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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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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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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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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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Overnight Trip to Oakland

If you’ve been itching to see new sights, explore new cities, eat new foods, appease your travel bug with an overnight trip to the Town! Before you head out, make sure to book your stay for the night! Packing List  Camera 📸 Phone Charger 🤳🏾 A Good Appetite 😋 Hand Sanitizer 🧴 Water Bottle 💦 Mask 😷 (just in case)  …

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Events to Attend in Oakland this Summer

Oakland’s thriving arts and culture scene offers great live music, events, eats and outdoorsy fun all year round, but we are always super excited for the summer festivities. From dancing and day drinking at festivals and sampling food from all different cuisines to museum and gallery hopping, Oakland has got you covered. Whatever their interests, family members of all ages will make exciting discoveries and great memories while spending the day on the Sunny Side of the Bay. Here is our list of outdoor street fairs, music festivals and other specially curated experiences to put on your calendar this summer. This list may not include every summer event in Oakland…

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