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Black Arts Movement Business District Wants Artists to Have Affordable Housing

The Oakland Black Arts Movement Business District (BAMBD) is backing Mayor Libby Schaaf’s announcement of housing grants for East Oakland artists and is asking that the mayor also secure housing and space for the artists [...]
The aftermath of the fire that broke out at Ghost Ship in Oakland on Friday night. Photo courtesy of LA Times.

Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Caused by Housing Crisis and City Negligence, Say Tenant Advocates

In the days following the tragic fire at a converted warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people on Friday, the city and community members have been scrambling for answers to what could have led to [...]
Photo courtesy of Oakland Socialist.

The Fight Against Gentrification: Qilombo’s Upcoming Art Gallery Community center asks, “What is a Black Arts District without Black people?”

Qilombo Community Center of the Afrikatown and McClymonds district has teamed up with local Oakland artist and photographer Danté-Alexander to launch a monthly Art Showcase & Gallery on First Fridays.
Residentes de Oakland colorearon las ilustraciones de 'Visiones desde el Interior' para la creación de un mural colaborativo sobre las madres y los niños detenidos en los EE.UU. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Betti Ono Gallery: Art Exhibit Exposes Realities Migrants Experience in Detention

The Betti Ono art gallery opened its doors Monday evening to the public for the creation of a mural using images from the “Visions from the Inside” project, depicting the experiences and hardships of undocumented [...]
Milton Bowen showcases his art at Oakstop in Oakland. This display highlights the stereotype of "Aint Cha Mama" as a house maid for the slave master. Photo by Ibraheem Muhammad.

Milton Bowen Raises Historical Consciousness Through Art

  By Ibraheem Muhammad   Oakland born artist Milton Bowen hopes to educate viewers of his art and raise consciousness of African American history. And, his recent art presentation at Oakstop in Oakland does just [...]
USF artist Estria Miyashiro '92 and students paint a mural depicting Hawaiian culture and lore.

USF Students Transformed by Artist’s Mission to Serve the Underserved

Josue Rojas met acclaimed USF graffiti-style muralist Estria Miyashiro ’92 at a pivotal moment, perhaps the most pivotal moment of his life. He was surrounded by violence and hanging with the wrong crowd. Today, Rojas [...]
“The Great Migration of the Monarch Butterflies” mural by Rigo 23.

San Leandro Releases New Arts and Culture Video

Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter recently premiered a new video entitled, “San Leandro – Cultivating Art!” at the Alameda County Mayor’s Conference that was hosted at the newly-opened Twenty-First Amendment Brewery in San Leandro. Th
Marc Bamuthi Joseph is presenting "Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos" in New York's Central Park through June 20.

Local Artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph Inspires Dialogue about Black Joy through New Art Experience in Central Park

As part of Creative Time’s Dreaming in Daylight series in Central Park, poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph will present a new art experience, “Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos,” that celebrates Black life. <
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Wedding Portrait, 2012; acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, marble dust, fabric, and electrostatic transfers; 63 x 54 in. (160.02 x 137.16 cm); Collection SFMOMA. Photo: Don Ross.

Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA on View at the Museum of the African Diaspora

Jointly organized by the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA brings together about 50 carefully selected artworks that explore the [...]