Tag Archives: Black History

How Black Descendants Of Slaves Can Discover Their Roots, Unlock Their Futures

  All Americans who are descendants of slaves will now have an opportunity to experience and share in the Alex Haley “Roots” dream by helping index the 4 million names of former slaves.

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.
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.
BAM Poet's Choir & Arkestra

Black Arts Movement Gala Opening, Feb. 7 Features Book Fair, Art from San Quentin Inmates, and BAM Poet’s Choir & Arkestra

  The Black Arts Movement 50th Anniversary Celebration will commence on Saturday, Feb. 7 in partnership with Laney College and President Elnora T. Webb, Ph.D.   The Bay Area-wide celebration will kick off with a [...]
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy will receive The Life Achievement Award. Major is a Black, formerly incarcerated, transgender elder. She has been an activist and advocate in her community for over 40 years. From the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion to her current work as Executive Director of the Transgender GenderVariant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), she continues to work for transgender and gender variant people inside and outside the prison system. A major documentary about her life  "Major" will be released this year.

“Generations” Celebrates Black LGBT Historical Experience

  “Generations: Black LGBT History Experience” is a free gala event sponsored by local organizations will take place Friday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the African American Art / Culture Complex, 762 [...]