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Oakland Pride is back in person, Folsom Street Fair presents Megahood...

Celebrating sexual liberation for all with Pride festivals, fairs and clubs all over the Bay!

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. 

Moving out of the virtual world, the Digital Divide and lessons...

Come and get 'em while they're hot – virtual, hybrid and actual – all events happening in your SF Bay Area neighborhood.

Pervis Payne remains on death row despite DNA evidence, new date...

To writer Sumiko Saulson, who still has their humanity intact, and to the Innocence Project, the story and path of Pervis Payne appears clear – he has been wrongly convicted and sentenced to be executed, although new DNA testing has not revealed his DNA on the weapon and he has intellectual disability. In the U.S. it is illegal for the state to execute Pervis under these conditions, but the state is going ahead anyway – because they want to, and who is going to stop them?

Diversity awards, online conventions, and authors incarcerated in the neo-slavery system

In humanity lies the delicious element of creativity and imagination and bestselling author, Sumiko Saulson, embodies the gifts of writing as do her comrades here, uplifted for their unique talents, including incarcerated writers behind the bars of the neo-slavery system.

Writing While Black for October 2020: Promising new African Diaspora anthologies...

Sunday, Oct. 4, the Bay Area Book Festival presents Berkeley #UNBOUND, an all-day, free, virtual mini-festival, kicked off with a ticketed keynote program on Saturday night, Oct. 3. Writing While Black for this October 2020 guarantees a superb abundance of boredom relief during the continuing COVID-19 reality.

Writing While Black August 2020: The Outer Dark Symposium goes virtual

If you missed the June 28 Afrosurrealist Writers event with guest moderator Brent Lambert of FIYAH Literary Magazine, have no fear. The entire Zoom event was recorded via a YouTube Live Feed and can be viewed online.

Why are African Americans more at risk for COVID-19?

Early data shows that Black Americans are more at risk for the coronavirus than other US ethnic groups; the death rate disparity is even starker.

A feast of Black-centered literary events lit up the Bay Area...

There were several interesting and exciting Black History Month and Afrocentric Bay Area events, some of which I personally attended and was involved with last month.

AfroComicCon does the Black comic book convention Bay Area style

One of the Bay Area’s most entertaining new Black convention offerings is AfroComicCon, which injects a healthy dose of Black culture into the family-friendly comic book convention. Comic book conventions are places where you can go to buy comic books and related gear, but they are not stuffy and academic. They are fun, all-ages enticing, and feature family fun entertainment that makes them especially attractive to teens, the young at heart, and people with young children.

Join us as we center diverse perspectives from the Black Speculative...

by Audrey T. Williams The AfroSurreal Writers Workshop of Oakland – and friends – will share from their speculative works in progress, followed by a moderated panel...

Alternative community under fire: Wood Street Collective is being threatened with...

People are being kicked out of the last place they could park or build shelters. The City of Oakland has not provided alternative places to be and the planned “safe parking lot” is months from completion.

Mass murder, white supremacy and anti-miscegenation

We have a white supremacy and mass murder problem in the United States. These shooters hang out in the same 8Chan forums that promote racism, anti-miscegenation, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.

‘Black Magic Women’

Feb. 15 is the official release date for “Black Magic Women: Terrifying Tales by Scary Sisters,” associated with the reference guide “100 Black Women in Horror.” The new book is being released on Mocha Memoirs Press, a publishing house out of North Carolina that does a lot of work with Black authors and women authors alike and is owned and operated by Nicole Kurtz, an African American woman.

In memory of Gregory Matthew Hug

Gregory Matthew Hug, 31, of San Francisco, California, died May 26, 2017. Born March 28, 1986, in St. Charles, Missouri, he was adopted by Dianne and Leonard Hug when he was 6 years old. His birth name was Gregory Farlane. He graduated from Hermann High in the Class of 2004 and attended City College of San Francisco 2008-2009. Greg loved cats and was known as an animal lover. He was a proud member of the Juggalo community, the Gothic community and the Church of Bast.
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