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Narada Michael Walden Foundation Awards Scholarships to Marin Students

Narada Michael Walden Foundation (NMWF), in partnership with San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, will award eight scholarships to the university’s 2015 Pre-College Summer Art Program. <
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Bayside Students Compete in First Robot Games

By Denise Suto The Robotic Club at the Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy participated in the ROBOGames this past Saturday in San Mateo. The ROBOGames are the ‘Olympics of Robots,’ where the best minds [...]
Left to right: Jolayjah Foote, Rachel Gutierrez, Jenifer Salgado Lopez, Mikyla Williams, Renelle Damasco, Nancy Hoang, Alma Lucas, and Natalie Nong.

Young Women Explore the Future at Women’s History Event

Performing Stars of Marin recently held their second annual event, “ENLIGHTEN,” in recognition of Women’s History Month on Saturday, March 21 at the Manzanita Recreation Center in Sausalito. Over 200 people attended, including professional career [...]

Dizzy Wright, Casey Veggies, Pell Will Perform at Benefit for Eric Garner’s Family

The Bay Area event production collective HGMNY is hosting a “Concert for Justice” to benefit the family of Eric Garner, Thursday, April 9, at the New Parish, 579 18th Downtown Oakland. The fundraiser will [...]
From left: Lashawn Holcomb, Alvin Gilmore, ChauntiAna Thomas, W. Allan Taylor, Ricardo Moncrieff, Carol Thomas, Reggie Murray, and Oshalla Diana Marcus. (Not shown: Chauntina YaVette Keene-Thomas). Photo by Godfrey Lee.

Readers Theater Puts on August Wilson’s “Piano Lesson” at Hannah Gallery

August Wilson’s play “The Piano Lesson” was performed at the Hannah Gallery in Marin City Friday, Feb. 27. Oshalla Diana Marcus directed the play, presenting it as a Community Readers Theater in which actors read [...]
African dancers performing in the Black History Month Celebration at the Hannah Gallery.

African Dancers at Hannah Gallery for Black History Celebration

The Nimely Pan Africa Dance Company presented a Black History Month Celebration Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Hannah Gallery in Marin City. About a hundred people came to watch the performance and enjoy the dinner [...]
Adults, left to right: Ida Times, Dr. Shirley Thornton, Judge William Stephens, Ignacio Vallejo, Robyn Bartkowski, Joe Terry, Dr. Afriye Quamina, Felecia Gaston, Lynn Zambrano, Lewis Jordan, Lt. Scott Anderson, and Otmane Bennani. Front row: Jonnette Newton, Denni Brusseau, and Katie Terry. Children are Jonathan Hernandez, La’Sarah Smith, Damysia Walls, Henry Escobar, Insear Carpenter, Eliass El Qossari, Majed El Qossari, Narottam Hammari, Amahji Cook, and Nicholas Gardner.

New Bicycles for Students at Bayside MLK Academy

Second-, third-, and fourth-grade students at the Sausalito Marin City School District’s Bayside MLK Academy can now receive new bicycles.   Corporate Vision and Turning Wheels for Kids are now offering 35 bicycles complete with [...]

Oakland Book Launch for “Reach”

What happens when 40 African American men share stories of challenges and triumphs in their lives? An exceptional book; “Reach – 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding.” Th