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Longtime friends and comrades in the Black Arts Movement, Marvin X with actor Danny Glover. Photo: South Park, Kenny Johnson.

Marvin X Recruits Dream Team for Black Arts Movement

Black Arts Movement producer Marvin X has recruited a dynamic “dream team” for the upcoming Bay Area Black Arts 50th Anniversary celebration next year, including actor Delroy Lindo and former Black Panther Party Chairwoman Elaine [...]
Regina Jackson, president and CEO of the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC)

Oakland’s Regina Jackson to Receive Citizen Humanitarian Award

Mayor Libby Schaaf will present this year’s annual Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award to Regina Jackson for her outstanding work on behalf of the Oakland community at “In the Name of Love,” the 13th Annual Musical [...]
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“In the Name of Love” Annual Musical Tribute to Dr. King, Jan. 18

Living Jazz will present the 13th Annual Musical Tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “In the Name of Love,” on Sunday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Dr. [...]
Christmas in Richmond volunteers helped serve food to guests at the Nevin Community Center on Christmas Day. Photos courtesy of Christmas in Richmond.

Annual Holiday Charity Event Brings Cheer to People in Need

After nine years of helping to bring holiday cheer to the less fortunate, volunteers and organizers of Christmas in Richmond rolled up their sleeves this holiday season to give back to the community. On Christmas [...]
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Stockton’s First Black Teacher, Mrs. Wilhelmina Henry, Turns 95

The Black Employees Association of Stockton Unified School District (BEAUSD) and the Aquarian Coalition will host activities to celebrate the 95th birthday of Wilhelmina Henry.   Henry was born January 20, 1920 in Columbia, South [...]
Left to right, BEO&FBL Community Leader Recognition Award honorees Pastor Michael McBride, Dezie Woods-Jones accepting the award on behalf of Mary King, Bernida Reagan, and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

BEO&FBL Honor Community Leaders

The Black Elected Officials & Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay (BEO&FBL) honored dedicated leaders in the community on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at its annual Community Leaders Recognition Awards celebration held at Impact Hub [...]
Shabaka Henley, Delroy Lindo, and Danny Glover perform a scene from August Wilson's "Joe Turner Come and Gone" at a rally to save Marcus Books on Saturday, December 13. Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

Delroy Lindo, John Burris Rally for Marcus Books

Rallying to support Marcus Books – Oakland’s historic African American bookstore – Delroy Lindo hosted the “Black Men Speak” series last Saturday with Danny Glover, Shabaka Henley, and John Burris at the Heart & Soul [...]
(Left to right) Jonathan Finlayson, trumpeter with Five Elements, Marcus Gilmore, drummer, Steve Coleman, alto saxophonist & leader of Five Elements, John Handy, prominent jazz saxophonist, Ron Finlayson, Brenda Pugh and Tilman Pugh. Photograph: Conway Jones

Award-winning Saxophonist Steve Coleman Performs in Bay Area

  Saxophonist Steve Coleman, whose quintet performed last Sunday at SFJazz in San Francisco, was honored recently with a MacArthur Fellow, an award presented to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in [...]