Wednesday, January 26, 2022
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Culture Currents

Culture Currents

Cultural happenings in SF and beyond.

Jazz fusion band TBA is taking the Bay by storm

JR Valrey’s interview confirms no humdrumming happening here as badass TBA band lights it up in the Bay!

She worked for the Black press for over 48 years

Transitioning to the ancestors, Gail Cordelia Berkley-Armstrong is remembered with honor and deep gratitude. Rest in Peace and Power.

Houston Grub Park: Food and food trucks are the core of the culture

The way Eric Hunter described his trip to Houston made me want to book my first, and mouth-watering at that, flight to Houston immediately!

More Wanda’s Picks for January 2022

Wanda Sabir offers great reading options in toasty coziness against the chill of winter’s breath outside.

Oakland’s ‘Trap Nature’ man: Scid Howard speaks

Community scientist Scid Howard shares the human essentials of connection to nature to mitigate the ever-devolving and dehumanizing world of technology.

Martin Luther King Jr., internationalist

Martin Luther King took inspiration from struggles for freedom around the world and used it to fuel campaigns for civil rights and against poverty here.

Ishmael Reed’s ‘The Slave Who Loved Caviar’ at Theatre for the New City through...

Playwright, poet, satirist and giant-killer Ishmael Reed takes aim at the New York City art world with his new play about the life and career of Jean-Michel Basquiat through Jan. 9. Stream it live for only $10. Last show at noon today Pacific Time.

Wanda’s picks for January 2022: The body has seasons

In this New Year and beyond, can we courageously enter the painful conversations, and love each other enough to focus on the heart of our dis-ease in shared humanity?

Blessed HOLYdays and new beginnings!

Baba Jahahara takes us down familiar streets, but the trip is never the same through the neighborhood.

Kick tobacco for mental health benefits

Success at New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking and/or vaping could be the brass ring of accomplishments in 2022.

National Black Chamber of Commerce champion Harry C. Alford dies

Harry C. Alford leaves deep prints having innovated and inspired wide Black economic energies.

The maid’s son

Charles Nicholson illuminates how each human’s acknowledgement and telling of their own unique story might be the golden nugget for the unfolding journey.

Eye on Education

Education Reporter Daphne Young brings 99 percent good news and holiday cheer for the uplift we’ve been craving.

Honor and respect Iya Sojourner Truth

“Going home like a shooting star,” Iva Sojourner Truth stayed true to her path.

Maroon, The Implacable One

Whenever and wherever the People gather like a mighty Storm To fight for Freedom that hasn't yet been won They will always whisper with Pride and Respect The Power-filled name Maroon – The Implacable One

Honoring a Baobab in the Bay Area arts: Dr. ‘Papa’ Zak Diouf

The legacy of Dr. Zakarya Sao Diouf lives on from the heart of his shared humanity as Papa Zak transitions to join the Ancestors.

In memoriam: Honoring Mrs. Verlie Mae Pickens

The ripples left by her deep humanity continue to spread gently as Mrs. Verlie Mae Pickens transitions to the Ancestors.

Reparations for Bayview Hunters Point

Bayview Hunters Point may be blessed with clean indoor air if Santa has his way.

End corporate-military genocide and ecocide!

Baba Jahahara exalts the names of our new Ancestors, denounces the failures of COP 26, uplifts the ever-closer-reality of Reparations and victories for Freedom.

Gratitude during pandemic holiday times

Love service in community is the fabric Positive Directions Equals Change weaves.
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