.Ryan Lindsay

Mar 21, 2020

Oakland’s SOL Development Uses Music As a Catalyst for Healing

Brittany Tanner, Felicia Gangloff-Bailey, Karega Bailey, and Lauren Adams. Credits: Photo by Brian Freeman SOL Development's forthcoming self-titled album is a lot of...
Dec 15, 2017

Taking Their Game Online

Tim Kawakami and Marcus Thompson II. Credits: Photo by D. Ross Cameron About a year ago, Marcus Thompson II told Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann that...
Nov 22, 2017

Activists Call for Audit of Sheriff Ahern

Community members and activists on Tuesday called on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to audit Sheriff Gregory Ahern’s budget. The #AuditAhern event was...
Nov 8, 2017

REVIEW: Daniel Caesar at the New Parish

The first time I heard Daniel Caesar was not when I sat wiping tears from my eyes, watching my friend’s wedding...
Nov 1, 2017

West Oakland Finally Gets a Black Panther Mural

The mural taking shape at the corner of 14th and Peralta streets. Credits: Photo by David Bacon On a sunny...
Sep 26, 2017

A Scavenger Hunt in Temescal That Aims to Spotlight Small Businesses

Jena Dominique highlights street art as well. Credits: Photo courtesy of Jena Dominique After she graduated from college, Jena Dominique embarked on...
Sep 25, 2017

New Documentary Focuses on West Oakland’s Blues Legacy

Before hyphy, there was disco. Before disco, there was funk. And before funk, there was the blues. The Southern music style, rooted in trials...
Sep 15, 2017

Legislature OKs Criminal Justice Reform Bills

California lawmakers have approved two bills that seek to reform the state’s criminal justice system by reducing prison sentences for nonviolent drug crimes and...