Oakland and its sidekick Berkeley are forerunners to many black trends. From Black Panthers to Black comedy & film festivals, Oaktown has a vibe all its own.
See when the East Bay became a seat of the Black community
African American Museum & Library of Oakland attracts scholars & families
Restaurants & Nightclubs
See what’s replaced Dock of the Bay.
Shops & Galleries
Many shops were lost during the pandemic, but new ones emerge
Attractions in Jack London Square waterfront are always worth a visit
Black Panther Party
This is where the eponymous 1960s Black empowerment movement started
A slew of black churches and historic sites await your curiosity
Spas come and go, but a handful have survival skills
Sly & The Family Stone Bay Area Funk
This 1970s funk band was bigger than most of today’s Hip-Hop stars
Berkeley was always more than a Hippie-verse
A large downtown museum appeals to art lovers across the Bay Area
The East Bay has a children’s zoo, amusement park, water park & beaches
Trivia & Famous Residents
Do you remember Hammertime?