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R.I.P. Lincoln Plair Jr.

By: Paul Billingsley Lincoln Plair Jr. was gunned down in broad daylight when he stepped between two neighborhood children and the bullets headed i...

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War and Peace From Oakland to the M...

By: Katebah Al-Olefi,Khawlah Al-Olefi and Prema Baba Katebah Al-Olefi, 14, student from Life Academy in Oakland reflects on the violence that has d...

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Women Are Resilient: Malala Goes Ba...

Malala Yousufzai and the Struggle for Women's Rights from KwestOn Media on Vimeo. Vlog and Blog By: Katebah Al-Olefi Earlier this week, Mala...

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Empowering the Girls Behind the Wal...

By:  Khawlah Alolefi, Katebah Alolefi, Prema Baba,Katebah Alolefi, Skye Davis, Wendy Calmo, Paul Billingsley and Eming Piansay Editor's Note: Girls...

R.I.P. Lincoln Plair Jr.

By: Paul Billingsley

Lincoln Plair Jr. was gunned down in broad daylight when he stepped between two neighborhood children and the bullets headed in their direction. The community of Richmond gathered together to mourn the death of Lincoln.

R.I.P. Lincoln Plair Jr. from KwestOn Media on Vimeo.

War and Peace From Oakland to the Middle East

By: Katebah Al-Olefi,Khawlah Al-Olefi and Prema Baba

Katebah Al-Olefi, 14, student from Life Academy in Oakland reflects on the violence that has deeply impacted her community and other communities abroad.

War and Peace From Oakland to the Middle East from KwestOn Media on Vimeo.

Women Are Resilient: Malala Goes Back to School

Malala Yousufzai and the Struggle for Women’s Rights from KwestOn Media on Vimeo.

Vlog and Blog By: Katebah Al-Olefi

Earlier this week, Malala Yousufzai started school in Birmingham, England. This was probably a bittersweet moment for  Yousufzai, who had been receiving treatment in England for a nearly fatal injury.

Last year on October 9, 2012, then 14-year-old, Malala Yousufzai from Pakistan was shot in the head by the Taliban that took over her hometown, Swat Valley.

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Empowering the Girls Behind the Wall

By:  Khawlah Alolefi, Katebah Alolefi, Prema Baba,Katebah Alolefi, Skye Davis, Wendy Calmo, Paul Billingsley and Eming Piansay

Editor’s Note: Girls on the Wall is a documentary/musical that captures the stride and struggles of the young women locked up in juvenile hall. Oakland Globe attended a local screening at the Oakland Library

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Girls On The Wall – Oakland Library Screening from KwestOn Media on Vimeo.

Martin Luther King Day of Service at Oakland Lake Merritt Bonsai Garden

Story and Photos By: Prema Baba

Normally, students can be found sitting in classes, hanging around campus, or hitting the books but UC Berkeley students from the Cal-Corps Public Service Center are always out in the community going above and beyond. On the last day of a long winter break they were found getting their hands dirty at the Lake Merritt Community Garden. Cal-Corps Public Service Center held a day of public service in honor of Martin Luther King.

 

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A Country at Risk: No More Guns

By: Khawlah Alolefi

The second amendment in the constitution of the United State “The right to bear arms” this is a law that was created by our  forefathers who founded this country.  But when you really think about it was this a good idea? Was this a way to really keep everyone safe? On December 14, 2012 at around 9:30am at Sandy Hook Elementary school on the East coast in Newtown Connecticut, the second amendment was questioned yet again.

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Oakland Stands Up to Silence the Violence

By: Wendy Calmo, Prema Baba and Ann Bassette

Silence the Violence from KwestOn Media on Vimeo.

Strong Female Showing in Olympics Doesn’t Trump Sexism

By: Wendy Calmo

The 2012 London Olympics has been one of the most empowering way to show off nations most talented athletes.  As time goes on, things will certainly change in history, as well in the Olympics. Now there are more woman athletes than ever.Even in nations where woman are considered second class they are representing them with pride and honor. So, explain to me why NBC decides to show off this pride and accomplishment for woman everywhere by showing off their bodies as sexual objects.

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Are You Inked?

By: Prema Baba

I read on CNN.com a few days ago an article questioning how young is too young for modification of your body with tattoos or piercings.  Another question posed was “Would you let your child get a body piercing or tattoo if they were not yet 18?” Answers can vary because the difference between piercings and tattoos is that one is temporary while the other is permanent.

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Alameda Coast Guard Bust Major Drug Deal

By: Yung16

On the morning of July 24, 2012 an Alameda-based Coast Guard spotted a suspicious speeding boat along the coast of panama via helicopter. According to the Oakland Tribune, the suspects on the boat seemed to be throwing bales of contraband overboard upon seeing the Coast Guard. Unable to stop the boat by sea, the Coast Guard fired a precision rifle at the boats engine, disabling the vessel and allowing the Coast Guard to arrest the suspects.

After collecting and testing the contraband that was thrown overboard, it became apparent that the suspects were in-fact trying to dispose over 4,000 pounds of cocaine.

Luckily the suspects were stopped before they could smuggle the cocaine.

Drugs are just as harmful as weapons if not worse. The Alameda-based Coast Guard did a great job in protecting our waters and the cities/states that surround them.