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Brandy Collins

Brandy Collins

Brandy Collins is a writer, public services advocate and self-proclaimed Professional Aunty. living in the Bay Area.  Brandy is a 2019-2020 cohort graduate from the Maynard Institute for Journalism, a correspondent for Oakland Voices and contributing writer for Oaklandside, as well as Berkeleyside-Nosh. She also has self-published articles on Medium. Follow her on twitter @gurl79 or Instagram @story_soul_collecter

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Fredrika Newton and Dana King stand on either side of a bronze bust of Black Panther Party leader Huey P. Newton. Fredrika Newton, who was long gray braids, places her hand on Huey's cheek as she looks up at the bust with reverence. Dana King, who has gray, curly, shoulder-length hair topped with a purple knit hat, looks over at Fredrika with a respectful gaze. Surrounding the women are a crowd of people holding umbrellas. They sky above is gray and overcast.
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Artbound

Black Panther Party Leader's 'Love and Legacy' Captured in Sculpture and Documentary

Short documentary "For Love and Legacy," a film by A.K. Sandhu, explores the nexus of art, race, and legacy as it follows sculptor Dana King and activist Fredrika Newton as they build a monument — a bust of Black Panther Party (BPP) leader Huey P. Newton, Oakland's first public monument honoring a member of the BPP.
Chiqui Diaz at work advocating to end social isolation | Courtesy of Chiqui Diaz
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City Rising

Youth Leaders Making a Difference Honored by The California Endowment

The Youth Awards was created in 2018 to recognize the impact youth voices have in creating change throughout California. Learn more about the positive work they're accomplishing throughout the state.
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