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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 [...]
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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BWOPA Member Yolanda Jones Turns Personal Tragedy into Professional Triumph

Like many people, Yolanda Jones has undergone a fair share of personal tragedy. She was a victim of domestic violence for 14 years while also working to raise her disabled son who was has cerebral [...]
The Talk co-host Aisha Tyler. Photo courtesy of CBS.

Aisha Tyler on ‘The Talk’ and Being a Career Woman

The daytime television show The Talk kicked off its fifth season this month on CBS with hosts Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, and Julie Chen.
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Richmond Hosts “Put the Guns Down” Free Community Event

In 2007 Richmond California was ranked America’s ninth most dangerous city. In 2013 Richmond was ranked America’s 69th dangerous city. Homicide rates are dropping nationally, but not steep enough. The homicide crisis in the black [...]
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Say It Loud With a Unified Voice: Women Support Nat Bates for Mayor

Over 150 people gathered at Salute’s Restaurant on Thursday, August 27th for a reception hosted by Black American Political Action Committee of Contra Costa County (BAPAC), Richmond Police Officers Association (RPOA) Richmond Firefighters Local 188, [...]