Monday, January 24, 2022
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Culture Currents

Cultural happenings in SF and beyond.

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.

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.

More Wanda’s Picks for January 2022

Wanda Sabir offers great reading options in toasty coziness against the chill of winter’s breath outside.

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. 

GIRLFLY in the Gardens

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

Houston Grub Park: Food and food trucks are the core of the culture

The way Eric Hunter described his trip to Houston made me want to book my first, and mouth-watering at that, flight to Houston immediately!

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.

Maroon, The Implacable One

Whenever and wherever the People gather like a mighty Storm To fight for Freedom that hasn't yet been won They will always whisper with Pride and Respect The Power-filled name Maroon – The Implacable One

GIRLFLY in the Gardens

Finding their way and their place through poetry and sharing the fruit.

Jazz fusion band TBA will rock the Compound’s ‘Last Saturday’ TODAY 5-9pm

It's a fundraiser, accent on FUN! Amazing music-makers coming out to support Black media, SF Bay View and Black New World Media. Be there!

Honoring a Baobab in the Bay Area arts: Dr. ‘Papa’ Zak Diouf

The legacy of Dr. Zakarya Sao Diouf lives on from the heart of his shared humanity as Papa Zak transitions to join the Ancestors.

Wanda’s picks for January 2022: The body has seasons

In this New Year and beyond, can we courageously enter the painful conversations, and love each other enough to focus on the heart of our dis-ease in shared 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.

A Conspiracy of Flowers

At the International Tribunal 2021, poet Steve Bloom eloquently speaks his poem, ‘A Conspiracy of Flowers,’ to his friend also present, former Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera.

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 Poetry

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

Martin Luther King Jr., internationalist

Martin Luther King took inspiration from struggles for freedom around the world and used it to fuel campaigns for civil rights and against poverty here.
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