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Spotlight on AXIS Dance Company

Local dance company, AXIS, has been at the forefront of exploring contemporary dance, integrated dance, and disability culture for the past 30 years. Founded in 1987, AXIS is our nation's most acclaimed dance ensemble of disabled and non-disabled performers. The Oakland-based group has visited over 100 cities in the USA, Europe and Russia. They have received seven Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and have graced the stage of So You Think You Can Dance. The dance company's vision is to increase access.....

MC Olympics Photo Round Up

On June 2nd and 3rd, some of the Bay Area's best young emcees brought their freshest bars as they competed to be the next MC Olympics Champion. This year's champ, Mai'saan, will advance to the national MC Olympics, representing the Bay Area at the 20th Annual Brave New Voices Festival this July 19-22, 2017. Check out our photo round up of the two-day event below. All photos by Selena Davant. Day 1, Qualifiers - Oaklandish Day 2, Finals - The New Parish MC Ol.....
June Nonprofit of the Month: Camp Reel Stories

June Nonprofit of the Month: Camp Reel Stories

Did you know that only thirteen percent of writers and seven percent of directors in the media are female? Local nonprofit Camp Reel Stories hopes to change that by offering women and girls the opportunity to tell their own stories through media and film. For this reason, Oaklandish is excited to announce that Camp Reel Stories is our June Nonprofit of the Month! Camp Reel Stories is an Oakland-based nonprofit organization that invests in representation in media. They believe that when women .....

March Nonprofit of the Month event recap

This past Saturday, March 18th, 2017, we hosted our Nonprofit of the Month Youth ALIVE! at our Dimond retail store on Fruitvale Avenue. The Youth ALIVE! reps were enthusiatic and energized to tell all of the Dimond district passers-by about their efforts in the Teens on Target program - a program of Youth ALIVE! primarily focused on violence prevention in youth groups. The group for four students from Castlemont High School, lead by their group leaders Hisham and Alex, were engaging with Oakl.....
August First Friday: Brittsense, Oakland Superheroes Mural Project documentaries + Heru & Hazel Rose

August First Friday: Brittsense, Oakland Superheroes Mural Project documentaries + Heru & Hazel Rose

Oaklandish is back in the First Friday rhythm! For our August installment of the monthly series we are happy to announce two documentary screenings and two musical acts! NYC-based Brittsense, born Brittani Sensabaugh in Oakland, CA has started her '222 Movement' with the goal of documenting inner-city communities that have been forgotten and lack a voice. Through her interactions in cities such as Baltimore, Philly, Watts (LA), Oakland, Chicago, Houston, and more, Brittsense depicts the real.....