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Black-owned Restaurants in Oakland CA

Oakland has a proud and resilient Black history/community that celebrates the influence on cultures past, present and future. This is certainly reflected and embraced in its food. With everything from Caribbean jerk chicken and plantains to Ethiopian injera with wat and comforting Southern fried…

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Museums That Celebrate History, Art and Culture in Oakland, CA

Any time is the perfect time to explore Oakland’s museums—as richly diverse in history and heritage, arts and culture, knowledge and new frontiers as the distinctive neighborhoods that make up this dynamic East Bay city. From viewing ancient artifacts and distant planets to taking the controls of mind-bending interactive games and displays, visitors of all ages will unearth a treasure trove of experiences and enjoyment at Oakland’s world-class cultural attractions…

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How To Support Oakland’s Black Community

To support our Black community, we have to educate ourselves, listen, and teach each other . In Oakland, we always believe this begins with listening to Black folx and engaging in what is shared. Below is a collated list of our existing resources as well as resources from community members for us to…

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SoOakland Makes Its Mark on Oakland

In 2015, Oakland’s own Shayla “Bang” Jamerson founded community events organization SoOakland, with the goal to preserve the culture of Oakland through a variety of events and community service that create safe spaces for Black and Brown communities. SoOakland represents Oakland authentically by…

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Oakland's Fall Festivals & Events 2021

COVID-era fall doesn’t have to mean staying inside!There are still activities and events you can enjoy at a safe, physical distance.  Check out all of the family-friendly and sometimes even free activities that will help keep you and your family out of the house in Oakland. …

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Where To Spend Your Halloween in Oakland, CA 2021

Creep it real this Halloween in Oakland, for yourself and your family! While COVID is in our ghostly midst, there are still plenty of fun, safe,and physically distant activities to keep you spirited. 👻 Check out all the different ways you can spend Halloween in The Town…

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30 Incredible Places Less Than 4 Hours from Oakland, CA

By Karin Swanson / Matador Network THERE'S SO MUCH GOING ON IN OAKLAND that using it as a mere stopover en route to somewhere else doesn't make much sense. But you can't look at a map without noticing the city's proximity to a whole host of pretty amazing places. Here are some ideas for which way to point yourself when you're finally ready to leave town, or just looking for an epic day trip…

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Shayla's Top Spots in Oakland

Shayla is the ultimate vibe, and her soul is all Oakland love. A born-and-raised local of The Town, and founder of SoOakland, she has her pulse on all the great spots to check out. Want to see Oakland from her side? Check out her top picks. Shopping Taylor Jay 2355 Broadway, Suite 1 Taylor Jay…

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