Tag: Bay Area

The Real Truth of the Black Panther Party

What has been made painfully clear to me recently is that few people truly know and understand precisely what the Black Panthers were all about. There are so many misconceptions and outlandish propaganda being thrown around when one hears the name Black Panther Party that I must admit at times it makes me cringe. Why

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Real Talk about Gentrification in Oakland

¬†Gentrification: The process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of upper¬†middle class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents. Let me first say that I’m not against redevelopment. Oakland is one the most racially and culturally¬†diverse cities in the Bay Area, so I am all for the city of Oakland

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Time to Renew our sense of Community

I woke up the other day with an overwhelming feeling that it is crucial that we as individuals renew our sense of community. As a society, we are entirely too disconnected from one another, too focused on individual needs and wants, concerned only with what effects us and our immediate circles. It’s a shame and

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Time 2 Wake Up Bay Area!

We have serious problems in the Bay Area. And when one attempts to peel away the layers upon layers of racism, classism, bigotry and gender bias, in order to get to the root of the problem, one must have an extremely thick skin to shield oneself from the mind-boggling ignorance of those who will resent

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