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Tiny Dancer: Sarah “Lil’ Mini” Phoenix

Sacramento native Sarah "Lil'Mini" Phoenix's nymph-like body is tight, but loose. The eleven-year-old turf...

Steadfast Advocate for Civil Rights and Social Justice: Lateefah...

Last week, Lateefah Simon returned home to Oakland from the Democratic National Convention, where...

Musical Shapeshifter: Zakiya Harris

Zakiya Harris is never one to pigeonhole herself into a single project or identity....

Queer Porn Revolutionist: Courtney Trouble

The first time Courtney Trouble got naked in front of a camera, the feminist...

The People’s Portraitist: Oree Originol

Portraiture has been at the heart of the fight against police violence. Oscar Grant,...

A Climate-Change Champ for Those Who Need it Most:...

Our climate is altering. It's clearly a huge deal. And despite some valiant efforts,...

Leader for the Next Generation of Art Activism: Int’l...

Largely thanks to Black millennial activists on social media, people of all walks of...

Trusted Technician: Christian Lunch

Live sound engineering is a thankless task. When there's a lousy gig, say, bad...

Michelin Man: James Syhabout

The noise at the corner of 25th Street and Northgate in Uptown is a...

QTPOC Historian: Nia King

When Nia King was writing her ethnic studies thesis at Mills College in 2010,...

Defender of a Free Society: Brian Hofer

Brian Hofer was just a normal guy — an "unaffiliated private citizen" is how...

Movement Merger: My-Linh Le

My-Linh Le gracefully moves between typically disparate worlds. At her day job, she practices...

Dynamo for Justice: John Jones III

John Jones was twelve when he witnessed drug kingpin Felix Mitchell's funeral. Stately Rolls...

Radical Coffee Roaster: Keba Konte

A cup of coffee in the morning always pairs well with a hearty breakfast...
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