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Powerful Short Film Captures High School Football Team in Oakland's 'Kill Zone'

Powerful Short Film Captures High School Football Team in Oakland’s ‘Kill Zone’

by Jamilah King on October 29 2014, 3:43PM

Follow the new coach of Castlemont High School’s football team.

Topics: Culture

Watch Graffiti Artist Jurne Create a Love Letter to Oakland Play

Watch Graffiti Artist Jurne Create a Love Letter to Oakland

by Jamilah King on September 24 2014, 10:50AM

This video from photographer Lea Bruno perfectly captures the town’s vibrant spirit.

Topics: Culture

Watch These Oakland Women Turf Battle [VIDEO]

Watch These Oakland Women Turf Battle [VIDEO]

by Aura Bogado on September 12 2014, 12:26PM

They pretty much kill it.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Souls of Mischief' Welcomes You to '90s Oakland on New Album (Full Stream)

‘Souls of Mischief’ Welcomes You to ’90s Oakland on New Album (Full Stream)

by Jamilah King on August 29 2014, 10:36AM

The group’s fifth studio album celebrates the city that made it.

Topics: Culture

Black Oakland City Workers Find Noose on Truck

Black Oakland City Workers Find Noose on Truck

by Aura Bogado on August 28 2014, 11:36AM

Workers say racial tensions are high at the city work yard.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

This Is What Happens When Your 'Punk-Funk Communist Revolution Band' Goes to Cleveland

This Is What Happens When Your ‘Punk-Funk Communist Revolution Band’ Goes to Cleveland

by Jamilah King on August 28 2014, 10:02AM

Boots Riley made a local FOX affiliate very angry.

Topics: Culture

Queen Crescent: 'We Just Really Want to Make a Statement'

Queen Crescent: ‘We Just Really Want to Make a Statement’

by Jamilah King on July 4 2014, 7:00AM

The Oakland punk band is out to change the perception of who can rock out.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Revisiting a Southeast Asian Teen Couple, 16 Years Later

Revisiting a Southeast Asian Teen Couple, 16 Years Later

by Jamilah King on June 17 2014, 4:43PM

Momo Chang revisits the main characters from “Kelly Loves Tony.”

Topics: Culture

Futbolistas 4 Life Follows Youth Bringing a Soccer Field to Oakland's Fruitvale

Futbolistas 4 Life Follows Youth Bringing a Soccer Field to Oakland’s Fruitvale

by Julianne Hing on June 13 2014, 10:20AM

Youth turn to soccer, and a campaign to transform their school playground into a soccer field, as a refuge from deadly gun violence in their community.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sports

In Gentrified Oakland, Private Security Takes Hold

In Gentrified Oakland, Private Security Takes Hold

by Aura Bogado on November 1 2013, 7:00AM

Some of Oakland’s new residents are using crowdfunding campaigns to hire private security patrols—but not all neighbors support the move.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Cycling for Change

Cycling for Change

by Jamilah King on August 26 2013, 7:00AM

With branches in Atlanta, Chicago, New York City and Oakland, the bike collective Red, Black and Green is making cycling cool for black folks.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Health

It's Been 24 Years Since Huey P. Newton Died in Oakland

It’s Been 24 Years Since Huey P. Newton Died in Oakland

by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 12:28PM

Watch Newton in his own words.

Topics: History, /NOW

NFL Star Marshawn Lynch Cameos in Adorable Oakland Schools Video

NFL Star Marshawn Lynch Cameos in Adorable Oakland Schools Video

by Jamilah King on August 7 2013, 4:35PM

“I’m an Oakland school kid” wants to get the message out that class can be fun.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Ryan Coogler, Oscar Grant, and the Basic Humanity of Black Men

Ryan Coogler, Oscar Grant, and the Basic Humanity of Black Men

by Jamilah King on July 9 2013, 2:51PM

Perhaps the director’s biggest achievement in his debut film “Fruitvale Station” is his deliberate attempt to make Oscar Grant less of a martyr.

Topics: /NOW

'Fruitvale Station,' a Landmark

‘Fruitvale Station,’ a Landmark

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2013, 8:48AM

A new feature film on Oscar Grant’s killing takes its name from a landmark in a community that’s lived through, and fought back against, too much police violence.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

3 Random Things You Probably Didn't Know About 'Fruitvale Station' Director Ryan Coogler

3 Random Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Fruitvale Station’ Director Ryan Coogler

by Jamilah King on June 17 2013, 12:46PM

He’s basically just a really down-to-earth dude who makes films.

Topics: /NOW

Oscar Grant Film 'Fruitvale' Now Has a July Release Date

Oscar Grant Film ‘Fruitvale’ Now Has a July Release Date

by Jorge Rivas on April 8 2013, 1:53PM

“Fruitvale,” the film based on the 2009 shooting of Oscar Grant, is set to hit theaters on July 26—three months before its originally scheduled release date.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

What's in Store for Oakland With 'Supercop' William Bratton on the Beat?

What’s in Store for Oakland With ‘Supercop’ William Bratton on the Beat?

by Ali Winston on February 5 2013, 8:48AM

The city is struggling with violent crime and police scandal. But is Bratton’s reputation for cleaning up both things earned, or just saber-rattling and good PR.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Stop and Frisk

15 Things You Didn't Know About 'Fruitvale' Director Ryan Coogler

15 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Fruitvale’ Director Ryan Coogler

by Jorge Rivas on January 29 2013, 1:56PM

Here’s a look at what sets director Ryan Coogler apart from other filmmakers working in hollywood.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Ryan Coogler's 2009 Film 'Locks'

Watch Ryan Coogler’s 2009 Film ‘Locks’

by Jorge Rivas on January 28 2013, 3:46PM

Watch the film he made before “Fruitvale.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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