The mobile plant shop is using a portion of its sales to support a mental health crisis hotline in Alameda County.
Author Archives: Iris Crawford
Iris M. Crawford, is a poet, social justice advocate, and independent journalist. Hailing from New York City, her journey has allowed her to empower communities through health care advocacy, education, and environmental justice. Currently, she is a Literary Arts Resident with the Shuffle Collective, where she will be working to strengthen her creative work, build community, and further enjoy all things Bay Area.
After the fire, the Vietnamese American center is still delivering thousands of meals in Oakland
One month after its building burned down, the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay is back to serving immigrants and refugees.
Measure QQ: Lowering the voting age for school board races
The measure is one of four on the Oakland ballot this year. We produced an explainer video to give you the vital details.
Oakland teens are learning to code and ‘building brotherhood’ with The Hidden Genius Project
The nonprofit worked with 120 young Black men from Oakland, Richmond, and Los Angeles this summer on community-focused tech projects.
Today pandemic, tomorrow climate change: How three Oakland orgs are connecting the dots
We spoke to activists at three local organizations that are using this moment to advance environmental and social justice.
A Juneteenth I’ve been waiting for
Juneteenth has always been about much-needed conversations. This year, the volume got turned up.
Angela Davis to speak at Friday’s Juneteenth Oakland port shutdown
Davis joins Boots Riley and others to celebrate the 155th anniversary of freedom from slavery and to rally against police violence.
The pandemic isn’t slowing the East Oakland Collective down
Through creative solutions, EOC has more than doubled the number of meals it was distributing to East Oakland residents, now serving over 1,000 hot meals each week.