The People Issue

Best Citizen Keeping Police Accountable: Gerald Smith

As Gerald Smith has been receiving threats from the far right, the Express is...

Best Child Prodigy: Francis Lau

Francis Lau. Credits: Photo by Pat Mazzera Age 12 finds many of us in...

Best Town Representative in Hollywood

Boots Riley. Credits: Illustration by Gillian Dreher Before this year, rapper, producer, and activist...

Best Follow Through: Brahm Ahmadi

West Oakland residents spend an estimated $42 million annually buying...

Best Creator of Clocks

Steve Hurst Raised in Chicago's Ida B. Wells projects, artist Steve...

Best Do-Gooder Business Owner: Menbere “Menbe” Aklilu

Menbere “Menbe” Aklilu. Credits: Photo by Darryl Barnes Aklilu — more familiarly known as...

Best Journalist-Turned-Historian

Liam O'Donoghue Credits: Illustration by Gillian Dreher Podcast East Bay Yesterday is one of...

Best Animal Rescuer: Alex Sanchez

Alex Sanchez. Credits: Photo by Pat Mazzera Alex Sanchez's profound and...

Best Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist

Xiaojing Wang Credits: Illustration by Gillian Dreher All...

Best Harbinger of Long Lines: Edward Wooley

Edward Wooley. Credits: Illustration by Gillian Dreher On any given Friday night at Complex,...

Best Skin Magician

Shannon Carter-Gascon Like it or not, your face is usually the...

Best Artist with Something to Say: Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

Credits: Photo by Andria Lo On white, poster-sized recycled cardboard in...

Best Legacy Bearer

Tyrone Stevenson Jr. Credits: Illustration by Gillian Dreher ...

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