Monday, November 06, 2006

Vote!

Tuesday is Election Day. Be heard. Vote.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

More heartbreak

Another senseless and tragic murder in East Oakland: Bullet ends 18 year old's dream.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

And in honor of Dia de los Muertos, check out the Latino Film Festival coming to Oakland and the rest of the Bay.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Stepping Up

In honor of the impending NBA season, Oakland Gurl ventures outside of The Town to give props to Stephon Marbury, who has launched a shoe that costs less than $15 and he will wear the same one on the court. Thank you, Stephon Marbury, for stepping up. Selling shoes for over $100 to low-income urban children is just as much exploitation as the fact that someone got paid on $5 to make those shoes.

And if you want to check out the hottest NBA blog, it is SunsGossip. Check the archives for the hyphy tribute to the Yay Area.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Dia de los Muertos at the Oakland Museum

The Oakland Museum does a different Dia de los Muertos exhibit every year. This year’s exhibit Laughing Bones/Weeping Hearts is on display until Dec. 3. There is an upcoming guided tour for teachers for free on Nov. 3, and other gallery talks with artists on Nov. 19 and 26.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Hit the Books

Check out the exhibits on display at the Oakland Public Library on the Black Panther Party, including:

Educate to Liberate: The Black Panther Party Black Community News Service, a Retrospective
Marking the 40th anniversary of the Black Panther Party’s founding at Merritt College, this exhibit explores the history of the party’s newspaper. Theoretical writings of party leaders and visual arts by Emory Douglas and others are featured.
Oakland History Room, Main Library, Open through December 31, 2006

Rare Black Panther Party Photos by Ducho Dennis
Features pictures of Black Panther Party members working in the community implementing the party’s “Survival Programs.” Cosponsored by the It’s About Time Committee.
West Oakland Branch, On Display October 10 through 31, 2006

There are lots of other wonderful events at the library, including ongoing programs like Lawyers at the Library, that you can find on the Library's online calendar.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade

Oakland Gurl was away from The Town for a week. But she hopes you didn’t miss the annual Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. It was a great family event. The annual parade is organized by the Oakland Black Cowboy Association, which educates children and adults about the role of black Cowboys and Cowgirls in the development of the West of the United States of America.