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Shop Local: How Oaklandish gives back

Purchasing items from Oaklandish—Oakland’s 20-year-old apparel brand and social experiment in culture-keeping, community-building and promotion of civic pride—will help you give back in ways...
Nov 25, 2020

Gifts from Oaklandish give back

While the pandemic will force the reinvention of many holiday traditions this year, gift-giving will persist. But before you start speed-scrolling Amazon’s virtual aisles...
Nov 4, 2020

Powering the Polls

Over the last four years, the word unprecedented has been called into action so frequently (and also mangled, by a notable Twitter user who...
Sep 23, 2020

How to Halloween during Covid-19

There is a sidewalk-lined stretch of street in Oakland’s hilly Upper Rockridge neighborhood that transforms, every Halloween night, into a mob scene. As darkness...
Sep 2, 2020

Fundraising While Black

When Bay Area actor and educator Aldo Billingslea began leveraging Facebook to market an ambitious $1M Fund for Black Theatre in the US, his...
Aug 26, 2020

Banding Together

In July, the American Alliance of Museums announced the results of a spring 2020 national survey with this warning: “One out of every three...
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