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African dancers performing in the Black History Month Celebration at the Hannah Gallery.

African Dancers at Hannah Gallery for Black History Celebration

The Nimely Pan Africa Dance Company presented a Black History Month Celebration Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Hannah Gallery in Marin City. About a hundred people came to watch the performance and enjoy the dinner [...]
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Bay Area African American Women in Music: Jazz Singer Mary Stallings Still Feelin’ Good After All These Years

Deciding on which of some 50 women to begin Women’s History Month in a projected yearlong series, “Bay Area African American Women in Music,” presented a dilemma since there are so many distinguished possibilities. &a
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Oakland Book Launch for “Reach”

What happens when 40 African American men share stories of challenges and triumphs in their lives? An exceptional book; “Reach – 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding.” Th
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Motown Soul Revue Teaches Influence of Music on Black History

Bay Area artists will bring their talents together on one stage for a charitable cause in the Motown Soul Revue on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Oakland native Kingdom the Crown says he finds inspiration in the art of Oakland. Photos by Ashley Chambers.

Oakland Artist Honors Black History with Powerful Message

Oakland-bred artist “Kingdom the Crown”, 23, has a powerful and descriptive message of the passage through slavery, from Africa to the modern African-American life. Tall, dark, and poetic, Kingdom brings a much needed voice into [...]
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San Leandro Library Kicks Off 2015 Big Read Program

Community members are invited to celebrate reading by taking part in the 2015 San Leandro Big Read, the largest reading program in the U.S. that brings together partners from across the country to encourage reading [...]