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Members of Awon Ohun Omnira perform the Ring Shout around an altar in memory of enslaved people at a Juneteenth celebration. Photo by Yesufu Shangosola, 2013.

Juneteenth: Celebrating the Roots of Freedom in Oakland

While parades and festivals mark the Juneteenth holiday in San Francisco, Berkeley, Vallejo and Tracy, Omnira Institute’s 9th annual Juneteenth observation in Oakland focuses on prayer and remembrance.
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SF Black Film Festival

  The San Francisco Black Film Festival XVIII will celebrates its opening night Thursday, June 16, 6 p.m. at San Francisco State University School of Cinema’s August Coppola with a screening of the international love [...]
La Misa Negra is a unique Oakland band which plays a mix of cumbia and Afro-Colombian dance music. Photo by Jaron Epstein.

“Sights and Sounds of East Oakland” Celebrates Art, Music and Resistance

Laney College recently hosted a celebration of the many cultures, kinds of music and people from across the world that make up the “Sights and Sounds of East Oakland.” &