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Oakland native Melissa Valentine shares pain of brother’s death in her debut memoir

For many, to grow up in Oakland is to grow up as a witness and vessel of trauma. Amid the troves of artists bunking in cluttered warehouses are the legacies of gentrification. Between the Lake Merritt barbeques are the over-policing of black neighborhoods and schools with waning budgets. For every word of praise for the […]