7 Easy Recipes to Try When You're Single ...

I don’t know about you, I want easy recipes to try when I’m single. Not to say that I don’t love watching a great food related movie (Eat, Pray, Love or Under the Tuscan Sun, to name a couple) that don’t totally transport me to somewhere my palate wants to be and instantly get inspired but sometimes simple is the way to go. Whether you’re in a rush or looking to stretch your culinary muscles, here are seven easy recipes to try when you’re single. Continue reading “7 EASY RECIPES TO TRY WHEN YOU’RE SINGLE”

SF Bay Area Farmers Markets by Day

Farmers’ Markets on Sunday (11): Alum Rock Village Farmers’ MarketBelmont Farmers’ MarketDivisadero Farmers’ MarketEvergreen Farmers’ MarketGlen Park Village Farmers’ MarketInner Sunset Farmers’ MarketIrvington Farmers’ MarketJack London Square Farmers’ MarketLivermore Farmers’ MarketMartinez Farmers’ MarketMilpitas Farmers’ Market at ICC Farmers’ Markets on Tuesday (6): 25th Avenue Farmers’ Market in San MateoAlameda Farmers’ MarketConcord Farmers’ MarketKaiser Permanente Union City Farmers’ MarketKaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Farmers’ MarketKaiser South San Francisco Farmers’ Market Farmers’ Markets on Wednesday (15): Castro Farmers’ MarketEast Santa Clara Street Farmers’ MarketEvergreen Farmers’ MarketKaiser Permanente Hayward Farmers’ MarketKaiser Permanente Redwood City Farmers’ MarketKaiser Permanente San Francisco Farmers’ MarketMission Bay Farmers’ Market … Continue reading SF Bay Area Farmers Markets by Day

SF Bay Area ‘Farmers Markets Locator’

Farmers Market Locator By County’   Farmers’ Markets in Alameda County (14): Alameda Farmers’ Market Dublin Farmers’ Market East Plaza – Union City Farmers’ Market Irvington Farmers’ Market Jack London Square Farmers’ Market Kaiser Permanente Fremont Farmers’ Market Kaiser Permanente Hayward Farmers’ Market Kaiser Permanente Oakland Farmers’ Market Kaiser Permanente Union City Farmers’ Market Livermore Farmers’ Market Pleasanton Farmers’ Market San Leandro Downtown Farmers’ Market Union City Farmers’ Market Uptown Oakland Farmers’ Market Farmers’ Markets in Contra Costa County (12): Brentwood Farmers’ Market Clayton Farmers’ Market Concord Farmers’ Market Danville Farmers’ Market Kaiser Permanente Antioch Farmers’ Market Kaiser Permanente Walnut … Continue reading SF Bay Area ‘Farmers Markets Locator’

Youth UpRising

About Us

Youth UpRising (YU) is a multi-service community transformation hub, located in the heart of East Oakland, providing comprehensive, fully integrated health, wellness, educational, career, arts, and cultural programming to Alameda County youth and young adults, ages 13-24.


Our mission is to transform East Oakland into a healthy and economically robust community by developing the leadership of youth and young adults and improving the systems that impact them.

Our four core program areas:

•    Health & Wellness (in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Oakland)

•    Career & Education

•    Arts & Expression

•    Civic Engagement

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Top 5 Secret Weapons To Fight Cellulite


Cottage cheese may be fun to eat, but according to majority of the female population, it is not so fun to see! In fact, research indicates that up to 90 percent of women have cellulite. So unless you are amongst that dimple-free 10 percent, keep reading in order to find out how to smooth those undesirable lumps out once and for all.

What In The World Is Cellulite?

Cellulite is simply this–a collection of fat that expands and pushes against the connective tissue of our skin ladies. Another female woe, I know. Men are usually exempt from cottage cheese thighs since their top layer of fat is held together by an organized network of elastic bands that run diagonally. Our bands however, run vertically. And over time–with age–they lose their elasticity and pow: here comes little pockets of fat poking through. Hello cellulite. Now you see why those fat-prone areas like the buttocks, thighs and stomach look the way they do? Don’t cry.

You know I keep it real with y’all, so I hate to say that I have some bad news: You can’t cure cellulite. Wait, don’t flip out just yet, because while you can’t get rid of it, you can reduce it. Don’t worry it’s not your fault. It’s your momma’s and your daddy’s, actually. The elastic bands that help keep the superficial fat from poking out and causing dimples comes from both your mom and dad’s genes. Plus, each person inherits a tendency to deposit fat in certain areas–which plays a role in how much cellulite they get. No wonder I have these same thighs like my momma! But I am going to help you win the fight against cellulite! Here’s my top five secrets!

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The Facts About Blacks and Heart Disease

African Americans should be concerned about heart disease. Combined, heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of death for African Americans, says Quinn Capers, MD, director of Peripheral Vascular Interventions at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and associate dean of Admissions at Ohio State’s College of Medicine. When asked why African American health is important to him, Dr. Capers replied, “I am keenly interested in African American health because our health statistics lag behind others in almost every important category, and in arguably the most important measure of health: life expectancy.” A few facts to consider: •   … Continue reading The Facts About Blacks and Heart Disease

Get Your Sip On: 15 Juicing Recipes To Lower Blood Pressure & Invigorate Your Day!


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by Dawn Boykin I can not even begin to rationalize with the ongoing nature of  senseless violence that is taking place in the African American Community today. The young and the old are behaving in a ways that is far beyond belief. In “The Hood” there seems to be no rules to follow, no loyalty, and broken families perpetuated by ongoing oppression (internal) socioeconomic oppression (external) as well as prejudice and discrimination based merely on the color of your skin . This reality has created an unbreakable pattern of destruction, which I have coined as being A RATCHET MESS. In “The Hood” there are no rules to follow, let … Continue reading The HOOD MENTALITY