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- Oakland will be the birthplace of revolution in the United States.
- Elaine Brown, A Taste of Power
- I live in Oakland, California, the city where the Black Panther Party was created in 1966. We still have major issues with police racism, police violence. I spoke not long ago at an event in celebration of the seventeenth birthday of a young man who had been recently killed near one of the high schools by the police... there's a reason why most people never have the opportunity to look at the Black Panther Party "Ten-Point Program," because those points are still very much on the agenda today.
- Angela Davis Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement (2015)
- Oakland is this kind of town: You have to pay 50 cents to go from Oakland to San Francisco. Coming to Oakland from San Francisco is free.
- Jim Murray, "As Usual, Class Will Out," Los Angeles Times (October 15, 1973)
- Not for nothing did Eldridge Cleaver say that the North Korean police made him miss the Oakland police.
- From Oakland to Sac-Town, the Bay Area and back down, Cali is where they put their mack down, give me love!
- Tupac Shakur, "California Love" (1996)
- Encyclopedic article on Oakland, California on Wikipedia