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Oakland Recycle Center gets Facelift from @FewAndFarWomen

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Saturday, June 13th, marks the first day that art collective Few & Far will start work on a large scale mural in the heart of Oakland at 2430 Mandela Parkway. The building, which buys non-recyclable plastics and then resells them to specialized buyers, is one of the largest recycling facilities in the San Francisco area.

Situated directly across the street from locally owned soul food eatery Brown Sugar, this mural will focus on representing Oakland’s diverse culture and its long-time residents of the city.

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Video: @IamJohnOliver & the Social Injustice of Bail in the United States


Banksy & Inkie’s Trailer Mural Sold for Over $650K USD

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Following news of a staggering auction price upwards of $650,000 USD for a truck trailer painted at the 1998 Glastonbury music festival by street artist Banksy and London-based artist Inkie, the backstory behind the creation of the extremely rare piece of art has surfaced on the web. The story begins with a recollection of the two street artists creating the sketch for the mural in a pub before heading to the festival. Representing one of the last freehand paintings by Banksy before his fame and notoriety for stencil-based art work, the colossal 32-foot mural, entitled Silent Majority, features military-type characters raiding a beach with a sound system as adjacent graffiti letters complement the imagery. Take a look at the rare mural by Banksy and Inkie above.. Source: HypeBeast


2015 @NBA Finals: What To Watch For – @Warriors & @Cavs

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The long awaited start of the 2015 NBA Finals is finally here, and the Golden State Warriors will host the Cleveland Cavaliers for a pivotal Game 1. A match-up few predicted at the inception of the season — but now love to claim that they did — properly places the two best teams, head-to-head, in one of the most unpredictable Finals in recent years. That unpredictability is largely based in the fact that the Warriors and Cavs do two completely different things, with two completely different superstars, and with two completely “green” head coaches. But nonetheless, we think we’ve figured out what to watch for in the Finals. And believe it or not, we might be right.

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The West Memphis Three- Then and Now with Damien Echols..

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If you’re familiar with the case of the West Memphis Three, you’ll be aware that attempting to condense the complexity, length, and injustice of it all into a few paragraphs is near impossible. If you’re unfamiliar with it, then watching the excellent Paradise Lost trilogy of documentaries—as well as Amy Berg’s equally fantastic West of Memphis—serves as a good introduction to this astonishing story.

In short, the West Memphis Three are Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. They were three boys from West Memphis, Arkansas, aged between 16 and 18, who in 1993 were arrested and convicted for the murder and sexual mutilation of three eight-year-old boys—Steve Branch, Michael Moore, and Christopher Byers. Due to the apparent acts of mutilation it was accused that what had taken place was in fact a satanic ritual—human sacrifices. The pressure on the police to solve the heinous crime was huge, which, combined with the town having a history of supposed witchcraft and satanic practices, left a community shattered and in terrifying fear. Echols, Misskelley, and Baldwin were picked up as they were known friends and were into what a lot of alienated teenagers were into: heavy metal, wearing black, being left alone, and doing their own thing.

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