Goapele was always hella bad bruh. And she stay tapped in with nikkas in the hood in the Bay. That's that Bay shyt right there. Dime piece tapped in with hood nikkas on the block like she a 6'4" 400 lb goon.
Oakland has been home to some of the greatest sports moments, teams, and athletes in world history. From building professional superstars like Bill Russell, Marshawn Lynch, Marcus Peters, Damian Lillard, and Jason Kidd- to housing legendary teams like the golden state warriors and the Athletics, We breed them different! Episode 8 of Tales Of The Town takes a look at Oakland’s impact on youth, high school, college, and professional sports.
Jazmine Dailey: Halftime Sports Bar. Logan Murdock: journalist, host of “Real Ones” podcast at The Ringer Josh Johnson: NFL Quarterback, Co-founder of Fam 1st Foundation. Elisha Lili Davis: Arizona State WBB Alumni and Business owner of Financial Firm Clarence Thomas: Author of “Mobilizing in Our Own Name: Million Worker March”. Longtime ILWU organizer and longshoreman. Delency Uncle.
On Episode 9 of Tales Of The Town we look at the life of Oscar Grant and how his death laid the foundation for the Black Lives Matter Movement that sparked years later.
Uncle Bobby: Uncle of Oscar Grant. Organizer. Co-founder of Love Not Blood Campaign, which supports families who are victims of police violence Pendarvis Harshaw: journalist, author, educator. Oakland Native. Staff writer and Podcast host at KQED Dereca Blackmon: activist and organizer during the movement for Oscar Grant. Equity and Inclusion consultant.
The Oakland pig department has been a source of oppression and violence since its inception in 1853. Killings of unarmed civilians, terrorist style raids of homes, surveillance and criminalization of the youth- this is just the tip of the iceberg! The 10th episode of Tales Of The Town looks at some of the history surrounding OPD, and the communal fight to get them out of Oakland schools.
Desiree McSwain-Mims (Des): Organizer and Activist, a part of campaign to get OUSD out of Oakland schools. Donna Murch: Professor of History at Rutgers University. Author of Living for the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California Michala Coates: Student organizer and activist
The national response to COVID-19 was nothing short of negligent. As over 1 million people died preventable deaths, we were once again made clear how capitalism prioritizes profit over people. The City of Oakland’s government leaders were part of the problem. On episode 11 we take a look at the cruise ship that brought Oakland its first cases and how it was organizers, not local and state officials- who stepped up to provide resources and free testing to the community.
Yemi Belachew: People’s Programs Co-Director of Operations. Dr. Nana Afoh-Manin: Doctor and founder of MyCovidMD and SharedHarvest