Tag Archives: Black History Month

Tribute to Black Veterans

By Charles Blatcher III The National Minority Military Museum Foundation is holding a Tribute to Black Veterans Saturday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m., at de Fremery Recreation Center in West Oakland.
Oakland native Kingdom the Crown says he finds inspiration in the art of Oakland. Photos by Ashley Chambers.

Oakland Artist Honors Black History with Powerful Message

Oakland-bred artist “Kingdom the Crown”, 23, has a powerful and descriptive message of the passage through slavery, from Africa to the modern African-American life. Tall, dark, and poetic, Kingdom brings a much needed voice into [...]
Illustration of African hero Akiti in the book, "Akiti the Hunter." Photos courtesy of author.

Author Denise Ajayi-Williams Kicks Off Book Tour of “Akiti the Hunter,” African Super Hero

In celebration of Black History Month, author Denise Ajayi-Williams is kicking off her Bay Area book tour of “Akiti the Hunter,” the book adapted from a West African folktale that chronicles the heroic battle of [...]
Councilmember Abel Guillen (left) with Dr. William Love. Photos by Ken Epstein.

City Celebrates African Americans Who Have Made the Community Strong

Recognizing Black History Month, city councilmembers and Mayor Libby Schaaf honored a group of African American unsung heroes who have been dedicated in their work to better the Oakland community at the City Council meeting [...]
Micah Lubensky, who led the Generations event for 5 years, is seen here with Bishop Yvette Flunder, who received a Pioneer Award last year for her social justice of LGBT and her longtime fight in the battle against AIDS.

“Generations 2015” Celebrates Contributions of LGBT Black History

We live in a climate of continued racial oppression and pervasive homophobia and stigma, and it is time to embrace the history and journey of all Black people in America.
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Black Future Month: Examining The Current State Of Black Lives And Envisioning Where We Go From Here

By Opal Tometi, executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Reprinted from Huffington Post   Everyone knows that February in the U.S. is observed as Black History [...]
Carol Ruth Silver.

History-making Civil Rights Activists to Speak at Black History Month Celebration

San Leandro will celebrate African American History Month on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Main Library at 300 Estudillo Ave. in downtown San Leandro.Admission is free. Guest speakers will [...]