By Yara Simón, Remezcla.com The late Celia Cruz will now be honored with a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. Cruz – who perhaps has one of the most recognizable versions of “Guantanamera”– got [...]
By Mary Kenny, SFSU News The 2016 Academy Award contenders have been announced, and once again, San Francisco State University alumni among those who have been nominated.
The San Leandro Public Library is hosting a Murder Most Foul forum on Saturday, Jan 16, 2 p.m., at the Main Library at 300 Estudillo Ave.
By Public Affairs, UC Berkeley News In a first, a graphic novelist has been picked as the new national ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and the honor is going to a UC Berkeley graduate [...]
By Donna Raminez Award-winning alternative Creole artist and accordionist Andre Thierry performed at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley Dec. 29. Thierry and his band filled the hall with holiday cheer and great [...]
City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney will ask the city council’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee next Tuesday to approve a resolution to designate the downtown 14th Street corridor as the Black Arts Movement [...]
By Sally Douglas Arce It’s remarkable yet true. For 50 years, the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra (BCCO) has provided free concerts. Eugene Jones, an African American who was a firefighter and had [...]
By Martin Johnson, The Root The past always informs the future, and never more so these days than in “Finding Your Roots,” the PBS program hosted by renowned scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., a [...]
By Mia Galuppo, Hollywood Reporter The African American Film Critics Association will honor veteran film and television director Reginald Hudlin at the 7th AAFCA Awards, which are set to take place Feb. 10 at [...]
The New Year’s Eve Black Comedy Explosion at the Paramount Theater Dec. 31 will feature the sounds of DJ Flash of the world famous Rick and Russ Show between some of the funniest entertainers in [...]