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(Back Row, L-R): Mistress of Ceremonies Christie James, Kiss FM 98.1, NCBW Members Cynthia Moten,  Evelyn B. Perkins, 2nd Vice President Ria Brandenberg, and Jean Osbay Bell. (Front Row, L-R): NCBW Member Mary L. Dixon, Founding President I. Lee Murphy Reed, President Maxine Hickman, and Supervisor Doris Ward. Photo credit:  Adrion Anderson - ADA Photography.

100 Black Women SF Chapter Awards Community Leaders

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s San Francisco chapter hosted its 10th annual “Bridging the Generations – Golden Girls Hats and Gloves Tea” Saturday, March 14 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. In [...]
The Metro College Success Program helps underrepresented students navigate their first two years of college.

SF State Receives $3 Million Award to Help Low-income, Underrepresented Students

By Beth Tagawa, SFSU News   The State of California has awarded $3 million to support the Metro College Success Program, which helps underrepresented students at San Francisco State University and City College of San [...]
Lady Bianca

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Lady Bianca Brings Urgency to Blues & Gospel

Whether wailing with her multi-octave pipes and rhythmically pumping piano in nightclubs and at blues festivals, or every Sunday morning at Oakland’s Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, Lady Bianca infuses her songs with breathtaking urgency. [...]
Senator Mark Leno

Senator Leno Introduces Bill to Close Ellis Act Loophole for San Francisco

Senator Mark Leno recently introduced new legislation that would help mitigate the negative impacts of Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco. Senate Bill 364 closes a loophole in the Ellis Act that allows speculators to [...]
Wolfram Alderson

USF’s Wolfram Alderson is Changing the Way America Eats

By Ed Carpenter, USF Magazine News Editor The University of San Francisco’s Wolfram Alderson is waging a national campaign to save American lives by changing the way we eat. If he succeeds, it won’t be [...]

SF Celebrates African American Contributions

The 11th annual Celebration of Black American History took place at the Hotel Whitcomb in San Francisco, Feb. 25.   Called “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture,” the event featured Mistress of Ceremonies [...]
Senator Mark Leno

Leno Bill Gives Homeless Youth Access to High School Equivalency Exams

Homeless youth across California would have greater access to the high school proficiency and equivalency exams under new legislation introduced by Senator Mark Leno. Senate Bill 252 would prohibit the Department of Education or testing [...]
Bay Area vocalist Linda Tillery.

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Eclecticism remains Linda Tillery’s Forte

Ever since she answered a newspaper classified ad in 1967 that read, “Wanted: One Soul Singer” – which happened to be the title of her favorite Johnnie Taylor album – Linda Tillery has been one [...]