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Whole Lotta Makin’ Goin’ On

In this week's cover story, Janis Hashe runs down the fun, funky, and practical crafts of the East Bay's top artisans, providing a list of some of the most innovative and useful items human hands can create.

Oiling a Fascist Coup

Janis Hashe covers the upcoming protests in Richmond and San Ramon that will focus on Chevron’s involvement in Myanmar. ‘The oil and gas industry is partnering with the junta,’ said Nyunt Than, president of the Burmese American Democratic Alliance.

Unspoken History

Veteran journalist Eric K. Arnold delves into the deep, and incredibly influential history of the Black Futurist Collective. An underground Oakland movement that preceded much of the mainstream Afrofuturism seen today.

New Sheriffs in Town?

Janis Hashe reports on two heated races for sheriff in Alameda and Contra Costa County, the outcomes of which could change California history forever.

Stay Trippin’

Black speculative writer, Ayize Jama-Everett, best known for his Liminal Wars Trilogy, premiers with the East Bay Express with an article about the Oakland Hyphae Psilocybin Cup, which not only dredges up memories of Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perception and the questionable authenticity of Carlos Castaneda’s Don Juan, but makes us even more excited and engaged with our special issue on Afrofuturism, slated for May 12th.

Quarantine Pay

Alameda County, California, home to more than 1 million residents and the city of Oakland, is hoping to flatten the curve with innovative, and cautiously optimistic, plans for vaccines and re-opening. This summer the county announced a pilot program to pay residents who are Covid-positive to self-isolate.

Whose Richmond?

Janis Hashe covers the continuing struggle of nature preservation in and around Point Molate

Defunding Fear

“It’s incredibly important timing because we have a national call and awakening around safety and justice,” says Zach Norris, speaking on his book "Defund Fear".

Love at Second Sight

After 36 years of divorce, my parents got married again. Up until the day...

Where Do We Go From Here?

As we enter 2021, we ride a teeter totter of choice. Will we, in...

The Fig Collectors

We pedal our bikes through a gray industrial neighborhood in San Rafael, past warehouses,...

This Land is Your Land

Pre-pandemic, the story of unhoused Oakland mothers and their children calling themselves "Moms4Housing" and...

Powering the Polls

Over the last four years, the word unprecedented has been called into action so...

East Oakland is Bay Area’s worst coronavirus hot spot.

Our sense of shame is in short supply. As of Tuesday, the coronavirus pandemic had...
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