Saturday, November 27, 2021
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Culture Currents

Cultural happenings in SF and beyond.

Burned alive for sleeping outside

Never to mince words, Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia points out: “Krapitalism kills everything – people, animals and love.”

Wanda’s Picks for October 2021

With eye and heart on fine tuning the soul and its reality, Wanda Sabir explores the layers of humanity’s offerings.

Wanda’s Picks for June 2020

Happy Juneteenth or Black People’s Liberation Day, June 19, 1865! Stay strong folks and be safe. Fists up to the youth who are leaders in this Movement for Racial Justice and their parents who raised them righteous.

Singer Stacy Audriene is featured on D’Wayne Wiggins upcoming tour to Ghana

The D’Wayne Wiggins Presents tour brings Stacy Audriene and friends’ music and more into the loving arms of Ghana this December.

The San Francisco Black Film Festival XXI Tribute to Jeff Adachi

The San Francisco Black Film Festival’s 21st anniversary season runs June 13-16, kicking off with a media preview, briefing and tribute to the late Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender and filmmaker, on June 12, 4-6 p.m. Kali O’Ray and Katera Crossley, SFBFF Festival co-directors want to honor a friend to the festival, whose work, “America Needs a Racial Facial,” debuted in 2016.

Legendary composer Marcus Shelby is bringing his opera ‘Harriet’s Spirit’ to the Bayview Opera...

“Harriet’s Spirit” will be on stage at the Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third St., between Oakdale and Newcomb, today and tomorrow, Nov. 13 and 14. Performances are at 1 p.m and 4 p.m. on Saturday, with the final performance at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Register at https://operaparallele.org/harriet/.

GIRLFLY in the Gardens

With intention on Land, Belonging and Racial Justice in the worlds of young women and non-binary people, GIRLFLY in the Gardens plants the seeds for dance and poetry’s blooming revelations.

Love! Life! Healing! Reparations now!

Baba Jahahara reminds us to act in healthy ways, pays honor to new Ancestors and Ancients, and brings renewed energy to healing, Reparations and freeing our political prisoners.

Bay Area-based wordsmith Marisha Ashanti is touring Ghana with D’Wayne Wiggins of Tony, Toni,...

Marisha Ashanti shares her excitement for the upcoming D’Wayne Wiggins of Tony, Toni, Tone tour to Ghana. 

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.

Writing While Black: Fall 2021

Writing While Black in Fall 2021 brings advantages with both more in-person and still-plentiful online conventions, and spiced with a scandal that’s inspiring changes and ended well too. 

Keidra is returning to Ghana wit’ D’Wayne Wiggins of the Tonys and a tour...

Keidra’s first trip to Ghana inspires her return this December to make the Oakland 2 Accra Connection with music, heart and humanity.

POCC speaks before the United Nations: an update wit’ POCC Chairman Fred Hampton Jr.

This is terrorism. (We should) not wait for some white left producer to later come out with some movie when it is safe to say, “OK, this is wrong."

Up and coming: an interview wit’ the rap group Hairdoo

We make soul music coming directly from the spirit. We combine styles of the diaspora and hit it with the Juju stick, to make it hit.

Life after graduation

Because I have someone in my life who cares, I now have a future filled with possibilities and I look forward to what the future holds for me after graduation.

Our People

Dillon Avery Harp’s poem uplifts the depth of his Black and human/planet rights-focused love and respect for his people and the journey.

A journey into sound: an interview wit’ Fiyawata

They say that balance is the key to the universe, yet there are only a few groups in Hip Hop that include male and female musicians.

GIRLFLY in the Gardens

Like new leaves emerging on the twig, GIRLFLY participants poetically acknowledge their vital humanity of belonging.

GirlFly Poetry

Young GirlFly women diving into and expressing deep connections from Quesada Gardens.

Up and coming: an interview wit’ the rap group Hairdoo

We make soul music coming directly from the spirit. We combine styles of the diaspora and hit it with the Juju stick, to make it hit.
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