It was perhaps an odd thing for a church girl to do, but New Birth Oakland member Omie Garba felt God had put it on her heart to hold a beauty pageant for young, African [...]
Vocalist Faye Carol will start a four-week residency Sunday, January 8 at Berkeley’s new music venue, the Back Room. Accompanied by Joe Warner on piano, the award-winning Carol will bring her signature repertoire [...]
The Lower Bottom Playaz are presenting Mama at Twilight: Death by Love, written and directed by Ayodele Nzinga at the Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway in Oakland.
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 [...]
Laney College recently hosted a celebration of the many cultures, kinds of music and people from across the world that make up the “Sights and Sounds of East Oakland.” &
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 [...]
Bruce Beasley of West Oakland is an internationally known sculptor who bequeathed his two-block cluster of studios and sculpture gardens to the Oakland Museum of California.
The community is invited to join Inner City Theater, Inc. as they bring another classic piece of American theater to life with their production of August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running”. It’s 1969, and change is [...]
San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is celebrating the completion of its a six-month, $1.3 million makeover at a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring artists, entertainment and community civic leaders Willie Brown and [...]
The Mare Island Museum is proud to announce the opening of their Spanish-American War Exhibit, highlighting the critical roll Mare Island played in a war that was pivotal to the United States’ history. The exhibit [...]