Strength in Numbers #loveoakland

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Congratulations Golden State Warriors and #DubNation … it comes back to the fans, and the fans in #loveoakland are unrivaled. Shout out to the fans for keeping the energy levels way up. And yes, Bernie Sanders, fresh from speaking to 60,000 Bay Area supporters at Frank “OG” Ogawa Plaza City Hall, was in the house to recover the energy from the fans and those back-to-back 3-pointers – Splash. Photo source: TNT Overtime

Eddie Huang #loveoakland

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Oakland Asian Cultural Center 6:30pm Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Buy Tickets

Sources: The New Yorker, JCCSF, Facebook Event

Bernie Sanders #loveoakland

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Join Bernie Sanders for A Future to Believe In Oakland. Memorial Day Monday 05/30/16 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Free and open to the public, admission is first come, first served. Public entrance at Corner of 14th street and Broadway: Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612. Talk the talk, walk the walk – public transit is strongly encouraged – BART 12th street Oakland City Center station.

Source: Official Event

Last Time I Saw Phife was in Oakland

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Hip-hop’s guard made up the audience inside the Apollo Theater on April 5, 2016 in New York: Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Andre 3000, Tribe Called Quest, Grandmaster Flash, Kid Capri, Grand Puba, Chuck D, LL Cool J, and D’Angelo. KRS-One used his stage time to freestyle rap. With just a live drummer creating the beat, KRS-One, revealed that Quest’s Phife Dawg came to see him at his show in Oakland, California. Nothing realer than a live performance. “Yo, what up Phife Dawg, we holding you up.” #loveoakland

#StayStrongKehlani

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Oakland’s Kehlani Parrish attempted suicide Monday after rumors surfaced that the R&B singer had cheated on her ex-boyfriend, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, with R&B musician PartyNextDoor.

The 20-year-old singer revealed a suicide try by posting her own photo — showing herself in a hospital bed, hooked up to an IV — and followed up with an explanation that nobody had cheated on anybody.

She was put on a psychiatric hold Monday afternoon when paramedics were told upon response call that the singer “wanted to harm herself.”

“Today, I wanted to leave this earth. Being completely selfish for once. Never thought I’d get to such a low point,” wrote Kehlani, who was Grammy-nominated this year for best urban contemporary album for “You Should Be Here.” Kehlani then pulled a Rob Kardashian and deleted all of her Instagram pictures. In fact, all the social media posts mentioned in this story have since been deleted. There are now 2 million people following her empty Instagram page.

“Don’t believe the blogs you read .. No one was cheated on and I’m not a bad person… everyone is hurt and everyone is in a place of misunderstanding.. But as of today, I had no single wish to see tomorrow,” the singer wrote on social media “But God saved me for a reason and for that… I must be grateful.. Cuz I’m not in heaven right now for a reason… On that note.. Bye Instagram.”

Kehlani also thanked PartyNextDoor — whose posting of a photo of himself in bed with her had kicked off the cheating rumors in the first place — for “saving my life.”

“After all her shenanigans, still got the r&b singer back in my bed,” PartyNextDoor wrote.

After months of rumors that they were dating, the singer and the NBA player had made their relationship Instagram official in January. But apparently they weren’t all the way in love. At least that’s what she said early last month in an interview with ILY, a “digital magazine about love.” Irving was making her “very, very happy” but she was “trying not to get too excited or get too crazy about the hype of everything.”

But as social media giveth, so does social media taketh away. Somewhere between then and now, Kehlani and Irving broke up, but they apparently didn’t go public with that news. Then up popped the picture from PartyNextDoor (real name is Jahron Brathwaite) with Kehlani. And so the hounds were unleashed.

“Went through a bad breakup and ended up easing into a relationship with a man who was one of my best friend’s. Tho we realized we both weren’t exactly at a time where we were prepared to do so,” Kehlani would later explain. “No I’m not a CHEATER, a THOT, im a BELIEVER IN FOLLOWING YOUR HEART and not LYING TO YOURSELF. And in all aspects on everyone’s side, EVERYONE IS HAPPY AND HONEST AND MATURE. Social media is the … devil. Go outside and play, you have your own lives to live that don’t revolve around ‘celebrities’ or ‘socialites’ who are simply trying to live lives just like you.”

Kehlani acknowledged that it could be difficult sharing a relationship in the realm of Twitter and Instagram.

“I think it’s hard, because you have to balance dealing with feedback and people trying to interfere and people knowing your business. Everyone wants to enjoy and be cute with who they’re with.”

Guess that last bit goes for the guy as well as the girl? Though his “shenanigans” post is gone, PartyNextDoor’s Instagram remains active. Cute.

Source: By Christie D’Zurilla LA Times and SF Gate.

Warriors Dubnation NBA Records

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DUBNATION, let history immortalize the Golden State Warriors won 45+ consecutive home wins in #loveoakland

Stephen Curry became the first and only player in NBA history to make -300- 3-pointers in a season, and the Golden State Warriors set an NBA team record for their 45th straight home victory in Oakland, California.

Chris Rock 2016 Oscars Opening Monologue

The man’s a genius. I’d like to think Chris Rock consulted on the comedy routine with friend and colleague, Jerry Seinfield. Disney keeps blocking YouTube video users for uploading the video. Here is a stream site in case the below is blocked.

We’ve made a lot of progress in the country, everyone’s opinion has equalized with equity thanks to platforms of free speech. There was a lot of controversy about the Oscars and Chris Rock nailed it at the 2016 Oscars opening monologue.

“Is Hollywood racist? You’re damn right Hollywood is racist. But it ain’t that racist: Hollywood is sorority racist. It’s like, ‘We like you Rhonda, but you’re not a Kappa.’ That’s how Hollywood is. But things are changing.”

The takeaway from it all is this: EQUITY. Please provide for opportunities, not just once, but for reals. Now we return to the who’s better for our country debate, the Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton 2016 Presidential Election.

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CS for Social Good: Internship Summer 2016

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Bay Area college students looking for a Summer ’16 Internship? Build a meaningful product that benefits the community while developing your work experience in technology. Deadline is Spring Break. To learn more: http://bit.ly/bginternship