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The Oak Q & A: Jahi as PE2.0

Being asked to be a part of your favorite group is a dream come true for a music fan. That rarely happens in real life, but it happened for Oakland-based emcee Jahi, who was asked by rap icon Chuck D to be the lead emcee in PE 2.0, a continuation of the legendary hip-hop outfit Public Enemy. 1,640 more words


Art and Social Consciousness

My final project in my Art Appreciation coursework was to create a thematic exhibit of several pieces of artwork and had to include art across different time periods, cultures and continents.   1,395 more words

The Thing About Philanthropy

But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing…

Matthew 6:3

Let’s talk about ice bucket challenges for a minute: 1,239 more words

Weight Of The World

Naked Children are Normal

Most of my photos from early childhood, I’m naked.  My favorite game was always dress up but dressing down was never a problem either.  And my parents never cared.   606 more words

Musings On Life

Rap Music (A Small Offering)

A Three Part Reflection on Rap Music

I hope you listen to the songs at the appropriate points, it will be hard to appreciate what I’m saying without actually hearing the music. 2,003 more words


SPOTLIGHT: Olek "Swimming with Sharks"

Wanted to shine a light on Olek and her most recent project Swimming with Sharks.

The following is re-posted courtesy Olek.

To me, it was the most moving experience in my life to have had the opportunity to swim next to a 35-foot long whale shark. 613 more words