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OG Told Me Event Recap

OG Told Me Event Recap

The recent ‘OG Told Me’ book signing and meet and greet was a tremendous success this past Sunday, April 2nd! With his photographs and accompanying essays adorning the walls of our Broadway flagship, and an interview platform installed in the rear portion of the storefront, the stage was set and as 2pm came around, 1444 Broadway began to fill up. The faces, both familiar and new, were grinning ear to ear for the opportunity to meet and speak with Pen. Pen signed the books for enthusiastic supporters, took photos with his followers, and generally took things in stride – and if you...

'OG Told Me' with Pendarvis Harshaw

'OG Told Me' with Pendarvis Harshaw

Oaklandish is excited to announce that we will be hosting none other than 'OG Told Me' author Pendarvis Harshaw for an in-store meet and greet, book signing, and Q&A session on Sunday, April 2nd! Pendarvis, an Oakland native and graduate of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, has worked with Oaklandish in various ways over the past years. When Pendarvis, or Pen as his friends call him, reached out to us about doing an event for his "OG Told Me' book we naturally had to make it happen. OG Told Me is, as Pen describes it, a coming of age memoir about...

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 […]

Warriors Championship Parade: Bird’s Eye View

Warriors Championship Parade: Bird’s Eye View

This past weekend, the Golden State Oakland Warriors held a parade to celebrate their NBA Championship season. The parade route ran through downtown and around the southwestern portion of Lake Merritt, before coming to a meeting place just in front of the Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium. An estimated crowd of over one million people gathered in […]

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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