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“'Black Disability Symposium' Brings Artists, Activists to Campus”

“Black Literary Collective Launches at Youth Uprising”

“Jhamel Robinson Blazing Trails in Oakland”

“Calling Out The Media’s Portrayal of Black Victims”

“We Lead Ours in Oakland Program Sets Out to Turn Troubled Students to Successful Students”

“The Dire Need For Vocational Classes In High Schools”

“Preparing for College Despite Public School Challenges”

“Holding On To My Pride (radio interview about Joy Elan's Book)”

“Baylife Entertainment and DJ I.G.O.R.B.E.A.T.Z – The Bay’s Best Kept Secret”

“Raw Interview of Kenzie Smith Regarding Run for Oakland City Council District 2”

“Oakland Organizers Take Action After BBQ Harassment at Lake Merritt”

“White Privilege Used to Fight Racially Charged Harassment at Lake Merritt”

“San Francisco Bay Area Author Releases Sensational Biographic Novel Reflecting on Younger Year’s Mistakes and Later Year’s Fixes”

“U.C. Berkeley/Stanford Univ. Grad Shares Finding Inspiration in African American Studies-New book "INSTITUTIONAL FREEDOM: A Collection of African American Studies Essays"”

“Joy Elan's Press Release for Signs of Life: Past, Present, and Future”

“Joy Elan's press release for Silence Is Not Always Golden: A Poetic Revolution”

“Oakland Author Challenges Mayor Libby Schaaf with Poem”

“Author and Poet Joy Elan returns to #ConversationsLIVE”

“The North Pole is an Oakland Mini-Series About Gentrification Everyone Should Watch”

“Eartha Kitt’s Legacy in Organic Activism”

“Preparing for College Despite Public School Challenges”

“Who Is Joy Elan and Why Is She Holding On To Her Pride”

“High Career Aspirations Are Overrated, Here's Why”

“After 46 Years,The Warriors Finally Acknowledge They Play In Oakland”

“The Evolution Of Art & Soul Festival In Oakland”

“The Dire Need for Vocational Classes in High Schools (A Blog by Joy Elan)”

“Hometown Hero Kev Choice Will Be At Yoshi's On June 30th”

“Tech Workers Have The Nerve To Complain About Cost, Traffic, and The Homeless (A Blog by Joy Elan)”

“United, We Stand In Oakland (A Quick Refelction)”

“Advocating For Parents In Special Education”

“Poet/Author Joy Elan: Sharing Her Words and Inspiration with the World”

“Krip Hop Nation gives disabled artists a network to share music, poetry”

“Self-Care Tips For All Year Around”

“Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary: Where Do We Go From Here?”

“Black Deaf Poet/Activist, Joy Elan – Old Oakland vs New Oakland Interview”

“The Dangers of Driving While Black and Deaf (A Blog by Joy Elan)”

“Time To Start Thinking About Taking Care Of Our Parents When They Retire”

“Voting Locally Is More Important Than Voting For President”

“Teaching Kids About Money In A Debit/Credit World (A Blog by Joy Elan)”

“Breaking Free From The American Pipe Dream (A Blog by Joy Elan)”

“Table of Honor for Silence Is Not Always Golden: A Poetic Revolution; Institutional Freedom: A Collection of African American Studies Essays; and Silence Is Not Always Golden: The Power of Spoken Words; Life Is A Canvas; and Holding On To My Pride.”

“P.O.E.T.'s radio show, Inspirational Xpressionz, interviewing with Enigmatic Mahogany.”

“Saturday, Feb. 13: One Year Anniversary Party at Liminal, Oakland. "Gina Goldblatt founded Liminal, a feminist writing space in Oakland, as a place where those who feel excluded from the mainstream literary establishment might find community, workshops, and support for the often difficult writing life. Deviance: Inhabit the Liminal Space celebrates the first year of life for this crucial space, and features readings by Daphne Gottleib, Alexandra Naughton, Lauren Traetto, Annah Anti-Palindrome, Lake Lady, Indira Allegra, Alexandra Kostoulas, Liz Green, Brenda Usher-Carpino, Jezebel Delilah X, Chani Bockwinkel, Mk Chavez, Maw Shein Win, Hanna Pesha and Mg Roberts, Joy Elan and Aquelia M. Lewis."”

“The Writer's Block (page 17)”

“Conversations Magazine’s 25 Women Changing the World 2016”

“Ground Level Perspective Radio Interview”

"Another stand-out of the show was Joy Elan Sledge who performed her award-winning poem “I’m a Survivor.” Sledge’s passionate performance was all the more powerful because of her challenges with hearing loss, of which she spoke openly."

“Meet The Nominees for the Oakland Indies”

“Host Cyrus Webb welcomes back author and poet Joy Elan to discuss her love affair with words and what it's been like to see those words touch the masses. The two will also discuss her new book INSTITUTIONAL FREEDOM and what she hopes the reader takes away from it.”

“Institutional Freedom: A Collection of African American Studies Essays received an Honorable Mention in the Compilations/Anthologies category in the San Francisco Book Festival 2015.”

“DJGBC Authors Interview Series: Joy Elan “Institutional Freedom: A Collection of African American Studies Essays””

“African-American writers, poets showcase grassroot publishing”

“Radio interview on Making Contact with founder of Krip Hop Nation World-Wide, Leroy Moore.”

“One on One with Poet Joy Elan of Silence Is Not Always Golden”

“KTVU Oakland's Got Talent (Joy Elan was interviewed)”

“Today on the Jeff Foxx Radio Show Online we will be talking to author and spoken word artist Joy Élan. Challenged with hearing loss she has overcome insurmountable obstacles to become an award-winning spoken word artist and author. Currently working with urban youth in the San Francisco Bay Area, Joy is here to tell you all about her latest book" Silence Is Not Always Golden: A Poetic Revolution". Don't miss a minute of this compelling interview...Today on the Jeff Foxx Radio Show Online!!”

“Yes, it's true: Oakland's Got Talent I was happy to attend the Oakland's Got Talent Show on Wednesday June 4 at the Paramount Theater with local talents LaToya London, Zendaya, Ephraim Walker and Pete Escovedo judging. 1UpCrew won the First Place trophy and $2,500 cash, with their smooth moves. Singers Nelly Ake and Joy Élan took second and third place and also received cash awards. It was so exciting to witness the breadth and range of talent possessed by our Oakland young people! I'm sure the celebrity judges had a hard time choosing, because all the participants were amazing! Congratulations to the winners, the finalists and the organizers of this annual talent showcase.”

“In celebration of National Poetry Month Conversations LIVE host Cyrus Webb welcomes back author/poet Joy Elan to the show to discuss her book Silence Is Not Always Golden: A Poetic Revolution.”

“Our first guest is Joy Elan, poet, writer, activist, from Oakland and Berkeley, CA. She received her undergraduate degree in African American Studies at UC Berkeley and her graduate degree in Education at Stanford University. She has taught at a community college and is currently working with urban youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. http://www.authorjoyelan.com”

“Joy Elan's bio for Oakland's Got Talent”

“Conversations' Top 50 Non-Fiction Titles of 2013”

“Joy Elan's radio interview with Cyrus Webb about Silence Is Not Always Golden: A Poetic Revolution”

“POOR Magazine: Joy Elan Artist Profile”

“People's Eye Photography”

“Wanda's Picks: Joy Elan”

“Cool Cat: Joy Elan”

“Joy Elan's radio interview with Cyrus Webb about Signs of Life: Past, Present, and Future”