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Teaching in Oakland: A Bunche of Memories

Teaching in Oakland: A Bunche of Memories

contributed by Pendarvis Harshaw The 2014-15 school year was my first as an instructor at Ralph J. Bunche High School in West Oakland. Now, I understand if you don’t know where that is; that’s cool. I get that a lot. I tell people it’s on 18th and Adeline, right across the street from DeFremery Park. Because […]

First Friday Violence: A Symptom of The City’s Disease

First Friday Violence: A Symptom of The City’s Disease

She said the First Friday shootings were like AIDS spreading from Africa to Europe. She moved to America eight years ago from Europe. She is of mixed ethnicity. She’s a journalist. She doesn’t want to be identified. We met early Saturday February 2nd. Twelve hours after three shootings left a reported four people injured, and […]
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