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History of Asian Culture in Oakland Chinatown

Oakland Chinatown (屋崙華埠) is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States. In the 1850s, the Chinese were the first Asian groups who traveled to California to help build the Central Pacific Railroad. Many of Chinese migrants first settled near the Oakland Estuary at 1st Street and Castro, after previous several…

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Explore the Black Panther Party’s History in Oakland, CA

Oakland has always prided itself on being a progressive city, standing up for the rights of its communities at all costs. Take the Black Panther Party of Self Defense for example, which originated right here in 1966. Though the Party officially disbanded in 1982 the legacy and presence remain today…

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Where to Find Street Murals in Oakland, CA

Oakland is full of amazing art exhibits and hybrid galleries that double as retail shops, barber shops or bars, and we think you should check them all out. But if you happen to be wandering the streets, there are gorgeous murals all over The Town…

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10 Oakland-Based Acts to Keep an Eye On

With standouts like Kehlani, Kamaiyah, and Keyshia Cole, the Bay Area (and Oakland in particular) is overflowing with musically talented womxn. Vallejo’s very own H.E.R. won not one but two Grammys this year for Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Album. But it’s not just the big name artists that make the Oakland…

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