By Mary Kenny, SFSU News A bequest from retired television writer and producer Toni Weingarten will provide scholarships for first-generation, educationally and economically disadvantaged students who want to pursue bachelor’s degrees in theatre at [...]
When 18-year-old Azariah Cole-Shephard speaks, people listen. That’s because Oakland’s newly awarded 2016 Youth Poet Laureate doesn’t just have something to say – she has a captivating, educational and unapologetically bold way of telling [...]
Cal State East Bay graduate student Ashley Walker believes music education is vital to all students, and thanks to a recent scholarship from the California State University Foundation, he’s one step closer to pursuing [...]
Facing down the threats of gentrification, three Black producers are keeping African and African American heritage alive in Oakland. On Aug. 20, Effie Tesfahun is holding the 4th Umoja Festival in West Oakland’s Lowell [...]
By Olga R. Rodriguez, AP San Francisco is getting another cultural treasure — a world-class museum to showcase the largest collection of Mexican and Latino art in the nation.
Professor Samuel Bennett, lead organist and church musician at Bethel AME Church, was honored last Sunday with a proclamation from San Francisco City Hall for his commitment to music and church service.
The independent production and distribution company D Street Media Group, has tapped Ephraim Walker to be the President of Production of D Street Pictures, which has its West Coast office in Oakland.
By Kate Abbey-Lambertz, Huffington Post As Oakland, California, undergoes massive changes, an art museum is calling on residents to speak out about being pushed from the city they call home.
The Lower Bottom Playaz Summer Theater Day Camp offers a free six-week summer program to Oakland youth. The camp concentrates on helping young people learn to act on stage and in the world. [...]
By Marvin X, BAMBD Co-Founder After the Oakland City Council made official the Black Arts Movement Business District (BAMBD) along the 14th Street corridor several months ago, not much has happened. The requested Universal [...]