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Positively 25th Street: This Downtown Oakland neighborhood is a mecca of art and culture | East Bay Express

The earthy, animated ethos of Oakland on a short strip along 25th Street is alive and has been kicking it as best it can while emerging from the 18-month lockdown. While the struggles for retail, hospitality and service sectors remain monumental, what prevails just north of Oakland’s Uptown area on the 400-block between Telegraph and Broadway is the synergy of steep grassroots energy and entrepreneurs, many of them women or people who identify outside of binary, who think not just in or out of the box but smash those boxes to smithereens and recycle them into customized infrastructure that is

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Tallahassee business owners create contest to inspire kids to express themselves

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A group of Tallahassee business owners have come up with a unique way to inspire kids to express themselves.

The Kicks Collective is a contest for kids to create a custom design on a pair of shoes.

“Everyone wears shoes right? And shoes take you places every day,” business partner Morgan Evers said. “But, shoes can also be a vehicle to express yourself.”

Kicks Collective blank canvas template

The Kicks Collective

Using a blank canvas above, kids come up with hand-painted designs.

“We’re in the middle of a pandemic,” business partner Eddie Gonzalez Loumiet said. “There are kids at home. There are

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6 ways to help kids express their feelings about the coronavirus pandemic through art

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected children’s worlds in many ways. Due to closures and restrictions, they have experienced the loss of social engagement and the support of friends, school communities or extended family. Children have likely had conversations about the virus and what they can do to stay safer, and they may be exposed to news stories about COVID-19.

Children are impacted by the pervasive mood of their family around them. Change is inevitable throughout life, and children experience change differently depending on a number of developmental, biological and relational variables.

Childhood is often fraught with varying levels of

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