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August Nonprofit of the Month: West Coast Children’s Clinic

August Nonprofit of the Month: West Coast Children’s Clinic

We are excited to announce that the Oaklandish Nonprofit for the month of August is the WestCoast Children's Clinic. The WestCoast Children's Clinic provides psychological services to vulnerable children, youth, and their families in the East Bay. The Clinic, based in Oakland, is committed to supporting these children and their families regardless of their ability to pay, and to expanding accessibility to mental health services in our community. To do this, WestCoast trains the next generatio.....
Exclusive YMTK Listening Party @ DTO

Exclusive YMTK Listening Party @ DTO

If you haven't had a chance to check out East Oakland native and hip-hop artist YMTK, you're in luck. Oaklandish is hosting an in-store listening party at our downtown Oakland store on Sunday, July 14th. Stop by 1444 Broadway from 7 to 9 pm to get an exclusive listen of YMTK's new, unreleased project "9 Song Wav." This event will be the first time YMTK performs tracks from "9 Song Wav" for the public. YMTK, also known as Young Murph the Kidd, has a hip-hop flow uniquely his own. YMTK got his .....
July Nonprofit of the Month: Youth Business USA

July Nonprofit of the Month: Youth Business USA

This month, Oaklandish is pleased to announce that Youth Business USA is our July Nonprofit of the Month. Youth Business USA is an Oakland-based nonprofit that supports low-income youth and youth of color to build their own businesses — starting from an idea, to crafting their pitch, to developing a quality product or service and the ability to establish a customer base. Youth Business USA recognizes the obstacles young people, particularly underrepresented groups, encounter in the job.....

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.....