

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22 Feb 2019

Oakland Teachers Strike for Better Schools

Thousands of teachers began an official strike Thursday over a raft of disputes with the Oakland Unified School District. Officials with the Oakland Education Association, the union which represents OUSD teachers and support staff, declared the strike after the release of an independent fact-finding report six days ago. Citing a

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