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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 [...]
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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 [...]
BAM producer Marvin X and BAM Babies 3.0.

Organizers of Black Arts Movement Celebration Seek to Inspire Youth Celebration Kicks off Feb. 7 at Laney College

Organizers of the 50th anniversary of the Black Arts Movement (BAM) hope to inspire young people through literature with their upcoming celebration events this year. “We know reaching our children through literature will help deter [...]
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. Sponsored by Olay and Toyota, the weekend was filled [...]
Post Publisher Paul Cobb (left) and BAM Producer Marvin X.

Paul Cobb’s Vision for the 50th Anniversary Black Arts Movement

As the Bay Area prepares for the 50th Anniversary of the Black Arts Movement (BAM), the most radical artistic and literary movement in American history, Paul Cobb gave fellow writer and festival producer Marvin X [...]