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Coming Soon: A Supermarket in West Oakland

Coming Soon: A Supermarket in West Oakland

| April 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

People’s Community Market, projected to open in West Oakland in the fall of 2014, is inching closer to full funding. Brahm Ahmadi explains to Sarah Henry why the supermarket has been a long time coming and what local residents can expect.

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Film “Soul Food Junkies” Examines African American Cuisine and Culture

Film “Soul Food Junkies” Examines African American Cuisine and Culture

| June 25, 2012 | 7 Comments

Soul Food Junkies, a new film by Byron Hurt which will be featured on KQED’s Independent Lens series, had its West Coast premiere in Oakland. Soul Food is both a beloved part of African American culture and a leading cause behind the epidemic of diabetes, heart disease and other health issues. The film details the historical and social influences on soul food and efforts by many to change the eating habits of a whole generation.

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Performance Piece “Our Daily Bread” Focuses on Food Traditions

Performance Piece “Our Daily Bread” Focuses on Food Traditions

| March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dancer and choreographer Amara Tabor-Smith explores her cultural roots and identity through food events over the past year, culminating in the upcoming performance “Our Daily Bread” at CounterPULSE in San Francisco in April.

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