May We Get There With You: On #Oakland, #MLK, and #Greek Allies

Chocolate City by the Bay. Often coined with this term, the Oakland, California of my childhood in the 1980’s was–like Detroit, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and other metropolitan centers with a black-majority populace–a city in which African-American culture held prominent influence. Lionel Washington, the city’s first black mayor, served three consecutive terms from 1977 until 1991 […]

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