Black History Month

Local Eco-Friendly Womenswear Brands We Need In Our Closets

You know where to buy fast fashion—it’s in those ads, one mere click away on your computer. Or, likely, at a shopping center near you. However, if you want to find ethically-made, sustainable, and eco-friendly wear, the options aren’t as abundant. (Nor as easy to find.) But, don’t fret, we did the legwork for you…and […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Diarrablu Founder Diarra Bousso Talks Innovative Fashion and Design As Life

To merge one’s passions is a lofty goal, and being successful at anything often requires abandoning other distracting pursuits. For Diarra Bousso, however, her superpower lies in the synergy of her passions coming together. The entrepreneur, mathematician, and fashion designer hails from a long line of artisans in her native country of Senegal. Today, she […]

Everything You Need To Know About The Moms For Housing Movement

“There are four times as many empty homes in Oakland as there are people without homes,” states the Moms For Housing website, “No one should be homeless when homes are sitting empty. Housing is a human right.” And the world saw the mothers of Oakland who fought to get out of homelessness. Now after months […]

An Open Letter To My (and Everyone’s) Filipino Elders: Black Lives Matter To Us

Titos (uncles), titas (aunts), kuyas (older brothers), ates (older sisters), nanays (moms), and tatays (dads), and to my peers who have been silent. Your silence is deafening. For people who are so tight knit as a family and as a community, where are you now that we: your sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, adings (younger sibling) […]

Black Women Is The Business: Seven Bay Area Business Owners Talk On How They Make an Impact

As we round out to the end of February—a month that holds and makes space for so much cultural history. We asked some of Oakland and San Francisco’s prolific women of color business owners what impact they want to impart on our cities. Where do they find strength to keep going? Their inspirations? And who […]

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