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

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Art by Antonio Losada (Twitter)


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

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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

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Photo courtesy of rickyratcomix via Instagram


Corner Store Chronicles

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

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Illustration: Derrick Dent


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

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Illustration: Bea Hayward


Friday Five

Local names you should know

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‘Black Phoenix’ by Cava Menzies


The controversial career of Agent Zero, one of the NBA’s most prolific scorers and slippery talents

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Original illustration by Double Scribble


While the real world is stalled out and spiraling, we’re busy leveling up

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Photo: skitzafrenic/Getty Images


Why I admire Brandon Ingram, the NBA’s quietest killer

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Original illustration by Double Scribble

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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