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The Talented Mr. Young

Alan Young has been running the same scam for years: posing as a member of The Temptations and smooth-talking his way into luxury hotel rooms and prostitutes. Despite his clear charm, he admits he has “no skills other than being a con man.”

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That Other School Shooting

On former nursing student One L. Goh, who killed six people at Oikos University in Oakland, California, and what it means to the Korean immigrant community.

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Greening the Ghetto

A profile of environmental activist Van Jones.

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Deadly Secrets: How California Law Has Shielded Oakland Police Violence

On the difficulties of holding Oakland’s thin blue line accountable.

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The Sinister Side of Yusuf Bey's Empire

‘Your Black Muslim Bakery’ commanded vast influence in Oakland, offering jobs and self-empowerment to ex-cons , until this story revealed a history of incest-rapes and kidnappings. Another journalist investigating the story was later murdered.