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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 [...]
CHBA

Bar Association Recognizes Chevron, East Oakland Youth Development Center

  The Charles Houston Bar Association (CHBA) hosted its Annual Gala and Dinner Dance, Saturday Dec. 6 at the Oakland Marriott City Center, honoring community-based and corporate community partners, public servants and law students in [...]
Oprah Winfrey (right) and Toyota Brand Ambassador Amy Purdy (left) with Kimberly Bryant (middle), founder of Black Girls Code, recipient of the Toyota “Standing O-Vation” Award on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. Photo Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc./George Burns.

Black Girls Code Founder Kimberly Bryant Wins “Standing O-Vation” Award at Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend

Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend recently made its last tour stop in San Jose, encouraging attendees to start living the life they visualize for themselves.
Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah’s “The Life You Want Weekend” Comes to San Jose

Oprah Winfrey will close out her national eight-city arena tour, “The Life You Want Weekend,” Nov. 14-15 in San Jose with a transformational weekend and a team of handpicked inspirational leaders, produced by Harpo Studios, [...]
First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church Hosts Concert Series

First Presbyterian Church of Oakland will host a concert series, “Arts Under the Spire,” as the church celebrates 100th anniversary of its building. All concerts will feature the church’s Rosales Opus 16 organ.The first concert [...]