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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


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


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

People were horrified and in shock, deep in grief. That march that night (in 1978) was 40,000 people, absolute silence, just the sound of crying,” said AIDS and LGBT Activist Cleve Jones.

November 30, 2018


Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

People gather around to see “The Giant,” the tallest redwood tree standing at 270 ft. tall, located in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA, on Nov. 10, 2018, during the park’s Free Second Saturdays event, which was held to celebrate 100 years of conserving California’s redwood forests and encourage people to reconnect with nature.


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

Michael Blaze buttons the back of Becki Wins choker as she tries the piece of jewelry on at the Savage People’s Bay Area Punk-Metal Flea Market.


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

 Visitors to the Muir Woods National Monument stop to take photos and walk along the beginning segment of the Muir Woods Main Trail around noon on Sunday Noveber 11th, 2018.


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...

Oakland’s Día de los Muertos Festival

Performer Patty Jimenez prepares to take part in a traditional Aztec Dance to honor souls at rest.

November 8, 2018

The 23rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival took place on Inernational Blvd off Fruitval Ave, on Sunday November 4, 2018. The annual festivale offers fun for everybody of all ages, while paying tribute to the loved ones who are no longer with us.

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