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“I Can’t Sleep” Is All The Millennial Dilemma On Top Of Supernatural Intervention

I Can’t Sleep is a story told again and again of the Bay Area creative—add aliens and out of this world lifeforms to the mix and that’s where director Gina Rose’s mind really takes off. The premise: a young writer struggles to complete her science fiction story while battling supernatural forces in real life. A tale […]

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 […]

Kick Off Black History Month With An Incredible Selection of Events by the Museum of the African Diaspora

Black History Month is one of, if not the only, most important history lessons of our modern time. Namely: the Black History Month 2021 theme, “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States. Though not always a modern thought in late history, Black […]

Eyes of a Protest: Black Lives Matter in Oakland

I sat with my hands on my head, wondering how we got back here. Another black man blatantly killed on camera. Again… Minneapolis was burning…  George Floyd was murdered by police during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25th. The officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes and forty six seconds. I repeat. Eight […]

Inside Her Kingdom: Sherri McMullen on Oakland & Beyond

A warm Spring day in Oakland, as I make my way to McMullen on the corner of Grand Ave in Uptown, Oakland. Uptown Oakland, for better or worse, is on the rise. High price condos, the onslaught of chains inhabiting retail spaces, and the removal of what Oakland was: real. Luckily, the Oakland residents have […]

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