Month: February 2021

5 Must-Read Books on San Francisco Black History and Culture

Once you become interested in San Francisco history, it’s a thirst that seems to never be quenched. You find yourself falling down a rabbit hole of old photos, antique maps, personal narratives, and facts about your hometown you’ve never known, and you instantly want to learn more. Unfortunately, there are certain areas of Bay history […]

Rockridge Launches ‘1619 and Beyond’ Product Line to Spark Conversations on Black Progression

In honor of Black History Month, Rockridge — an apparel brand built to empower and support the next generation of Black and Brown leaders — is still selling their “1619 and Beyond” designs, a limited edition shirt for men and shirt-dress for women that will help fund local Oakland charities with proceeds from the sales. […]

The Best Newcomers and OG Classics Around the Bay To Check Out Before February Ends

During the pandemic, our beloved dining and drink communities continue to struggle to survive, so my dining column includes takeout/delivery and outdoor dining standouts. Please join me in contacting congress to keep independent restaurants and bars alive, celebrating what has long been one of the world’s best dining cities/regions. We’re in danger of losing what […]

5 Important Black Leaders in Bay Area History You Should Know

We should be doing this every day, but the 28 days in February are dedicated to highlighting and celebrating all things Black history. Black History Month is also a reminder that although many important African-American figures have paved the way to success and change for others (many of them doing this work in the Bay […]

If You Weren’t Aware… San Francisco, We Got the Beats

We are gratefully accustomed to the radical San Francisco. A city that leans so far left it is almost happily upside down. To live here too long is to believe that the world is much more politically woke and socially aware than in fact it truly is. We are a liberal bubble in many regards, […]

Top 5 Bay Area Startups That Will Make Your Life WAY Easier

Living in the Bay Area means that startup culture is just a normal part of life. VCs, IPOs, digital transformation– all great, catchy words that get thrown around. Most of the startups we hear about in the news are abstract, however, and focused on providing services to other businesses or niche tech-spaces. So are we, […]

Rebel Eaters Club Wants You To Break Up With Diet Culture, Host Virgie Tovar Furthers The Conversation

Virgie Tovar is a bombshell—there is no doubt about it—whether she is posting to lift others, posting to validate experiences, or posting to right the wrongs of our countries food and diet past, she posts with articulate intention. To know Tovar, is to know her many years of activism in weight-based discrimination and body image […]

We Sat Down With Golden State Warrior Shaun Livingston to Talk About His Epic Season and Life, Both On and Off the Court

He’s a “classic guy”—and a tall one, at that. Livingston was in downtown San Francisco, for his first meet and greet since winning the championship, at Macy’s Union Square. There’s always a hint of nervousness when interviewing someone you admire, and a member of one of your favorite teams, nonetheless.The stars surrounding your vision of […]

Immigrants Like Me Will Be Crucial to Economic Recovery

As a teenager in Senegal, West Africa, I grew up watching American sitcoms like Beverly Hills 90210, and lots of MTV. The television version of the American Dream was beautiful, overflowing with fun and opportunity. What young Senegalese youth wouldn’t want to exchange French colonial rule for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in […]

Taste The Bay: A Guide to The Bay Area’s Very Own Snack Startups

No matter where your day takes you, it’s bound to be filled with some munching and snacking. What better way to do that than to check out some local brands from our Bay Area home? It’s always better to eat food that’s locally sourced, so with that in mind, here are our top five favorite […]

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