Our inaugural episode, “Oakland, Parts Unknown” is here.
We interviewed five Oakland natives on Oakland stereotypes, gentrification, and what they love about the Town.
You can learn more about our guests here:
Refa 1 (Revolutionary Educator Father Allah) – Artist & Activist. Son of two Black Panthers. Painted Oakland’s first Black Panther mural that you can learn more about here.
Kyona P. aka Miss Palmer Foreva – East Oakland local. Works at a black-owned hair company in Downtown Oakland in marketing.
Albert aka Runtheworlsrothestein – Born and bred in Deep East Oakland. Helps run Oakland-based lifestyle brand, Run The World Clothing.
Valorie – Has lived all over Oakland but was born in the North. She is the Director of Parks & Recreation & Youth Development at Oakland’s historical Defremery Park.
Mistah F.A.B. aka Fabby Davis Jr. – born in Ice City aka North Oakland. A legendary Bay Area rapper who also owns the popular clothing brand Dope Era.
Listen to episode 1 here and let’s get a dialogue going! Send us your comments and thoughts.