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Top from left: Tom Bowden, Commemoration Plaque on 7th Street for “Terrible Tom” Bowden, Fillmore Slim. Bottom: Richard Younger, Skip Hudson, Michael Skinner, Niklas Nordstrom, and Bernard Anderson. Photos by Godfrey Lee.

“Terrible Tom” Bowden Brings the Blues Back to 7th Street

By Roberta Cobb and Godfrey Lee   “Terrible Tom” Bowden brought the Blues back to 7th Street in West Oakland on Friday, March 20.   Bowden, Fillmore Slim, and their special guests performed at One [...]
Bobby Brackins in Oakland's Maxwell Park.

Bobby Brackins, Creating Music to Top the Charts

When talking with artist and songwriter Bobby Brackins, it’s natural for one to be in awe of his musical ingenuity. He first entered the music scene with his 2010 hit “143” and has since penned [...]
Dee Dee Simon.

Dee Dee Simon Delivers on Stage and as Death Row Nurse

“Simon’s on the radio!” an inmate on San Quentin’s death row called out early one morning two years ago. Other cheers of excitement filled the cellblock, leaving guards puzzled about what all the fuss was [...]
Narada-Michael-Walden

Narada Michael Walden Foundation Awards Scholarships to Marin Students

Narada Michael Walden Foundation (NMWF), in partnership with San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, will award eight scholarships to the university’s 2015 Pre-College Summer Art Program. <
Felicia Bridges at the controls in the studio for the "Talk 2 Teacher" radio show.

Felicia Bridges Hosts Student Voices on “Talk 2 Teacher” Radio Show

Special to the Post   Students don’t often get asked their opinion about school or life, but Oakland educator Felicia Bridges is giving all students with something to say an opportunity to share their experiences. [...]
Ernest J. Gaines. Photo: Jason Miccolo Johnson.

Entries Accepted for Ernest J. Gaines Literary Award

Entries are being accepted through Aug. 15 for the ninth annual Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Information on criteria and entrance forms for the award, which includes a $10,000 cash prize, is available [...]