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Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Culture Currents

Culture Currents

Cultural happenings in SF and beyond.

Wanda’s Picks for May 2021

Wanda Sabir’s invitation to feel the perpetual shift and change of the world and it’s people’s stories opens portals for exploration and discovery.

Nekhet ankh, the life force: Kemetic Sciences Studies – an enlightenment

The ancient Egyptian Ankh is a symbol of our unification between human and the divine.

The blame game: Addiction is destroying our communities

Capitalism’s big pharma makes bank on Black and Brown communities while watching them die.

Family justice in an unjust world: A mother’s story of false allegations by doctors,...

Stop snatching babies for federal funds – Families in Resistance is exposing trauma and corruption in the web that is child welfare, police, hospitals and federal legislation.

Commemorating International Workers’ and African Liberation days

Keeping it real, honorable, celebratory and focused, Baba Jahahara brings our news home.

An African in America 2020: A mother’s hope for social justice

Racial violence and oppression tortures Black parents with never-ending anguish.

From E-RADication to Reparations

Students in the Deecolonize English Class are putting learning into action resisting RAD and denouncing displacement, incarceration and genocide.

Jerri Lange, Bay Area media legend, social activist, educator and author, has passed

Jackie Wright honors the life and legacy of Bay Area icon, Jerri Lange.

Shinobu, is this what solidarity looks like?

One hand, one heart . . .one world.

A hero’s welcome: ‘Heroes of Hip-Hop’ expansion coming to the George Moses Horton virtual...

Exit the numbing comforts zone and discover buried treasures in the ‘Heroes of Hip Hop’ at the George Moses Horton Project at Stanford University.

Free First 5 California kit remains essential to new parents, especially now

First 5 California debuted its informative and resource-packed Kit for New Parents to millions of families and caregivers throughout the state.

Ode to George Floyd, a poverty skola in amerikkklan

Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia expresses the deep connections in the love for comrades lost and the shameful reality of an intricately woven web of poverty, homelessness and mental illness, suffering and death, controlled and managed by murderous poLice, wite supremacy and gentriFUKing under krapitalsm.

Wanda’s Picks April 2021

Wanda Sabir presents a thoughtful journey considering the effects of the pandemic on our reality, and experiencing through memorial art, theatre, healing arts and poetry the beauty, trauma, wisdom, fight and survival of Black wom(b)en holding the possibilities of the future.

Solutions for Women: Empowering women through means, unity, sisterhood and solving problems

No woman is an island and eventually the life will serve up a brick wall challenge that another strong woman, having experienced and worked through a similar challenge, might be the opportunity for solution collaboration for empowerment. Solutions for Women honors the experience.

Free them all, ASAP!

Baba Jahahara never fails to offer up the beauty of humanity in community with his garden of loved ones transitioning, revolutions building, justice promising, freedom awaiting, movement posturing, humans imagining and congratulating outstanding achievements acknowledged. We feel the love.

Reclaiming Sacred Grounds: Black Lives Matter in memoriam

Reweaving the frayed fabric of the web of existence, the screening of “Reclaiming Sacred Grounds: In Memoriam Black Lives Matter,” followed by a panel discussion about reclaiming the land where Black people have been laid to rest, brings expanded possibilities to illuminating and reconnecting the past to the present and future in honor and dignity.

Celebrating the life of Lt. Sylvester Harris

The rich and loving life of Lt. Sylvester Harris journeys now to the heavenly realms, celebrated by all who have been touched by his good humanity.

Faceless but Seen

Tara Belchar opens a personal view of an increasingly familiar picture of the inhumanity of homelessness as ­brutal, most often imposed and more often ignored and dismissed as someone else’s problem. We created homelessness – the collateral damage of classist, racist capitalism. Our humanity is being tested by the challenge of taking responsibility for our creations.

Aiding the Bayview community during the COVID-19 crisis

Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community founder Phelicia Jones and Sistahs4JustUs have been, and will continue to be, a lifeline with focused effort to the community of Bayview Hunters Point providing crucial aid and necessities during the COVID-19 crises and beyond in dedicated humanity to care for those disproportionately left out.