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Hip-Hop festival set to take over Oakland

Ohio based rapper Trippie Redd performs at the Bay Area Rolling Loud event last year.
September 13, 2018

What started as an after party for Florida-based rapper Rick Ross in Miami in 2015, has turned into one of the biggest music festivals in the world. The Rolling Loud music festival makes its return...

Suspect arrested in Nia Wilson slaying

Nia Wilson was stabbed to death at the MacArthur BART station late Sunday, July 22, 2018.   (Family photo)
August 1, 2018

John Lee Cowell, 27, was arrested on Monday at the Pleasant Hill BART Station after a rider called the police alerting them he was on a train, according to BART officials. The Alameda County District Attorney’s...

Wednesday is the new day for bass in the Bay

Wednesday is the new day for bass in the Bay
July 3, 2018

It is not very common for people to go out and party on a Wednesday night, considering that most work during the week. However, last Wednesday was an exception for me. I went to “Wormhole Wednesday”...

Stomper statue has CSUEB connections

Stomper statue has CSUEB connections
May 24, 2018

For Jack and Alise Eastgate, this past year has been a busy one. They were chosen along with forty-nine other artists to contribute their take on the Oakland Athletics elephant mascot, Stomper, for the...

Bay Area Mural Festival takes over Oakland

Bay Area Mural Festival takes over Oakland
May 24, 2018

As part of the first Oakland Art Month sponsored by Visit Oakland, nine muralists were selected to create a series of murals throughout the Jack London District. Previously known as the Oakland Mural Festival,...

Oakland still needs more defenders

Oakland still needs more defenders
May 24, 2018

The NFL draft concluded on April 28, and the Oakland Raiders came out with an average draft. There is a lot more they could have done, and they made some moves that made fans scratch their heads. Oakland...

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California’s cannabis movement

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California's cannabis movement
May 10, 2018

On an easel near the front of Gallery EVB is a picture of a man with a smile on his face standing behind jail cell bars. The caption on the photo says, “Dennis Perron in San Bruno Jail - 1975.” Perron...

Annual May Day March electrifies East Bay cities

Annual May Day March electrifies East Bay cities
May 10, 2018

Immigrant and workers’ rights took center stage at this year’s annual May Day March. The Oakland version of May Day is hosted every year by the organization Oakland Sin Fronteras, a group that hosts...

Can Oakland’s offense make-up for lackluster pitching staff?

Can Oakland's offense make-up for lackluster pitching staff?
May 10, 2018

The 2018 Major League Baseball season is now in full swing, and the Oakland Athletics have started out predictably mediocre. A month into the season, the team has earned an 11-11 record which already puts...

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction
May 10, 2018

Many young people today think hip-hop is defined by contemporary artists such as Kanye West, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. But by focusing only on present-day artists, they leave out artists who paved the...

Raiders go old school with Jon Gruden hire

Raiders go old school with Jon Gruden hire
April 11, 2018

Jon Gruden is the coach the Oakland Raiders have long waited for to return and lead them back to success. Since joining the team in January, he’s been making headlines with his comments. That's the...

Kali Uchis sells out the Fox Theater

Kali Uchis sells out the Fox Theater
March 7, 2018

Colombian singer songwriter makes her Bay Area stop on her international tour I first saw Kali Uchis sing in 2014, watching her on YouTube from behind a computer completely awestruck. She has an unconventional...

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