History shows that it’s during some of the most trying times that the greatest art is created. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bay Area’s artistry is still thriving, and many creatives are using this time to their advantage.
The achievement gap for historically disadvantaged student groups, on top of a pandemic, puts Black youth especially at risk this summer. As remote learning continues, STEM-related nonprofits The Hidden Genius Project and INTech Camp for Girls are making sure that their scholars
What are the stories of some of the individuals out on the streets? Oakland Voices correspondent Iris Crawford and contributor Sarah Belle Lin talked to four individuals seen and heard at the Oakland demonstrations to learn more about their stories.
Going strong for about five years, Love and Justice in the Streets is an all volunteer run organization that was created as a means to amplify voices and immediately support unsheltered people living in Oakland’s streets.
Since the onset of COVID-19, The Village has been pushing for the most vulnerable of the unhoused to get emergency shelter now as part of the NoVacancy CA Coalition. The Village Oakland is made up of housed and unhoused folks taking the housing crisis into their own hands.
As the spread of the novel coronavirus escalates across the nation, California is bracing for its peak, where a history of air pollution in its urban centers could exacerbate the effects on poor and minority residents, particularly Black, Latino, immigrants and unhoused people.
Wright & Brown Distilling Co. is one of the few distilleries in the Bay Area who have pivoted to making hand sanitizer for first responders. Hand sanitizer is in high demand but limited in supply since coronavirus hit the U.S.
many are faced with compromising situations such as how to deal with the sudden loss of employment and how to properly prepare and stay healthy. As some folks figure out how to move forward, there are some options that offer to help in this crisis.