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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.....
July Nonprofit of the Month: The Town Kitchen

July Nonprofit of the Month: The Town Kitchen

Oaklandish is proud to announce The Town Kitchen as our Nonprofit of the Month for July! The Town Kitchen, also the recipient of one of our 2016 Innovators Awards, was started with one goal in mind: to create a community through local food, one where low-income Oakland youths are able to shine. The Town Kitchen delivers chef-crafted lunches and employs low-income youth to serve the community. They currently deliver to neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. Contact t.....
July First Friday: Fever Charm

July First Friday: Fever Charm

As we soak up the first days of Summer in the beautiful Bay Area, we're changing it up from our usual First Friday vibes and trying a something a little something different. This First Friday, we're featuring Oakland's very own Fever Charm, a band with a unique Rock/Indie-Pop crossover sound that matches the sunny California weather we're currently enjoying. Fever Charm began when singer Ari Berl, bassist Yianni Anastos-Prastacos, and guitarist Theo Quayle met in high school. Drummer JT Gaga.....

First Friday Recap: Marty Grimes

Last Friday, we had the pleasure of hosting up-and-coming litty Bay Area rapper, Marty Grimes, at our Downtown Oaklandish store. Fans were lined up outside as early as 6:30 for a meet and greet with the rapper, as Grimes posed for photos and signed autographs for his eager fans. With Dion Decibels spinning and keeping the crowd hyped, Grimes rocked the stage with an energetic live performance. After he played, Grimes chopped it up to fans and spread good energy all night. He even brought .....