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30 May. 2015

Influencers and leaders “Wear Orange” in solidarity, June 2

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, more than 25 cultural influencers and 60 U.S. Mayors pledge to “Wear Orange” – a color that symbolizes the value of human life – for the first-annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day.  Wear Orange is a new campaign that amplifies existing efforts to reduce gun violence in America and helps honor […]

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30 May. 2015

17th San Francisco Black Film Festival

The San Francisco Black Film Festival, June 11-14 is off to a fast and furious start with the sold out world premiere  of “America Is Still the Place” about longtime Bayview resident and businessman, Charlie Walker. “We’re pleased that people are lining up for the festival,” said Kali O’Ray, Co-Director of the San Francisco Black Film […]

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29 May. 2015

“Modern Family” star tapped for inaugural honor

Sofia Vergara will receive the inaugural Actors Inspiration Award, to be presented at its 6th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic on Monday, June 8th by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. As part of the SAG Foundation’s 30th anniversary celebration, they are launching the honor to recognize Vergara as a SAG-AFTRA member who has given back […]

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23 Apr. 2015

BRANDY singing for Easter Seals, dancing on Broadway!

Easter Seals Bay Area (ESBA) hosts their yearly fundraising event with musical performance by Grammy-award winner and TV star, Brandy Norwood, who leaves San Francisco headed to Broadway for her star turn as “Roxie Hart” in the long-running hit, Chicago the Musical. The Easter Seals Spring Gala (April 25) is the local organization’s signature black-tie […]

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16 Apr. 2015

City Year: Help for urban youth through education

A myriad of decisions swirl around and within the minds of young teens, principally, education remains at the forefront for them and their parents.  Choices are complex and solutions are not always within reach when it comes to opportunities for urban youth.   Recently, we became aware of City Year, an education organization fueled by […]

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17 Mar. 2015

Oscar in Common’s space

History teaches that truly great personalities “are so” because they maintain the common touch. Common is a global celebrity ensconced in a grounded aura each time I’ve interviewed the 43-year-old Chicago native, now recipient of a Best Original Song Academy Award for SELMA: deemed America’s reminder of courage in the face of fierce opposition. Lonnie […]

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06 Mar. 2015

Tribeca Film Festival 2015

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced its lineup of 60 short films, 40 of which are world premieres of selections curated from 3076 submissions. The 2015 program includes shorts from 18 countries, including Argentina, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Liberia, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and […]

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28 Feb. 2015

New play brings truth to power for young women

Tracie Collins puts action to her words.  This Bay Area playwright is known for championing issues surrounding equality for women and race relations. As an actress, writer, producer and director, Collins is unafraid of transparency and the controversial social injustices that plague communities.  Her current body of work Cold Piece of Werk, explores the real-life human sex […]

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09 Feb. 2015

“Selma” and “Lincoln” costar will direct historic musical

Colman Domingo Directs Musical about Fisk University Jubilee Singers, NYC Theater Presents 10 Year Anniversary of Musical about Race & Education New York City Children’s Theater (formerly Making Books Sing) will present A BAND OF ANGELS (Spring 2015), commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the musical along with the 150th Anniversary of the end of the […]

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28 Jan. 2015

46th NAACP Image Awards announce presenters

Anthony Anderson will host the live two-hour special, Friday, Feb. 6, on TV One, 9:00 p.m. ET (PT tape-delayed); airs live from the red carpet at 8:00 p.m. ET (PT tape-delayed) Presenters: Common, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Laurence Fishburne, Sharon Leal, David Oyelowo, Gina Rodriguez, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Larenz Tate, Kerry Washington and Oprah Winfrey Appearing: Gabrielle Union, Keegan-Michael […]

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