We talk with local Bike organizer Najari Smith and civil rights attorney Walter Riley about Oakland Police arresting and jamming up Black bicyclists during First Fridays. And later Poor News Network examines America’s War on the Poor.
City of Oakland
In the last three years, Fantastic Negrito, an Oakland-based black roots revivalist has gone from busking at bus stops to winning a Grammy and touring internationally. He’s done this by creating a unique sound — melodic hooks, primal blues-rock chords, clever lyricism, a killer falsetto, and in-your-face social consciousness. On this week’s Making Contact, we … Continued
we speak with Housing Advocate, Needa B; entrepreneur Chaney Turner; and Camilo Zamora, the Housing, Land & Development Campaign Director for Causa Justa about Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaaf, State of the City Address.