The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Pioneer Photojournalism projects

March 14, 2019

"The Hair Appointment" showcase at the VSCO headquarters. PHOTOGRAPHED BY VANESSA MARTINEZ   Black Power Education members at the Black Joy Parade. PHOTOGRAPHED BY TAWNY PEDERSON   Weekly Jack London Square farmers market PHOTOGRAPHED BY EARLENE ESCOBAL ...

San Jose Earthquakes vs Minnesota United

San Jose Earthquakes vs Minnesota United

March 14, 2019

The San Jose Earthquake faced off against Minnesota United and lost their second home match of the season by a score of 3-0 Saturday March 9 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose. Minnesota's Darwin Quintero and Miguel Ibarra scored goals for the opposing team with San Jose’s Harold Cummings scoring the last g...

Annual Black Joy Parade hits Oakland

Annual Black Joy Parade hits Oakland

By Shoib Ahmadzai, CONTRIBUTOR

February 21, 2019

Photos Courtesy Of Black Joy Parade Downtown Oakland will celebrate the second annual Black Joy Parade on Sunday, Feb. 24, to reaffirm the “soul” of the city as gentrification continues driving away the Black community. “Oakland is home to a lot of African Americans and the gentrification it...

Lunar New Year at Chinatown

Lunar New Year at Chinatown

February 14, 2019

PHOTOS BY JESSICA IRRERA/THE PIONEER

Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

January 31, 2019

PHOTOS BY ALLISON WESEMAN AND EDUARDO GONZALEZ/THE PIONEER California Senator Kamala Harris officially launched her campaign for the Democratic Presidential Nomination with a rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza in her hometown of Oakland, Calif. on Jan. 27, 2019. An estimated 20,000 people came to the rally,...

Lake Merrit’s Womens’ March 2019

Lake Merrit’s Womens’ March 2019

January 25, 2019

PHOTOS BY ALLI WESEMAN/THE PIONEER The third annual Women’s March took place at Lake Merritt on January 19, 2019. Thousands of women showed up with signs protesting President Trump’s government shutdown and his rhetoric toward women. Congresswomen Barbara Lee addressed the crowd on the gains made in Co...

Homeless crisis in the Bay Area

Homeless crisis in the Bay Area

December 13, 2018

PHOTOS BY DANIEL AZIZ/THE PIONEER

Light up the Season

Light up the Season

Photos By Allison Weseman/THE PIONEER

December 11, 2018

Downtown Hayward’s Light Up the Season event featured something for the whole family. Members of the Hayward High School Color Guard and Marching Band performed classic Christmas songs along with the school’s fight songs. Inside Hayward City Hall, there were performances by the East Bay Youth Orc...

Harvey Milk 40th annual march

Harvey Milk 40th annual march

November 30, 2018

PHOTOS BY ALLI WESEMAN/THE PIONEER

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Photos By JESSICA AVILA/THE PIONEER

November 15, 2018

To celebrate 100 years of conserving California’s redwood forests and to encourage people to reconnect with nature, the California State Parks department and the Save the Redwoods League offered free parking passes to redwood state parks throughout California during their Free Second Saturdays event on...

Oakland’s Punk Metal Flea Market

Oakland’s Punk Metal Flea Market

Photos By ALLI WESEMAN/THE PIONEER

November 15, 2018

The Third Annual Savage People's Bay Area Punk-Metal Flea Market at Oakland Metro Operahouse on November 11, 2018. 

Free entry to Muir Woods on Veteran’s Day

Free entry to Muir Woods on Veteran’s Day

Photos By CHRISTIAN MARTINEZ/THE PIONEER

November 15, 2018

In celebration of Veteran’s Day, the cost of admission to all national parks within the United States was free on Noveber 11th, 2018. Among the list of national parks available within California was Yosemite National Park, Joshua Tree National Park and Muir Woods National Monument which is the close...

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