An Afro-Mexicano from East Oakland forges a new direction in the League, and shows up where it counts

Art by Antonio Losada (Twitter)

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How murals help to keep Oakland’s history — and current fights for social justice — visible

Community mural by youth calling for racial justice and equity, on 14th and Broadway, Oakland. Photo: Briana Chazaro


Conflict between street artists reveals deep tension in a changing city

Photo courtesy of rickyratcomix via Instagram


Corner Store Chronicles

This San Pablo market and liquor store is vital to the immigrant community it serves

Illustration: Derrick Dent


At the same time, we’re needed more than ever

Illustration: Bea Hayward


Two childhood friends — one in the Bay Area and one in Mexico City— reflect on their differences of citizenship and privilege in quarantine

Two people wearing skull gaiters on their faces, holding fingers in W shapes, sitting on a stone bench in front of a house at night.
Two people wearing skull gaiters on their faces, holding fingers in W shapes, sitting on a stone bench in front of a house at night.
Me and my best friend, Adrian, reconnecting in Mexico after years apart. Photo: Briana Chazaro

This side


Regardless of which state you’re from or what political affiliation you claim, you can’t be proud about how the U.S. is treating our immigrants; the situation is more horrifying than you think

Handout / Getty Images


Investigating the overlooked legacy of Denise Long, the first woman drafted to the NBA

A woman with her hair in a ponytail and wearing a Warriors shirt, holding a basketball above her head. The background is geometric slices (four of abstract patterns in different colors, and one of Golden Gate Bridge as seen in the Warriors logo) that overlap each other.
A woman with her hair in a ponytail and wearing a Warriors shirt, holding a basketball above her head. The background is geometric slices (four of abstract patterns in different colors, and one of Golden Gate Bridge as seen in the Warriors logo) that overlap each other.
Illustration: Vinh Truong for The Bold Italic

First Quarter


Rex Chapman’s unexpected transformation from NBA sharpshooter to social media lovable

Original Art by Antonio Losada (Twitter)


Growing up in a diverse community taught me these lessons on diasporic solidarity

Photo: Briana Chazaro

Alan Chazaro

Bay Area writer, blogger, teacher. Books: Piñata Theory (2020); This Is Not a Frank Ocean Cover Album (2019). Twitter + IG: @alan_chazaro

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