Today’s episode features two segments about the history of West Oakland. The first segment explores how Oakland’s Black population nearly quintupled during the 1940s when tens of thousands of African Americans fled the Jim Crow-era South to work in East Bay shipyards like Moore Dry Dock Company. The backlash to this boom laid the foundation … Continued
We speak with long time Oakland activist Ed Howard about West Oakland’s rich history and his his new movie that chronicles it.
On today’s program, we discuss the new exhibit, “Black Women Is God” with Karen Senferu and Melorra Green. Later we talk about the future of Oakland’s youth with Liz Derias-Tyehimba, the executive director of West Oakland Youth Center. Guests: Karen Seneferu is a self-taught artist that was born and raised in Oakland California. She … Continued
Who decide what’s news in the East Bay, and who’s covering it? We talk with Nick Miller, of the East Bay Express (Trump is coming to the Bay Area Friday! racism on nextdoor.com!), and with Martin Reynolds, former editor of the former Oakland Tribune, about Oakland Voices; community correspondence with the REAL news. With host … Continued