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I guess it’s fitting that on the day I saw “Fruitvale Station,” the dramatic retelling of the murder of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, it was pouring rain from the sky. God must have known I was going to need something to mask my tears. Watching “Fruitvale Station” was a first for me. It was the first […]

  As we previously reported, Malcolm Shabazz, the 28-year-old grandson and  first male heir of Malcolm X, was beaten to death in Mexico City eight days ago. Shabazz had found his own calling as an activist and had been traveling the world speaking to various groups. He was young but had wisdom on many topics […]

While the nation’s attention has been focused on the alarming homicide rate in Chicago, Oakland has been enduring a rise in murders in 2013.  According to HuffingtonPost, a San Francisco rapper named K.O. Da Bandit (AKA Keith Head) was shot and killed in downtown Oakland Tuesday night. The 22-year-old was shot at 13th Street and Broadway near the 12th Street […]

ABC Nightline News did a recent feature that shined a bigger light on Oakland turf dancing, a Bay area street cultural dance that combines forms of breakdancing and continues California’s phenomenal history of artistic street dancing such as pop and locking, krumping and jerking. The news show highlights a powerful and beautifully choreographed online video called “Turf […]