Angela Davis gives book talk in Oakland

What is the meaning of freedom? Angela Davis has devoted her life to the exploration of this question and to combating all forms of oppression that deny people their freedom based on race, gender, class or sexual orientation.
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Photo Essay: Oakland’s First Friday returns

Oakland’s First Friday and Art Murmur returned this past week after February’s street festival ended in tragedy when 18-year-old Kiante Campbell was shot and killed at 20th Street and Telegraph Avenue. That First Friday could have been the city’s last. The monthly night gathering attracts thousands for its food, music
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Your guide to March Oakland Art Murmur

March’s OAM calendar brings innovative shows to various Oakland Galleries

The Free Gallery by Free Utopian Projects at Pro Arts Imagine your hoarder great aunt’s attic. Now add some color and get rid of the spiderwebs. Next add Christmas-hued plaid suitcases, a sombrero, a cootie-catcher or two, and you almost have “The Free Gallery” now open at Pro Arts. Almost.
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Congress members urge changes to UC SHIP

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi responded to student concerns with the UC Student Health Insurance Plan Wednesday, urging UC President Mark Yudof to lift coverage caps and ensure easier access to preventive care.
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Oakland gets Fun. at the Fox

In today’s musical epoch of auto tune, vocal distortion and studio effects, even the most tone-deaf choir flunkie can be made to sound like a “Roxanne”-era Sting. Therefore it is a rare and unequivocal pleasure to attend a concert and discover that despite all precedents, the artist performing actually sounds
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Concert Review: Matt & Kim

It looks like I’m being proven wrong about lackluster crowds with each new show I go to. Matt & Kim’s ecstatic performance last Friday at the Fox Theater was full of dancing, jumping, and screaming from both the crowd and the duo. Opening with the fat synth grooves of “Block
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