Tag Archives: San Francisco

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 [...]

SF Celebrates African American Contributions

The 11th annual Celebration of Black American History took place at the Hotel Whitcomb in San Francisco, Feb. 25.   Called “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture,” the event featured Mistress of Ceremonies [...]
Bay Area vocalist Linda Tillery.

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Eclecticism remains Linda Tillery’s Forte

Ever since she answered a newspaper classified ad in 1967 that read, “Wanted: One Soul Singer” – which happened to be the title of her favorite Johnnie Taylor album – Linda Tillery has been one [...]
Book cover of "International Migration, US Immigration Law and Civil Society: From the Colonial Era to the 113th Congress."

USF to Host Panel on Immigration

The University of San Francisco (USF) is partnering with the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) to host a panel discussion on US immigration history, policy and civil society.