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Culture Currents

Cultural happenings in SF and beyond.

Sacred condolences … and congratulations!

CONGRATS to Toriano Gordon on opening the new VEGAN MOB restaurant, in Oakland on Lake Park in the old Kwik-Way. Get yo “bbq” take-out, eat on the patio or drive-thru....

The Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series presents Anna Mwalagho’s ‘Never Thought I...

Immigration can be a form of erasure. The quicker the newcomer sheds her identity, the sooner she is accepted.

Diversity talk highlights anti-Blackness and Black erasure within the LGBTQIA+ community

Denial of anti-Blackness is an everyday occupation in the LGBTQIA+ community and in San Francisco specifically, making this conversation long overdue.

Wanda’s Picks for October 2019

African history does not start with slavery; however, American history does.

Long live the greatest threat to the internal security of the US, the Black...

On this 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers’ Free Breakfast Program, let us meditate on the incredible legacy of the original Black Panther Party. Although this is a plea for help and a call to action, this piece is also a dedication.

Resistance to the idea of reparations may be simply psychological

Wade Nobles, PhD – Photo: Jeffrey Chang, Highlander by Wade Nobles, PhD The newly wide-ranging discussion of reparations is being stimulated by the recognition of the...

#StokersSoWhite: 2016-2018, the fall of tokenism at the HWA

Black voices in speculative fiction aren’t new, but awareness of our participation in sci-fi, horror and fantasy is on the rise. This is partially due to the scandals and also to the increase in Black audiences in the sci-fi, fantasy and horror television and motion picture industries.

When our ancestors speak, LISTEN! Part 2

With the crises growing on each and every day, WE again appeal to our youth and adults to utilize every means to stop the wealthy and foolish fossil fuel industries and challenge every candidate for elected office to produce serious climate reparations proposals and practices.

Play and kids with ACEs: ‘That’s where everything is worked out’

When children are deprived of plentiful self-directed opportunities to experience all of the play types, they lose potential pathways to fully grow, develop and heal.

Black Panther veteran Dr. Regina Jennings publishes ‘Poetry and the Black Panther Party’ with...

Along with the Panthers visionary activism, they wrote and performed poetry. Panther poets “(un)consciously” recited language with body gestures to influence and inspire social change.

When Our Ancestors Speak … LISTEN!

I hope you will join me in supporting our youth-led “Global Climate Strike” in locations around the planet, from 20-27 September.

The Black Panther Party of 1966 and the New United Panther Movement: Continuity and...

Meet Shaka Zulu and George Katsiaficas, learn more, get involved: Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., at Freedom Archives, 522 Valencia St., San Francisco.

What do Oprah, Kendrick Lamar and ‘The Rock’ have in common? They want kids...

For teens and young people struggling with mental illness or childhood, learning about celebrities who’ve had similar experiences can be freeing.

‘My Father Belize’ screens Sept. 26 and 27 at the Oakland International Film Festival

It is important for our community to see love, understanding and forgiveness between Black males in a family, especially when the corporate media is so diabolically bent on showing us images of us as dysfunctional.

‘Tent City’ is a favorite at this year’s Oakland International Film Fest

The family suffers tremendously when a loved one has a mental health disorder or becomes homeless. It can destroy a family for generations.

Zap Mama, Saul Williams, Chef Bryant Terry, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and more make...

We have lived in the past metaphysically for too long. Now it is time to nosedive into the future to start on the creation of the “New Us.” Don’t miss Matatu – all this week.

#StokersSoWhite: 2016 Horror Writers’ Association boycott

“'Beloved' would have been considered gothic horror if it had been written from a white character’s point of view by a white author.”

Deep reflections for a world on fire: A review of two books by Victor...

We live in revolutionary times, by virtue of the fact that “moderate” reforms are totally inadequate to the planetary crisis we face.

The Haitian-based film ‘Lalo’s House’ screens at Oakland Film Fest

“Lalo’s House” is the story of human trafficking in Haiti, which is the favorite playground of Jeffrey Epstein’s bestie, former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Asante sana, Ayesha and Stephen!

In July, the Currys launched their new Eat.Learn.Play Foundation to continue supporting the youth in the city they’ve called home for the past decade.

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Artivists in Action and Solidarity: Rattle the KAGE Dec. 7, 4-7pm

Artivists in Action and Solidarity: Rattle the KAGE Dec. 7, 4-7pm! Busting down walls and opening doors through art, culture and education at the first annual Ratcliff Award celebration benefiting SF Bay View and Prison Focus. Y'all come!

Invitation to Bid for Southgate Road Realignment Project on Yerba Buena...

Invitation to Bid for Southgate Road Realignment Project The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (Transportation...

I will not be silenced!

The Trump administration has an overt and covert campaign of suppression aimed at journalists, activists and servants of the people – including Comrade Malik, who plans to edit the Bay View upon his release.