Mary Rudge, Alameda first poet laureate, died Sunday, Jan. 19 from cancer in her home with her daughter. Rudge was 85. She participated the day before she died in a celebration of poetry, art and [...]
By Vl Hudson Creator of the first multi-racial comic strip syndicated nationally in the USA, legendary “Wee Pals” cartoonist Morrie Turner died Saturday in a Sacramento hospital surrounded by his family. He was 90 years [...]
Bay Area actress and recording artist Zendaya and award-winning film “Fruitvale Station are among the nominees for the 45th NAACP Image Awards, which recognize the talents and accomplishments of people of color in television, music, [...]
By Barbara Fluhrer East Oakland Leadership Academy students and faculty attended a concert last Saturday evening at Holy Names University’s Regents Theatre featuring internationally renowned pianist Terrence Wilson.The day before the concert, the students had [...]
Nearly half of black males and almost 40 percent of white males in the U.S. are arrested by age 23, according to a new report. The study released in the journal Crime & Delinquency analyzed [...]
The long-running NBC sketch comedy program, “Saturday Night Live,” will add Sasheer Zamata to the cast this month, making Zamata the first Black female cast member hired in six years since Maya Rudolph left.
Stockton’s Inner City Theatre will be presenting a production of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic “A Raisin in the Sun,” Jan. 4-18. Playwright Lorraine Hansberry debuted “A Raisin in the Sun” on Broadway in 1959, the first [...]
“Would you get behind something if you knew it had the power to change your neighborhood?” That’s the question posed by the Oakland Super Hero Mural Project, a four-phase project that’s putting up exciting murals [...]
Courtesy of Variety Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western Massachusetts. He was 93.
“Family Christmas,” a musical drama performed last weekend at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Marin City, featured one family’s celebration of Christmas. In the play, each member of the Harrington family have a different [...]