Monday, August 8, 2022
Culture Currents

Culture Currents

Cultural happenings in SF and beyond.

Bill Russell was a revolutionary

He lived authentically in love and determination – Rest in Power, Bill Russell

A name to conjure by: Sister Moon, Valjeanne Jeffers

Sister Moon “became a quiet foundation to a revolution long overdue.”

The Queen of Steamfunk: Valjeanne Jeffers in memoriam

Sumiko Saulson honors her friend and her legacy.

Agosti Weusi (Black August): Setting that example

Divine beauty and power in self-sacrifice, enhancing one’s consciousness and self-discipline reside in Black August practice.

Forward forever!

Transitions, struggles and victories – what's happening.

Love and a PraiseSong to a Mother, Ms. Billie

Forever expressions of transitioning Mother love and kinship returned to the Ancestors.

Getting recovery back like it was – before it got like it is

Education, self-advocacy and a set of principles can result in recovery success.

The passing of a maker of a Panther

Presente! Billie Jo Bottom-Brown.

The community occupation of Parker Elementary in East Oakland is almost 2 months old

As privatization worms its way into all aspects of society, Parker Community School strategizes for the long haul.

The 1st Annual Black August Film Festival is Aug. 13 in Pasadena

Black August Film Festival expands possibilities in the human experience and the freedom struggle.

Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center honors community members instrumental during pandemic

This COVID-19 pandemic response created a blueprint to impact other issues in Black communities.

Fred T. Smith, Race Man, part of the Black pantheon

Fred T. Smith, with a thirst for life and love for the People, leaves a legacy of brilliance as he goes home to the ancestors.

Thespian Michael Wayne Turner III is turning heads on Oakland stages

Be entertained and intrigued by the compelling complexities of the “Hat Matter: Thoughts of a Black Mad Hatter”

Teakakez Comedy Lounge is at Zanzi’s in Oakland on July 5

The dynamic duo of Pam and DJ have done a superb job at putting together a quality monthly event that comedians and the crowd can get excited about.

Remembering John W. Smith Jr., longtime ‘Mayor of Potrero Hill’ 1947-2022

John W. Smith remembered as powerful in his persistence to act for sustained vitality of his community in the midst of brutal gentrification.

The greatest love

Struggle infused with loving determination makes the prize possible.

‘We’re still here’: Kevin Epps celebrates 20 years of ‘Straight Outta Hunters Point’

“Home. Bayview. Means a lot to me.” – Kevin Epps

Songs of tribute to Paul Redd, home with the ancestors

Roaring free, Paul Redd transitions to the ancestors in the brilliance of a love remembered and shared by Brothas.

Johnny Depp: Huckleberry Finn at 59 

Johnny is an artist playing all these unfortunate guys who are judged harshly and get fucked around. He must defend the sad people that no one really notices.