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San Francisco Pride Honors African American Art & Culture Complex Directors as 2021 Grand Marshals

The Western Addition’s African American Art & Culture Complex co-executive directors Melonie and Melorra Green have been elected in an online vote as Community Grand Marshals. “SF Pride wishes to thank the hundreds of people who voted for the general public’s choice of 2021 Community Grand Marshals”, said the SF Pride team on the nominations, […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

Class Of 2020: James Juanillo—Founder and Activist

When it came to curating this list, in the midst of a cultural upset, a global pandemic, and a civil war amongst the people—we were at a crossroads. How do we create a Class Of guide when the world seems to be falling apart every single day, how do we honor people and their achievements […]

Class Of 2020: Breanna Sinclaire—Opera Singer

When it came to curating this list, in the midst of a cultural upset, a global pandemic, and a civil war amongst the people—we were at a crossroads. How do we create a Class Of guide when the world seems to be falling apart every single day, how do we honor people and their achievements […]

‘HOUSING BLACK’ Mural Debuts in Tenderloin, Bringing Attention to Black Homelessness in San Francisco

Yesterday afternoon, philanthropic creative Malik Seneferu unveiled the massive “HOUSING BLACK” street mural on Tenderloin’s Golden Gate Avenue—echoing a chromatic call to fight the housing disparity and insecurity that runs rampant in the city. And across the Bay Area, for that matter. Developed in collaboration with a bevy of organization and community notables—Code Tenderloin, St. […]

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