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 [...]
Way to go! Nothing beats recognition when you’ve finished a project. Good job! Well done! Hearing those things is pretty awesome. But imagine working silently for years of your life while saving lives, [...]
Ethan Michaeli, who was once a reporter for The Chicago Defender in the 1990s, has written a new book “The Defender: How The Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America.”
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.
Leaders come from surprising places. The quiet girl that sits the next row over may know how to inspire people. The know-it-all in your class could own a business in the future.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Salty or sweet? This time of year, it barely matters; you’ve had your hands in bowlfuls of both in the past few weeks. How could you resist?
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 [...]