Tag Archives: San Francisco

Anti-eviction protest in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of www.antievictionmap.com

Uncontested Evictions Fuel Bay Area Housing Crisis

San Francisco’s eviction rate has increased by over 54 percent in the past five years and is currently at the highest rate within the last decade, according to a new report produced by the San [...]
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 [...]
(Left to right) Sitting:  LaNiece Jones, Tahitia Dean, Kathleen Sullivan; Second row: Juana Parra, Kanai Anderson, Quinton Taylor, Rodney Alamo Brown, Joseph Jackson, Taylor Hammond; Top row: Tanya Brown, Ernie Timoteo, Chara Williams, Jerren Thrower, Isaiah Attles, Nicole Brice, Cynthia Pardianas, Sonila Shakeel, MacDaniel Maisel, Emily Lozano, Kristy Hernandez, Francisco Salas, Josiah Zepeda, Baltazar Caceros, Phyllis Qualls, Ariel Vega, Marleni Albarran, Luis Lopez, Fasihia Parvaiz, Taran Saini.

Black Women Lead Communities of Color for Justice for All

On April 15, Black Women Organized for Political Action and the Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment (BWOPA/TILE) introduced over 100 attendees to the halls where California legislation is created.

City Expands Summer Programs for Children and Youth

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced this week an additional $1.8 million in funding to support programming to keep San Francisco children and youth engaged and learning over the summer months.
Dolores R. Gray is one of several African American artists exhibiting at the 26th Spring Open Studios on April 25 and 26.  Pictured here is her work titled "Looking Down the Road" (2005), a mixed media piece that is three-dimensional.  Open to the public just two weekends a year, this is an opportunity to view and purchase original fine artworks.

African American Artists Exhibit Original Works at Spring Open Studios

By Sally Douglas Arce     The 26th Annual Open Studios Shipyard Artists Spring Dream ~ Live With Art showcases 140+ exhibiting artists at Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios in San Francisco from [...]
An instructor trains youth in web and technology development in the Hack the Hood youth training program. Photo: Hack the Hood.

Hack the Hood Expands Youth Tech Training Program

Hack the Hood is expanding its program to five new locations this year to bring a unique tech training model where low-income youth of color learn technology skills by building websites for small businesses during [...]
(Back Row, L-R): Mistress of Ceremonies Christie James, Kiss FM 98.1, NCBW Members Cynthia Moten,  Evelyn B. Perkins, 2nd Vice President Ria Brandenberg, and Jean Osbay Bell. (Front Row, L-R): NCBW Member Mary L. Dixon, Founding President I. Lee Murphy Reed, President Maxine Hickman, and Supervisor Doris Ward. Photo credit:  Adrion Anderson - ADA Photography.

100 Black Women SF Chapter Awards Community Leaders

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s San Francisco chapter hosted its 10th annual “Bridging the Generations – Golden Girls Hats and Gloves Tea” Saturday, March 14 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. In [...]
Senator Mark Leno

Senator Leno Introduces Bill to Close Ellis Act Loophole for San Francisco

Senator Mark Leno recently introduced new legislation that would help mitigate the negative impacts of Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco. Senate Bill 364 closes a loophole in the Ellis Act that allows speculators to [...]
Wolfram Alderson

USF’s Wolfram Alderson is Changing the Way America Eats

By Ed Carpenter, USF Magazine News Editor The University of San Francisco’s Wolfram Alderson is waging a national campaign to save American lives by changing the way we eat. If he succeeds, it won’t be [...]