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20 Jul. 2015

Carol Burnett to receive 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award


She continues to shape the role of comedy for countless others to follow. As a young girl, I spent countless hours watching one of my favorite comedy icons, Carol Burnett. Just announced the comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author – has been named the 52nd recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG Life […]

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15 Jul. 2015

Zadan, Meron, Leon and Fierstein casting call for THE WIZ LIVE!


NBC ANNOUNCES L.A.-BASED CASTING CALL FOR DOROTHY IN HOLIDAY PRODUCTION OF ‘THE WIZ LIVE!’ Producers Looking for Young Woman With Extraordinary Voice to Bring Iconic Role to Life for TV Event NBC is having a Los Angeles-based open casting call for the lead role of Dorothy in the network’s upcoming holiday special “The Wiz Live!,” […]

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24 Jun. 2015

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake makes history!


Baltimore mayor sworn in as 73rd President of the US Conference of Mayors   Rawlings-Blake Makes History as the First African American Female President of the Organization   The presidential gavel was officially handed to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake by outgoing US Conference of Mayors (USCM) President, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, appointing her head of […]

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04 Jun. 2015

Let the games begin!


 Oakland Museum of California and the Cleveland Museum of Art Directors bet on their home team to win NBA Championship   The Directors of the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) have entered into a wager for the NBA Championship. The institutions have agreed to sponsor art experiences for children from their local […]

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01 Jun. 2015

Tina Fey takes to Broadway for foster kids June 29


BROADWAY & HOLLYWOOD STARS BRIGHTEN THE WAY FOR FOSTER KIDS WITH “VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS: STARS FOR FOSTER KIDS” JUNE 29, ST. JAMES THEATRE ON BROADWAY Tina Fey, Tituss Burgess, Kristin Chenoweth, Rachel Crow, Antwone Fisher, Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Janice Huff, Jane Krakowski, Alec Mapa, Andrea McArdle, Patina Miller, Rosie O’Donnell, Caroline Rhea, Charlene […]

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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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07 May. 2015

Hon. Willie L. Brown on state of politics, women


No stranger to the legacy of one of the most powerful political figures in the country, I witnessed his imprint by way of living in the Bay Area. Coupled with a few brief chats in public settings, he loomed large in my view, still does.  For this encounter, I sat across the table from the […]

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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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09 Apr. 2015

Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, THANK YOU


Our Salute to Dr. Gardner C. Taylor June 18, 1918 to April 5, 2015   This content  is a reprint from our 2011 conversation  Dr. Gardner C. Taylor – Known throughout the nation as America’s preeminent preacher of the gospel, at the magnificent age of 93, this significant giant in our world continues to provide insight […]

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