Reparations are here!
Honoring Charles Eugene “Gino” Armstrong and fellow New Ancestors, still suffering Political Prisoners, Reparations and S. 40 are the center of Baba Jahahara’s offering.
Oakland’s Indie Film Night: an interview wit’ director and organizer Diaunte Thompson
Diaunte Thompson is an up and coming name in the Bay Area film world, not just because of his cinema and television directorial work, but also because of Indie Film Night, which he organized, where the work of independent filmmakers can be profiled and appreciated. The first Indie Film Night will be Thursday, Sept. 5, at Leige Spirits Lounge, 481 Ninth St., Oakland, from 6-9 p.m. Check this brotha out in his own words ...
Mother Brown’s serves up respect on the day of gratitude
While mainstream media wasn’t/isn’t looking – ever – Dr. Willie Ratcliff joined in love and gratitude at Mother Brown’s celebrating the Bayview community and Thanksgiving with the best homemade, healthy food laced with the usual warmth and good tidings to feed the spirit and body.
Poetry, prayers, protest against gentrification and displacement planned for MLK Day
On Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., noted Bay Area grassroots leaders will host a protest rally at the Oakland City Church to highlight the plight of the unhoused.
‘Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks out of Town in America’
Between the late 1860s and the 1920s, Black people were subjected to a form of ethnic cleansing that Hitler would later use as a precursor for the Holocaust.
Third Street Stroll 1113
HELLO! Good to be back on the scene talking about MY FOLKS! For decades, traveled San Francisco’s famed Fillmore and Divisadero Streets, writing about street action and Black life! So, here I am checking out the happenings on THIRD STREET, the heart and soul of the Bayview Hunters Point community – the LAST BASTION for African Americans in this town!
‘Mac Dre’ filmmaker Zachary Butler on Bay Area Hip Hop history
One of the most anticipated documentaries playing in the San Francisco Black Film Festival this year is “Mac Dre: Legend of the Bay,” which is about the short and productive life of the legendary Vallejo Hip Hop pioneer. Filmmaker Zachary Butler has rare footage given to him by Mac Dre’s mother of Mac Dre’s first performance as well as an interview with the one and only Mac Wanda, the mother of Mac Dre talking about her son.
Wanda’s Picks for February
We want to call the names of those who made their transition in January and offer condolences to their loved ones who have yet to cross that bridge. I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that Ave Montague is gone.
Sign our Reparations petition, support Pamela and Chesa for DA in Alameda and SF...
Baba Jahahara graces our humanity, touching all of our emotions with light on our beautiful people.
Musicians and entertainers struggling during COVID-19 pandemic
Even after California’s shelter-in-place is lifted, it will still be some time before musicians can once again get full-time work. It’s a fact that musicians are mostly hired to play for large gatherings, and because they don’t know how long social distancing will last, they are most likely to be last on the list in terms of resuming their normal workload.
At the collapse of the NFT economy, SFPD’s anti-Black participation will not be forgotten
CCSF Collective shines the shame light on SFPD’s love affair with Floydie NFTs.
Jean Damu says goodbye to his family and friends
Revolutionary journalist, scholar and activist Jean Damu, in his last public event Sunday, July 14, urged about 60 of his family and friends “to keep striving. I don’t have to pontificate; you know what to do,” he said in his usual firm style. The event, previously set for August, was held at the Veterans Administration hospital at Martinez, California.
A legacy of mistreatment for San Francisco’s Black special ed students
This is part of an ongoing series, “Learning while Black: The fight for equity in San Francisco schools,” being broadcast on KALW’s Crosscurrents. African American students across the country are much more likely than any other student group to be placed in special education, and that’s true at San Francisco Unified too. The district’s troubled history has plenty to teach us about what is and isn’t working for Black students with special needs today.
Oakstop joins the fight against gentrification in Oakland: an interview with founder Trevor Parham
I think Oakstop is something that young Black and Brown artists and entrepreuners in the Bay should be aware of. Trevor is looking outside the box for ways to keep some of Oakland’s culture insulated from the wave of gentrification generated by the techie land grab of San Francisco.
Black people are so tired
The following words lead off a Washington Post story headlined “Civil rights crusader Fannie Lou Hamer defied men — and presidents — who tried to silence her” by DeNeen L. Brown published Oct. 6, 2017:
Memory lives in the blood. Our ancestors live in us.
Precious shared humanity was honored and lifted by the Monumental Reckoning ceremony through Dana King’s 350 African Ancestors created in bronze and exalted unto the earth, sky and descendant beings by the Heart and Soul Center of Light and Glide Church choirs.
Honoring our African ancestors – ancient and modern, Ramses II to now
“Primary research is the greatest weapon against the distortion of African and African American culture and history.” – Manu Ampim
Beware of the hype from the Big-Time Gangsters!
by Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at 6262 AAAK /April 2022 JC-PG Africans Deserve Reparations! ‘Cause Black Lives Matter! Blessings of Imani (faith) beloved, brilliant, bold, brave and beautiful G-o-ds, Elders, Sis-Stars, Bro-Stars and youthful revolutionaries! May our Most High...
Eight-year-old twin sisters Kalina and Kalani cook their favorites!
Passed down from generation to generation, simple down-home recipes lovingly enter the next generation with twin sisters Kalina and Kalani through their grandmother, Barbara Harris.
SF State class of 2016 commencement speaker Richard Polote Jr. earned degree in Africana...
San Francisco State University held its 115th commencement at AT&T Park, with a crowd of 35,000 on hand to cheer for the 7,200 graduates in the class of 2016. The class was represented by two student speakers. Undergraduate speaker Richard Polote Jr. is a decorated U.S. Air Force veteran and received a bachelor’s degree in Africana studies. Like more than one-third of SF State students, he is the first member of his family to attend college.