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DeVoine Entertainment celebrates 146 years of Black independence

Recognizing the 32nd anniversary of Black Music Month by Reggie DeVoine We’re moving toward the sesquicentennial of Juneteenth. It’s only four years until Juneteenth’s 150th anniversary! A lot has happened...

JUNETEENTH: June 14-17 4th annual Fight Toxic Prisons Convergence and June 19 2nd annual...

Time to turn up and turn out! by Comrade Malik Comrade Malik Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons “By anarchist spirit, I mean that deeply human sentiment which aims at the...

Wanda’s Picks for June 2012

...Island Way. Visit http://www.vallejojuneteenth.com/. Berkeley, Calif.: Berkeley Juneteenth is Sunday, June 24, 10-6, http://www.berkeleyjuneteenth.org/. Richmond, Calif.: West Contra Costa County celebrates Juneteenth with a Family Day Parade and Festival in...

‘We’re still here’: Kevin Epps celebrates 20 years of ‘Straight Outta Hunters Point’

Kevin Epps Guardian cover 2001 At a joyous Juneteenth gathering in the Bayview, the filmmaker reflected on Black art and resiliency in San Francisco by Tom Molanphy, 48 Hills On...

Wanda’s Picks for June

...special shows and some earlier shows on Fridays this summer, 6-8 a.m. Visit http://www.wandaspicks.asmnetwork.org. I didn’t get anything for Richmond Juneteenth or Sacramento Juneteenth or Berkeley Juneteenth, but if I...

Wanda’s Picks for June

...blocks from Ashby BART. Visit http://www.berkeleyjuneteenth.org/. For information, call (510) 655-8008 or email berkeleyjuneteenth@sbcglobal.net. This festival is free. The Juneteenth Festival in Berkeley was first organized in 1987 by several...

‘We need something real’

Bayview Hunters Point turned up at this year’s Juneteenth at Gilman Park. It takes the hood to save the hood! – Photo: Daryle Muhammad The people of 94124 speak up...

The heritage of our fathers

...Beth LaBerge, KQED At the Juneteenth Port Shutdown rally, Angela Davis told the crowd: “Thank you for shutting down the ports today, on Juneteenth … the day when we renew...

Wanda’s Picks for June 2013

...months at New York’s Second Stage Theater and then toured for nine months around the U.S. Juneteenth programs There are some great Juneteenth programs planned. Lorraine Hansberry Theatre is participating...

Wanda’s Picks: June 2021

This Juneteenth, sculptor Dana King, pictured here with her African Ancestors, is installing 350 Ancestor sculptures in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in an installation called “Monumental Reckoning,” representing enslaved...

Liberate the Caged Voices

...and edits to align with this month’s theme, Juneteenth. Juneteenth, described as Freedom Day, brings up a plethora of mixed emotions. And while I want to remain positive and recognize...

40 days and 39 nights: Wanda Sabir journeys with Sojourner Truth 

...were read at the Libations and Prayers for African Ancestors of the Middle Passage, Juneteenth Ceremony, June 18. There were events all day and the following day, the actual Juneteenth...

Prison Panthers and awakening the Black radical

...I clearly see the problem and now we are making moves in order to address it. “Juneteenth” – Art: Kent Black Action Commission of Kent, Washington JUNETEENTH On June 19,...

Wanda’s Picks for June 2011

...11, 2011, 6:30 doors open, 7 PM, show starts. Tickets are $12 adults and $10 students. For information call: (510) 712-2734 or visit www.firstoakland.org San Francisco Juneteenth kicks off with...

Reparations now! Pass HR 40!

...our Diaspora were excited to witness the Juneteenth (June 19th) Freedom Day congressional hearing on H.R. 40, “The Commission to Study and DEVELOP REPARATIONS PROPOSALS FOR AFRICAN Americans Act” (emphasis...

Decades of torture, hundreds of men, weeks of starvation – and still we aren’t...

...members and activists started organizing and mobilizing support up and down the state. Here, a sign at a Juneteenth event tells the news. The family members, in turn, would notify...

America needs a revolution

...a revolution. One of these protests was held at Lake Merritt in Oakland a week before Juneteenth (a holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States). Protesters waved...

Wanda’s Picks for July 2015

...I was there. It was my birthday weekend. Earlier that 150th anniversary of Black freedom or Juneteenth, I went to the Library of Congress for a Juneteenth and literary event,...

‘Straight Outta Hunters Point’ comes home 20 years later 

...on out to the Bayview family reunion and screening! This Sunday, Juneteenth 2022, 6-10 p.m. Pack the Opera House Sunday, Juneteenth, 6-10 p.m.  by SF Bay View staff “I’ve shown...

Attention California Black contractors!

...under the Project Labor Agreement by National Black Contractors Association What is a ‘Project Labor Agreement’ (PLA) San Diego and California state politicians raised Juneteenth flags to mark the end...