MISSION + VISION
The Oakland Mind serves as a bridge between the streets and black consciousness.
We build community through collaboration,
conversation, music, and clothing.
The Oakland Mind is comprised of founding member Najee Amaranth, and his partner Amani Jade. Najee is a father, cultural advocate and emcee. He utilizes hip hop art and knowledge to reimagine and reconstruct culture. Amani Jade is a multi-faceted creator known as a femcee, poet, and long-time teaching artist who promotes the power of healing through creative expression. The Oakland Mind has worked to create spaces for artists, bring awareness to human trafficking, and teach youth through the elements of hip-hop. They bring to life a new story in hip-hop.