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Ayodele Nzinga speaks at "Here.Before.Art From a Contested Space." Photo by James Reddick.

Gentrification photo project sparks debate on West Oakland’s future

When the photographer epli came up with the project “Here. Before. Art From A Contested Space,” she had one goal foremost in mind—to spark an honest conversation about gentrification between new residents of West Oakland...
A photo of a cowboy on horseback at the parade.

Oakland parade showcases black cowboy culture

Over a dozen riders saddled up for the 39th Annual Oakland Black Cowboy Association Parade on Saturday. The event celebrates the often untold history of black cowboys and cowgirls.