Friday, June 21, 2024

Culture Currents

Cultural happenings in SF and beyond.

‘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.

Racism appears even in a place of grief

Often Black people are mishandled even when grieving a fresh loss of a loved one because there is little consequence to mishandling such a vulnerable community.

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.

Azi Taylor introduction!

"I realized that this is a newspaper that speaks to the Black community as well as gives the community a voice."

AfroComicCon comes to Oakland on Sept. 17

AfroComiCon is an annual event that celebrates and showcases Black excellence in the fields of art, media, tech and entertainment, as well as the realms of Black speculative literature, fiction, comic books, graphic novels, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, animation and related media

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.

The SF Bay View’s Community Journalism Program successfully trains Black citizen journalists

We need politically educated journalists who are sensitive to the community’s pain and struggle.

A reparations explanation for angry white people

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

‘Get your ass in the water and swim like Aaren Rudolph!’

You students should begin the new school year by jumping in the water and swimming your asses off – just like Aaren Rudolph did.

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.

Tallio is serving up more than coffee

What Tallio’s provides is affordable respect, which is priceless to someone who is often denied respect simply because of how they look.

Remembering Garfield Belfon on African Martyrs Day

“The police become necessary in human society only at that junction of human society when it is split between those who have and those who ain’t got.” – Omali Yeshitela, chairman, African People’s Socialist Party

‘Tina’ the musical: a review

If you are a fan of bombastic light shows reminiscent of concerts, Black music performed with passion, then the Tina musical is for you. The play adapts and depicts the turbulent life of Black musical legend, “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Tina Turner.

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

The Nairobi report back

On the first microphone I’ve ever touched on the continent, I find myself moving fast through poems, but it feels more like the sentient life of a tree.

Honey’s delight: Exploring the medicinal properties of East African honey

It was when I started to talk with the farmers at the market in Meru that I learned about honey in Kenya. I learned that it is considered medicine in Kenya. In fact, the swahili word for honey is the same as medicine, Dawa.

Black New World Media Awards healing, validating – a success!

“It’s a night of Black Power to honor the people doing the work right now,” said Allyssa Victory, the night’s master of ceremony.

All about the online show ‘Resolving Racism’

Our goal is to point out the fact that America doesn’t soar because it isn’t an eagle. And if we want America to get to eagle status, its whole make-up needs to change.