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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 [...]
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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
Illustration of African hero Akiti in the book, "Akiti the Hunter." Photos courtesy of author.

Author Denise Ajayi-Williams Kicks Off Book Tour of “Akiti the Hunter,” African Super Hero

In celebration of Black History Month, author Denise Ajayi-Williams is kicking off her Bay Area book tour of “Akiti the Hunter,” the book adapted from a West African folktale that chronicles the heroic battle of [...]
Super Bowl 50 will be February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.

Super Bowl 50 is Open for Business

In November, The San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee launched Business Connect. 750 business owners attended two Kick-Off Workshops at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara and Moscone Center West in San Francisco. [...]