Again, on my varied travels through out the Town, my eye cant help but catch images of pride here and there. Specifically, pride for the home team – the Oakland A’s.
A little mural displaying a huge chant: Let’s Go Oakland! Located near 54th Ave. and San Leandro Street in East Oakland, this art was done by the TDK Crew. Photo: Katherine Brown
In North Oakland near Telegraph Ave. and 45th Street, I came across a mosaic honoring Oakland native and Baseball Hall of Famer, Rickey Henderson. Artist unknown. Photo: Katherine Brown
Stay. A simple plea to a team that has so much history rooted in a city that has nothing but unconditional love for them. Designed by the TDK Crew, you can find this mural in Downtown Oakland near Jack London Square. Photo: Katherine Brown
Still on a high about this much needed initiative. Gotta uplift this city! So much negativity – which only creates more negativity. What if we chose to be positive? Where there is life, there is hope. Where there is hope, there is life. #oakland www.elevateoakland.org
I took this pic on the corner of 62nd and Adeline in Berkeley – which is right near the Oakland boarder. I see signs like these all over The Town. The other night, while waiting for the Dave Chappelle show at Yoshi’s in Oakland, two guys (maybe they were real estate moguls or lawyers – or both) almost spoke with glee about buying up properties in The Town and flipping them. One of the guys was particularly happy about “scoring” a house from an elderly woman that lived there for over 40 years. It’s like The Town is a diamond mine, and the greedy are robbing of it’s precious resources. I’m seriously concerned about how my city will look in the next 5 years. #photovoice #oaklandvoices