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Lyfe in Los Angeles in a corner of his sky rise home. Ise's house is filled with books, artifacts and artwork reflecting his faith, studies, and curiosities.

East Oakland Native and Social Entrepreneur Ise Lyfe Still Gets Business Done on Behalf of the People Returns to Oakland on January 26th to perform Highly Successful Independent Album "Slave Revolt"

  Oakland’s native son, Ise Lyfe, has seemingly done it all. From HBO Def Poetry Jam and Huffington Post Contributor to Ted Talk and guest lecturer at over 50 universities domestic and abroad, Ise Lyfe [...]
“I realized you can make a really huge impact by making films," said Guinea. "You can change public opinion and reach the hearts and minds of people you wouldn’t ordinarily have access to. For me the priority was documenting the experiences of the Latino community and queer communities of color.”

SF State Student Receives Prestigious Princess Grace Award for Film

  By Mary Kenny, SF State News   SF State graduate student Candy Guinea recently received the prestigious 2016 Princess Grace Award, which honors a new group of emerging artists in theater, dance and film [...]
Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins and harpist Ann Hobson Pilot.

Four Seasons Arts Opens 57th Season

  Four Seasons Arts, one of the oldest music series in the Bay Area, is announcing its new season.   Harpist Ann Hobson Pilot and Kelly Hall-Tompkins will open the season on Oct. 10 at [...]
Jeanie Tracy

Bay Area African American Women in Music: How Dance Music Diva Jeanie Tracy Survived the Death of Disco

Disco music may have fallen from mainstream favor in 1979 – its rapid decline that year fueled by often racist cries of “disco sucks” and by a crate full of disco records being blown up [...]
San Francisco Black Film Festival Director Patrick Gilles (L) and businessman Charlie Walker discussed the new film, "America Is Still The Place" at the African Plural Art Gallery. Photo by Carla Thomas.

The San Francisco Black Film Festival Celebrates 17th Year

The San Francisco Black Film Festival, completing its 17th year, featured nearly 100 films throughout the city last week.   The festival showcased the work of dozens of emerging and established filmmakers, including “Beyond the [...]