Friday, May 1, 2015

Doing the Right Thing - Marilyn Mosby is just what Baltimore Needs

Marilyn Mosby

Can I get an "Amen?"

How many of you were just as surprised as me to find out that the lawless "cops" who essentially murdered Freddie Gray were going to be held accountable for their actions. 

Guilty as charged.

And while this week has brought on a range of emotions for anger to sadness to fear to relief.

Although there has been much sadness heaped upon Baltimore since the tragic death of Freddie Gray on April 19, 2015, we can finally celebrate that there is someone in authority who gets it.

A big Friday salute to Marilyn Mosby, the fearless JD carrying prosecutor who had the nerve to "Do the Right Thing."

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Eric Jerome Dickey "One Night" - On Sale April 21, 2015

Eric Jerome Dickey's Latest Novel, "One Night"

Purchase online and in stores now

For Appearance Schedule, click here

Sunday, April 19, 2015

"Let There Be Love" Starring Carl Lumbly - San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) - Now Until May 3, 2015




AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATER CONTINUES ITS 2014–15 SEASON WITH KWAME KWEI-­‐ARMAH’S INTIMATE FAMILY DRAMA, LET THERE BE LOVE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

APRIL 8–MAY 3, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (February 26, 2015) – Continuing its 2014–15 season, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will present Let There Be Love, an intimate and disarmingly honest play from Kwame Kwei-­‐Armah, one of England’s most distinguished contemporary playwrights. Let There Be Love tells the story of Alfred, a cantankerous and aging West Indian immigrant living in London, who has managed to alienate all those around him—including his equally headstrong daughter, with whom he rarely sees eye to eye. When an idealistic young Polish caregiver, new to the country, is assigned to look after him, he experiences a powerful reckoning with his past. Filled with the sumptuous jazz standards that pour forth from Alfred’s beloved gramophone and featuring a tour-­‐de-­‐force performance from stage and screen star Carl Lumbly, Let There Be Love explores the unrelenting grip of memory, regret, and forgiveness—and what can happen when we let go of old prejudices and welcome new possibilities. Let There Be Love will perform at A.C.T.’s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street) April 8–May 3, 2015. The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesdays–Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2 p.m. Press night for Let There Be Love is Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Tickets (ranging from $20– $105) are available at the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-­‐sf.org.
Says A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff: "Kwame Kwei-­‐Armah's arrival in the American theater scene has been a thrilling and energizing one for the whole field, and Let There Be Love is a marvelous opportunity to introduce the work of this multi-­‐talented writer, director, actor, producer and artistic director to the Bay Area community. It's a play with its own superb sound track and a huge heart, shedding light on an aspect of immigration rarely talked about or explored. I have loved watching Kwame, along with director Maria Mileaf and actor Carl Lumbly, dig into the piece in our workshops, and know that Let There Be Love will fill the Geary with surprise and passion." 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Iconic Singer Percy Sledge Dies at Age 74

Percy T. Sledge
(November 25, 1940 - April 14, 2015)

Soul Singer Percy Sledge (best known for his hit "When A Man Loves A Woman") has passed away due to complications for cancer at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Percy Sledge was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Oakland Bay Area's 17th Annual Madam C.J. Walker Business and Community Recognition Awards Luncheon





The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Oakland Bay Area (NCBW-OBAC) cordially invites you to be a part of its 17th Annual Madam C.J. Walker Business and Community Recognition Awards Luncheon. This year’s fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel. The program's keynote speaker is Rosalind L. Hudnell, Chief Diversity Officer and Global Director of Education & External Relations for Intel Corporation.  Mistress of Ceremonies is London Breed (Supervisor, District 5), President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.


The affair, which honors the first African American female self-made millionaire and business leader, Madam C.J. Walker, is designed to celebrate the rich tradition of hard work and entrepreneurial spirit that is deeply rooted in the African-American culture. In the tradition of Madam C.J. Walker, we will honor four outstanding women from our community and the 2015 Positive steps Winner of the Madam C.J. Walker Essay contest.

For Luncheon Tickets:  Here

For Sponsorship Package:  Here

Friday, April 10, 2015

San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel

A CDA Consulting Group Presentation

510-725-7722
 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Saturday, April 18th at 2 p.m. - Silicon Valley African Film Festival "BOUND: Africans vs African Americans"



SVAFF invites you to join them in welcoming film director Peres Owino and producer Isaiah Washington for a special screening of BOUND

Community dialogue immediately following screening.

Silver Creek High School (Raider Hall)
3434 Silver Creek Road
San Jose, CA  95121


For more information, contact:


415-774-6787