The new publisher, Black Lawrence Press, will also debut 10 new books that Nomadic—long a home for Bay Area poets and other creative writers—planned to release before it had to shut down.
Author Archives: Zack Haber
Journalist and poet writing about homelessness, housing, and activism in Oakland and the East Bay.
Which Oakland hospitals have mask mandates?
Alameda County’s COVID-19 mask mandate has expired but these local healthcare providers are still requiring everyone to wear them.
Mask mandate for Alameda County hospitals could end next week
Officials say a less-strict masking policy, including at clinics, is appropriate as COVID outcomes improve. But some worry it will put high-risk populations in harm’s way.
Nomadic Press is gone, but the relationships it fostered live on
The Oakland nonprofit closed its doors for good on Wednesday. For many involved, it wasn’t just a book publisher—it was a family.
‘I don’t feel homeless here’: 2 Oakland tiny home communities face evictions
At a county auction, the same buyer purchased three abandoned lots. But it turned out two had long-standing residents.
‘We’re your neighbors, and we’re organized.’ An Oakland tenant union rises in the pandemic
Amid a national wave in renter organizing, tenants in eight Oakland buildings organized a 13-month rent strike—and won.
How a massive punk show gone wrong harmed a West Oakland homeless community
Attendees of an outdoor concert lit fires and destroyed property. Local groups have worked to repair the damage.
Cómo reportamos sobre la vida de Mario González
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.
How we reported on the life of Mario Gonzalez
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.
Pro-Palestine ship blockade is the latest chapter in the Port of Oakland’s activist history
With the support of unionized longshore workers, Bay Area activists prevented an Israeli-operated cargo ship from unloading.
Más allá del video: La vida de Mario González
Este artículo fue traducido por Azucena Rasilla. Read in English. Nota del editor: lea más sobre como reportamos esta historia. Si fuera un domingo cualquiera, Mario González se habría levantado temprano para ayudar a su hermano menor Efraín de 23 años, que tiene autismo, a bañarse y prepararse para el día. Luego, Mario habría omelets con […]
Beyond the video: The life of Mario Gonzalez
A video of the Oakland resident’s death is all most people know of him. His friends and family remember him as a caretaker, mentor, and role model.
Facing displacement, Oaklanders living in RVs hope to change city laws
The city classifies RVs and trailers parked in yards as “blight.”
Ayodele Nzinga lifts from the bottom in her new book of poetry
In “SorrowLand Oracle,” the Oakland artist unflinchingly addresses the harms of racism, capitalism, and the “eternal battleground” of social change.
Why did the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse lay off its entire staff?
Ex-workers allege that the Depot’s management used the pandemic as an excuse to purge them. Management says they had no choice.
Oakland Amazon workers want to unionize their East Bay warehouse
If a union forms at Amazon’s San Leandro distribution center, where many Oakland residents work, it would be the first of its kind in the nation.
A new mental health crisis response team is organizing in Oakland to create an alternative to the police
MH First, a program of the Anti Police-Terror Project, offers “socially competent” support.
Oakland City Council meetings have become less transparent and accessible, say watchdogs
Emergency rules enacted in March have eased transparency rules during the coronavirus pandemic.