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Congressman John Lewis Talks History & Hope at the Calvary Presbyterian Church

Congressman John Lewis talked about history, freedom and the hope for the future at the Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco on Saturday Sept. 20. Lewis introduced, “March Book One,” a graphic novel that will [...]
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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.
Woman Old as Wisdom (Zakiya Iman Markland, right) leads the ensemble telling the life story of Oscar Clifton (Keith Wallace, left) in Ubuntu Theater Project's production of Marcys Gardley's "Dance of the Holy Ghosts" Photo: Natalie Khuen

Ubuntu Theater Project Hosts “Breaking Chains” Theatre Festival

Exciting theater festival focused on diversity and affordability features award-winning Oakland playwright, two military plays in an airplane hangar, a play entered in both the NYC and SF Fringe Festivals, and two one-woman shows – [...]
(left to right) Raiders Hall of Famer Willie Brown, Mayor Jean Quan, OPR Diretor Audree Tayor-Jones, Friend of OPR Executive Director iKen Luphoff and the Raiderette's accept the $200,000 check presented by Julie O'Loughlin  of Bay Area LISC.  Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

Oakland Raiders Gives $200k to Renovate Curt Flood Sports Complex  

The Oakland Raiders – in partnership with the National Football League Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) – on Monday presented the Friends of Oakland Parks & Recreation (FOPR) a $200,000 grant to help [...]
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Families Celebrate Life-Giving Transplants at Annual UCSF Picnic

By Scott Maier, UCSF News On a bright summer Saturday, dozens of children and their family members gathered at McNears Beach Park in San Rafael, listening to music, kayaking, having their faces painted, smashing piñatas, [...]
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“Motown: The Musical” Is a Must See

Whether it’s the classic songs by Diana Ross and the Supremes or the crooning sounds of Smokey Robinson, the music and the memories are captured in the Broadway production of “Motown: The Musical,” playing at [...]