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Culture Currents

Culture Currents

Cultural happenings in SF and beyond.

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.”

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"

The Peacock Lounge revitalizes itself with Jazz Fridays

Black music is gaining a new foothold with the revamped Peacock Lounge and Gold Room.

Dental Robin Hood

The Marin City Health and Wellness Center has been working to restore the type of medical and dental services Dr. Coleman’s center was known for in the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.

City College set to collide with CSM football in the battle for the Bay...

"I think each year, City’s team gets better. We’ve had several excellent players and teams, but these players are stronger and faster.”

Nancy Cato helps us see ourselves through art

“It’s been a blast creating these images in one of the Blackest parts of San Francisco. It’s an honor."

The death of the Hip Hop legend: How corporate rap is killing the Hip...

In today’s era, where the motive is profit over cultural substance, artists are becoming disposable commodities with careers barely lasting a few years.

Child hands and legs and memory: two poems on Palestine

Not wanting to be one of the missing or one of the unable-to-be-identified killed, the little girl wrote on the inside of her palm in neat Arabic script, “If my hand survived, this is my name,” before she was slain.

LoveLife Foundation is putting love back in our communities

“Our annual Oakland’s Finest Black Tie Gala and College Scholarship Drive raises funds to give college scholarships to deserving Black youth to attend four-year colleges,” says Lacy.

‘Out of the Darkness’ comes an artist!

You can check out “Out of the Darkness” on Sunday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m.- 6 p.m., at 1981 Sutter St., San Francisco.

‘Crowns’ comes to the Bay Area Sept. 9 through Oct. 6

“Crowns” plays at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek from Sept. 9 - Oct. 6, 2023. 

Herm Lewis from Hunters Point tells his story: Part 1

We were legendary. We started off building a reputation from being young kids physically able to defend ourselves as far as street fights go, and then as the years went by, we all became attracted to the finer things in life.

Scends reminds us of our roots

Immediately when you walk in, you’ve entered history. Familiar Black icons hang on the walls, and the atmosphere is cozy and comfortable.

Historic restaurant Souley Vegan a pillar of Oakland cuisine

Souley Vegan owner Tamearra Dyson’s recipes were the first to make “a vegan lifestyle” possible to imagine for Black people’s taste buds.

A reparations explanation for angry white people

Reparations seem to be a problem only when it comes to making things balanced with Black Americans.

The beautiful, unsettling ‘Josephine’s Feast’ extends its run into this weekend at the SF...

For me theater is like church – it’s a space where all kinds of people can gather in the flesh and process what it means to be human together through live actors.

The effect of today’s Hip Hop on the psychology of young Black America

A candid conversation on the potency of hip hop on youth

‘Fantastic Negrito: Have you lost your mind yet?’ a review

Fantastic Negrito, having gone through many stages and names throughout his career, has understood the struggle one must go through to walk on the other side freer – more true to your being and the story you wish to tell.