The Importance of Juneteenth- why it’s so vital that we know our history

As most of us know, when the Civil War came to a close in 1865, an extremely large number of folks remained enslaved, particularly in truly remote areas. The word of slavery’s ending traveled very slowly- too slowly- and for those who were largely isolated from the Union armies, life continued as if freedom did …

Maintain your Sanity in the midst of Society’s Chaos

We're living in such crazy times, so many of us are struggling, living day to day, some are barely hanging on, others are just walking through life existing but not truly living. It seems like every time I turn around, someone has gone off the deep end, purchased some guns and gone on a murdering …

Support Oakland’s 1st LGBTQ Community Center!

  As amazing as it sounds, Oakland has never had its own LGBTQ center. This is the first in the city's history, and the two founders are Joe Hawkins and Jeff Meyers, two amazingly dedicated and dynamic individuals who are wholeheartedly committed to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of Oakland’s LGBTQ individuals, our families and allies. They …

Why silence fuels Oppression and aids the Oppressor

Oppression: The exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner. Oppression in essence is the experience of repeated, widespread, systemic injustice. At times it's extreme and violent and other times it's subtle and if you have not experienced it or prefer to walk through life with blinders on, you may miss …