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Culture Currents

Cultural happenings in SF and beyond.

Cuban leaders call for open doors with Black Community

by Jose Ricardo G. Bondoc SAN FRANCISCO, CA (3/24)- On Wednesday (3/13), a diplomatic delegation from Cuba met with the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce (SFAACC) in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood of...

‘The Rebel Girls’ film reckons with 60 days, 60 years later

A film honoring the mental, emotional and spiritual resolve of 15 Black girls

‘Let’s watch Mays’

Willie Mays was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Many who know the game call him the greatest. 

California Assembly member Mia Bonta donates $1.25 million to support the Black Panther Party...

On Saturday, Feb. 17, California Assemblymember Mia Bonta donated $1.25 million to support the Black Panther Party Museum

44th annual Black Cuisine unites Bayview Hunters Point on Saturday, April 27

From its humble beginnings in the senior center at 1706 Yosemite, Black Cuisine has become a community-wide affair, embracing diverse organizations and individuals contributing to its Black cultural flavor.

San Francisco State commemorates Malcolm X’s legacy

“When you start from slavery, everything looks like progress.”

Gold Beams hosts a fire event at West Oakland’s Crucible

The night at the Crucible was filled with creativity, fire performances and a bit of raunch.

LandBack: ‘We have together set the Shellmound free!’

“We owe this victory to the ancestors and every single person who stood beside us in this fight. We did it!” said Deja Gould.

Readers respond to ‘Dental Robin Hood’

Dental Robin Hood update

The current state of reparations: case studies from key American cities

The demand for reparations is not merely a call for monetary compensation; it is a fight for recognition and justice and for the country to live up to its ideals of equality and liberty

Black history: Time is elastic at Smith Clock Co.

For David Smith, restorer of grandfather clocks, time runs at various speeds: the stately historic time of the clocks, some from the 17th century; the efficient speed of his work as timepiece diagnostician; and the expansive pace of the raconteur who seems not to notice time’s passage.

Kalimba King Carl Winters provides the sound track for Black History Month

Carl Winters, the Kalimba King, will play jazz, blues, gospel and freedom and civil rights songs on 12 kalimbas (African thumb pianos) and let participants play them.

City College adopts a Green New Deal

“We all are responsible for turning the tide of climate change. As a public educational institution and one of the largest property owners in the Bay Area, we at City College have a moral responsibility to act and set an example for our young people and community.” - Alan Wong

The People’s Narrative: The Black Panther Party Museum in Oakland

"Happy Birthday, Huey" will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 17. Activities include the showing of a film, and the following night at the New Parkway Theatre in Oakland, filmmaker Cat Brooks will also display a movie she produced on Huey P. Newton.

Being separate and unequal at UC Berkeley

“Do you think Black writers do better at writing Black literature than white ones?” “Yes, of course, because the Black writers can really see what we have contributed to the world.” We like to grow and mature from having our stories told by us to us.

Troublemakers and system changers, healthcare that works for you

Z, acknowledging the effort change requires, said, “I know we’re all tired. But if I’m tired, I want to be tired and healthy. Don’t be afraid and intimidated. Go in there and be who you are, because truth don’t tremble.”

Full hearts, full circle: Dr. Gina Fromer leads with love at GLIDE

According to Dr. Gina, “[Rev.] Cecil basically told the entire board that Gina is in this position and y’all need to let her lead. Let her do her thing. She's going to move this organization forward.”

Black Bayview college students tell their success stories

“I go to Harvard University. 100% College Prep was part of that village that helped to cultivate me into the person I am today. I'm from Sunnydale and live in Bayview. My family is from here.”

Black Santa presides over Bayview Hunters Point family wonderland

“The holiday celebration and toy giveaway at the Opera House is amazing for the community. This event demonstrates how the Bayview Hunters Point community is a family and will continue to love on each other.” – Supervisor Shamann Walton

NAACP 10th annual Freedom Fund gala presents new generation of Black leadership

"The event not only celebrated, but also honored eight local individuals who have been making outstanding contributions to the cause of full democracy and equal opportunities for all"