At a community theater group called Teatro Jornalero, Ricardo Lopez found belonging and an outlet to share his story of heartache and loss.
Author Archives: Florence Middleton
Florence Middleton is an Asian American journalist based in East Oakland. She is currently working as a freelance reporter and visual journalist and is pursuing a Master’s degree at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Florence’s work focuses on the themes of community, women’s health, and the environment.
Oakland programs are supporting Black postpartum women
Local women-led efforts are filling a void in care, as new data reveals most maternal deaths are preventable.
How one health center is serving Oakland’s growing Mam community
About 25% of participants in the Women, Infant and Children program at Native American Health Center in Fruitvale are Guatemalans whose primary language is Mam.
Oakland trees are dying faster than they can be planted, despite community efforts
Since 2008, the job of tree planting and maintenance has fallen mostly on residents. But the city’s ‘urban forest master plan’ offers some hope.
Photos: Queer Healing Art Center celebrates 1 year of ‘Oakland Art Battles’
The organization on Lakeshore Avenue began hosting the events as a way to support the LGBTQ community during the pandemic.