Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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Culture Currents

Cultural happenings in SF and beyond.

Give Dr. King the birthday present he wants: VOTE in Cali’s March 3 primary

What would MLK think about our fractured and divisive country and world of today? He would be shocked by so many unhoused, hungry, suffering people, mass incarceration, children in cages, extreme poverty, the climate crisis, and trillions spent on the Pentagon, ongoing wars and now, nukes in space (Space Force), a new war for oil looming, and extreme income inequality. He would be upset by the lying fascists running and ruining our country.

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.

Support Real Journalism!

The Minister of Information JR teamed up with http://spot.us on doing a 20 minute audio documentary on the Village Bottom Farms, in West Oakland.

The Juneteenth Holiday and Kujichagulia, or self-determination

Always enlightening, Baba Jahahara shares honor and gratitude for the paths of our humanity, uplifts the work necessary for changes and serves a healthy dollop of food for thought.

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

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

Humanists – where are you?

As described by Jay Rene Shakur, the crucial element necessary to reclaim dignity and social well-being as human beings, is the heart of humanity, and humanism itself. Yet humanism today seems obscured, lost, hidden, withdrawn or morphed, leaving the front lines and leadership disadvantaged in the fight for our humanity.

Five things young African American women can do to cope with breast cancer

Learning that you have breast cancer can be one of the most shocking and life altering moments of your entire life. The initial diagnosis can bring on feelings of not only worry, but life’s fragility. The idea of time being precious no longer seems like something that you just say in passing when talking to friends. Your time really does become precious and your sense of purpose kicks into overdrive.

Bay Area personalities and musicians come out for the Dec. 4 Black media fundraiser!

Ghana becomes a bridge of rediscovery, reclamation and celebration of Black lives weaving the threads back together where they have been frayed.

On Sunday, Rosie the Riveter Trust will celebrate ‘We Can Do It!’ spirit and...

Rosie the Riveter Trust celebrates in respect and honor the 100th birthday and contributions to community and planet of icon and can do woman, Betty Reid Soskin.

Professional athletes are showing America just how powerful labor really is

The wave of strikes by athletes against racist police violence is not ebbing. On Thursday night, the New York Mets and Miami Marlins took the field, held a 42-second moment of silence (in honor of Jackie Robinson), and then walked off. They left behind a shirt that read “Black Lives Matter” on home plate.

Homefulness the world

With Indigenous leadership, solutions have been seeded, planted and launched in Homefulness No. 3 with world-view in so-called Bellingham, WA.

Buy Black Wednesdays!

Buy Black Wednesdays and keep Black dollars spending and circulating power through the Black community!

A reflection on pain

The stories of domestic violence against women around the world is told again and again. Is this the telling we listen to, the one we hear, the one we feel, the one we commit ourselves to by standing in her place and saying “No More”?

Wanda’s Picks for January 2021

Wanda Sabir always brings the best treats to the party and this new year 2021 is no different. Preluding with the celebrations and remembrances in Kwanzaa and then deftly moving along to delicacies of movies, art, poetry and jazz, we are filled with satisfied contentment.

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.

Kick tobacco for mental health benefits

Success at New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking and/or vaping could be the brass ring of accomplishments in 2022.

Blessed HOLYdays and new beginnings!

Baba Jahahara takes us down familiar streets, but the trip is never the same through the neighborhood.

Commemorating our sacred Alkebulan-Afrikan Story

Emerging through the other side of the first month of 2021, Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkerbulan-Ma’at honors those transitioning to the realm of the Ancestors while bringing us into February and all that is to be appreciated, learned and embraced as the path of the movement demands. Revolutionary Love and Reparations Now!

How to live free … guaranteed!

The telling of a lived experience of addiction like Martin X shares in this writing beckons that person searching for the open door of healing support in places like Positive Directions Equals Change right here in our Bay View Hunters Point community.

Music executive Atron Gregory talks about signing and working with the late Shock G...

Shock G Day will include a community feed with the East Oakland Collective, a motorcade from East Oakland to West Oakland, a free Digital Underground concert and tribute at Oakland’s City Hall, then an after-party at the New Parish.
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