A dancer holds a ‘Protection Shield’ created by artist Gale Madyun. The Prosperity Movement presents “The 2nd Annual Orisa Urban World Festival.” The festival..
In the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West side, music man, Billy Nichols a.k.a. Papadollabill, runs Boss Records. With over 50 years of producing rap, the..
Beverly Miles The tumultuous administration of President Donald Trump caught many people by surprise. Unfolding events have rattled their daily lives and certainties like a..
When independent filmmaker Shirah Dedman moved from the San Fernando Valley to Oakland, she asked herself: What happened to all the black people in Oakland?,..
UC Berkeley is receiving funding for the project, “Black Panther Party Research, Interpretation & Memory Project,” expected to last from Aug. 30, 2017, to Sept...
For their 1981 masters’ degree thesis project, U.C. Berkeley students Marlon Riggs and Pete Webster produced a 30-minute documentary film titled “Long Train Running” that..
The Oakland Public Library has appointed Susan D. Anderson, founder and principal at Memory House, as Interim Chief Curator at African American Museum & Library..
Ephraim Sykes (David Ruffin), Jeremy Pope (Eddie Kendricks), James Harkness (Paul Williams), Jared Joseph (Melvin Franklin), and Derrick Baskin (Otis Williams) in the world premiere..
Jeff Denson will teach a 6-week course beginning Wednesday, September 27 on ‘The Rise of Modern Jazz (1940-1959)”. During the 1940s and 50s, jazz transitioned from its..