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A Black Woman

I fly like a birdWho am I you ask?I am a black woman chainedDown by the oppression of my AncestorsBut… I am not?You say-You say I am not a Black WomanWho eats with kingsAnd fights with the lions in his denI am not, you say I AM NOTBecauseI have light honey-kissed...

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Leaving the Comfort Zone

I believe in leaving the comfort zone as a people. We get so caught up in our own beliefs and our own opinions, our own point of view that we build a fence around it. When we address or when we don't address other points of view, when we ignore it, we begin to see our...

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We Are What We Do

One learns about their authentic self through others' observations of their person and conduct. When we look at ourselves, we tend to put on rose-tinted glasses and misconstrue who we really are. Our peers get a third-party view of us, and are subject to our conduct,...

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I Am Everything Everywhere

I could be the moon rising over cotton candy skiesOr a three-word song that will sing “I will rise”I am everything everywhereSo why would you define me and my character as a stereotype?

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Let’s Wake Up

Today, it seems like more than ever we are conditioned to be sheep. To be tolerant when the old lady in Lake Merritt is getting robbed or when our country decides to wage another war. However, it’s clear that ignoring it won’t change the situation. These topics are...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center19 hours ago

The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center is grateful to be recognized by the Oakland City Council in honor of Black History Month. Representatives of the Freedom Center stressed the work that has to be done. "We've got to do the hard work that needs to be done, the work...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center1 week ago

“Every effort in America for equality, for jobs, health care, education and infrastructure development, that is, every struggle in America for a stronger democracy has been led by African American communities.” We are humbled and honored that Beebe Memorial Cathedralselected Freedom Center Executive Director Dr. Roy Wilson as one of...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center1 week ago
MLK Jr. Freedom Center Student, Anye, reads her lines written in one of our Leadership Poetry Workshops.
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center4 weeks ago

History matters. Those practicing good parenting, good teaching, and good public service know this well. Vision of the future equally matters. Where are we headed? Understanding current events and our present situation becomes essential. How can we strengthen democracy without informed, community-based civic engagement? We invite you to the next...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center1 month ago
The upcoming Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture features California Attorney General Rob Bonta, Thursday, February 8th, 7:00 pm, at Beebe Memorial Cathedral, 3900 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Secure parking provided. RSVP today by calling (510) 434-3988!
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center1 month ago

"Whatever career you may choose for yourself - let me propose an avocation to be pursued along with it. Become a dedicated fighter for civil rights." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center student, Omar, speaks on the necessity for action to continue moving forward...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center

Staff, Student and
Guest Articles

A Black Woman

I fly like a birdWho am I you ask?I am a black woman chainedDown by the oppression of my AncestorsBut… I am not?You say-You say I am not a Black WomanWho eats with kingsAnd fights with the lions in his denI am not, you say I AM NOTBecauseI have light honey-kissed...

read more

Leaving the Comfort Zone

I believe in leaving the comfort zone as a people. We get so caught up in our own beliefs and our own opinions, our own point of view that we build a fence around it. When we address or when we don't address other points of view, when we ignore it, we begin to see our...

read more

Pixels For Peace

Creating Community

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center19 hours ago

The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center is grateful to be recognized by the Oakland City Council in honor of Black History Month. Representatives of the Freedom Center stressed the work that has to be done. "We've got to do the hard work that needs to be done, the work...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center1 week ago

“Every effort in America for equality, for jobs, health care, education and infrastructure development, that is, every struggle in America for a stronger democracy has been led by African American communities.” We are humbled and honored that Beebe Memorial Cathedralselected Freedom Center Executive Director Dr. Roy Wilson as one of...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center1 week ago
MLK Jr. Freedom Center Student, Anye, reads her lines written in one of our Leadership Poetry Workshops.
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center4 weeks ago

History matters. Those practicing good parenting, good teaching, and good public service know this well. Vision of the future equally matters. Where are we headed? Understanding current events and our present situation becomes essential. How can we strengthen democracy without informed, community-based civic engagement? We invite you to the next...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center1 month ago
The upcoming Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture features California Attorney General Rob Bonta, Thursday, February 8th, 7:00 pm, at Beebe Memorial Cathedral, 3900 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Secure parking provided. RSVP today by calling (510) 434-3988!
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center1 month ago

"Whatever career you may choose for yourself - let me propose an avocation to be pursued along with it. Become a dedicated fighter for civil rights." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center student, Omar, speaks on the necessity for action to continue moving forward...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center

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From a Kitchen in the World House

View our interactive cookbook From a Kitchen in the World House.

MLK Freedom Center students produced From a Kitchen in the World House cultural recipe exchange book entirely during COVID. The book project was organized by 30 students, representing 23 languages and 19 countries. They exchanged a cultural recipe from a grandparent or parent with another MLKFC student of a different race or nationality, cooked their partner’s recipe in their home, and served it to their family. They reflected on their experience in the writings enclosed. From a Kitchen highlights Dr. King’s World House concept that through science and technology our world has been brought together into a worldwide neighborhood; Dr. King calls us to turn this worldwide neighborhood into a brotherhood and sisterhood. Students share From a Kitchen in regular book readings and public events. From a Kitchen in a World House is available for purchase for $20. Please contact us to arrange a book reading or to purchase a book.

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