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Photo of Nas at the Queensbridge Housing Projects used in the film "Nas: Time is Illmatic". The film will show in a one-night-only nationwide screening Oct. 2.

Film “Nas: Time is Illmatic,” More than Just Music

Bay Area residents will have a brief opportunity this week to view the highly anticipated documentary, “Nas: Time is Illmatic,” which delves into the roots of rapper Nasir Jones’ 1994 debut album “Illmatic” that is [...]
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The Morrie Movement:  The Influence of ‘Wee Pals’ Cartoonist Morrie Turner

“The Morrie Movement: The Influence of ‘Wee Pals’ Cartoonist Morrie Turner” comes to the African American Center of the San Francisco Main Library’s from Nov. 8 to Jan. 29 at 100 Larkin St. in San [...]
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Final Plans for Big Celebration of All Things Positive in Stockton, Oct. 4

The final preparations are underway for the fourth annual Celebrate Stockton is Magnificent on Saturday, October 4th from 12pm to 3pm at Victory Park. Nearly 100 volunteers have signed up to assist in the setup, [...]
Eban Brown (above), guitarist, vocalist, producer, and songwriter, recently released his solo single, "Never Gonna Let You Go". Photo courtesy of Eban Brown.

Eban Brown Releases New Sound with “Never Gonna Let You Go”

Singer Eban Brown, lead vocalist of the 70s soul music group The Stylistics, knows a thing or two about jazz and clubhouse music. A renowned guitarist, composer, singer and songwriter, he recently released a solo [...]
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When Will Tagami Turn Over Army Base Property to CWS?

Connected with the implementation of the Oakland’s garbage agreement is the unsettled question of when the city’s agent Phil Tagami will turn over property at the Oakland Army Base Development so that California Waste Solutions [...]
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Council Puts a Wrap on Trash Conflict

The Oakland City Council declared a victory and a truce this week in the month-long garbage conflict with Texas-based Waste Management, the nation’s largest trash hauler, which was determined to force the city back into [...]