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Tales of The Town EP 7: Gentrification in Oakland

podcast November 1, 2022

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Gentrification in Oakland has been a focal point of local organizers, publications, and creatives for the last decade. As rising rent prices continues to displace families that for generations have called Oakland “home”, and forced others out onto the streets, Episode 7 of Tales Of The Town highlights oakland community members who are trying to find their way through a city that prioritizes profit over people


Mistah Fab: rapper, producer, songwriter. Owner of Dope Era Clothing store.

Uncle Freddie: Abbas’ Uncle. Artist and Fabricator. Oakland Native.

Ronnie Stewart: executive director of west coast blues society. Historian of 7th street in West Oakland.

Brandi Summers: professor and author of Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City.

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