PEPS 357

“I think what makes Oakland special is the resilience that is just ingrained in the streets of it. In the same way they tried to do with Detroit when there was a huge amount of black folks that were becoming like an economic power and all those other things. It’s was like: ‘We’ll just shut […]

MASHAMA THOMPSON

“What I don’t like about what I currently see happening in Oakland is this push of gentrification that is sort of sucking the life, the culture, the arts, the history out of neighborhoods. That shit hurts because it’s something you love changing or being erased, not growing. If it was growth, I’d be all about […]

KEV CHOICE

“We don’t bring this up a lot, you could say anywhere outside of the world. Oakland is a suburb of San Francisco. San Francisco is the bigger city, population wise, notoriety wise. But having that sense of our own identity, usually any other suburbs is always gonna associate with the bigger city. We’ve always had […]

TONY VIC

“Truthfully, I want people to know that Oakland’s always been dope. You moving over here and going into a food truck or a pop up or art crawl, you’re not making our city cooler than what it was.Your just adding to it. Oaklands been cool, it’s been a dope spot. It’s been safe. It’s had […]

DAGHE

“So at some point people realized that Oakland is lit. They told a friend, who told a friend who told a friend who told her friend and yeah, now it’s fucking weird as fuck.”   Your name and age. I would just say DAGHE, people that know me know my real name, but I’m 34. […]