Award-winning Bay Area journalist DeBolt will report on City Hall and policing, while Fermoso joins the newsroom on a Knight-Wallace Fellowship to examine the reasons for Oakland’s unsafe streets.
The Oaklandside recorded conversations with five local organizers who’ve been directly impacted by violence to better understand why it’s happening, and what can be done to prevent it.
Nuestra sala de redacción se esfuerza por informar responsablemente y con mucho cuidado sobre la vida de aquellas personas afectadas por violencia. Queríamos compartir más sobre nuestro enfoque de esta historia.
Striving to report responsibly on the lives of people impacted by violence requires great care. We wanted to share more on our approach to this story.
We asked community members at a sunset healing circle at Liberation Park to share their feelings about the murder conviction of the Minneapolis officer who killed George Floyd.
The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by two journalists, including The Oaklandside’s news editor, Darwin BondGraham.
When Wayne Brooks passed away on March 19, he left with a 50-year legacy as a student and beloved educator at the North Oakland high school.
After Maria González got sick, she expected a follow-up call from county health workers. Why didn’t it come?
The online radio station will feature local news, music, and community conversations, all in the indigenous Mam language.
This month’s holiday-themed Akoma market will feature local farmers, food vendors, artists, and retailers selling their wares in a festive—and COVID-safe—environment.
The walk in East Oakland will launch a yearlong violence reduction initiative and call for a citywide truce in the wake of surging violence.
Voter registration efforts have focused on East and West Oakland, where voter turnout has been lowest.
In the coming months, we’ll be sharing the mic with more Oaklanders who have important stories about life in our city. This is how we’re planning to do it, and why.
Los organizadores todavía necesitan voluntarios en persona para ayudar con el evento de prueba al aire libre de dos días, que podría atraer a varios miles.
Organizers still need in-person volunteers to help with the two-day outdoor testing event, which could draw several thousand.
A conversation with Native American Health Center’s Dr. Gerard Jenkins on how and why COVID-19 and bad air are impacting three East Oakland zip codes so badly—and what it will really take to help.
Organizers pulled the plug on a mass testing event in Fruitvale, where Latinos have been hit hard by the pandemic.
The Eastmont Mall testing event represented an impressive collaboration between grassroots groups—and those partnerships aren’t going away.
Journalist Madeleine Bair on Oakland’s media deserts and reaching communities where they’re at.
To understand why countless Oakland residents will gather to defy the curfew tonight, it’s important to understand how curfews have long been used to quell pain and fury in communities of color.