.Casey O’Brien

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is an award-winning journalist with a focus on justice, equity and sustainability. She has been published in the Revelator, Sierra Magazine and Prism/the Daily Kos.
August 6, 2021

Making Moves

Local creators thrive despite pandemic During the last year of the pandemic, we’ve all developed new hobbies: baking bread, making cocktails, gardening. But for the...
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February 5, 2021

Mural, Mural on the Wall: A self-guided tour of Oakland’s murals

The whole city of Oakland is a canvas. Over 1,000 murals can be found throughout the city, covering once-empty walls in explosions of color....
December 1, 2020

Treasure Hunting: Exploring Temescal Alley

As the East Bay slowly reopens after months of lockdown, the region’s small businesses welcome back their customers. From vintage clothing to vegan ice...
December 1, 2020

The Show Must Go On: East Bay theaters navigate the pandemic

Patrons mill around a buzzing lobby, holding drinks and cookies. They file into the darkened theater and settle into their seats. This used to...
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October 1, 2020

Photography as Social Activism: OMCA reveals digital archive of Dorothea Lange’s photos

American photographer Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” is widely seen as a defining portrait of the Great Depression; the woman it depicts, and her children,...
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October 1, 2020

Check the Fridge: Oakland community tackles food insecurity with street corner fridges

As of early August, over 130,000 people in the Bay Area had lost their jobs due to the Coronavirus shutdown. We’ve all seen the...
TOUCH DOWN The African American Sports and Entertainment Committee has made the first moves to bring a Black-owned NFL team to Oakland.
September 22, 2020

Black Equity Matters

Photo by Dave Adamson. In the wake of the tragic and violent death of Black father and community member George Floyd in Minneapolis, protests around...
August 1, 2020

Score: Could the nation’s first Black-owned football team be based in Oakland?

In the wake of the tragic and violent death of Black father and community member George Floyd in Minneapolis, protests around the country—including here...
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