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This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!

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Claude Marks is the Project Director of The Freedom Archives, a political, cultural oral history project in SF. He is a former political prisoner who served time for a conspiracy to break a Puerto Rican political prisoner out of Leavensworth.... more

We open the show with a conversation with actor, Alex Ubokudom, who is both African and American, joins us to talk about Nigeria on the occasion of its 50th anniversary of freedom from Britain. He is also currently on stage in Tarell Alvin... more

Marcus Shelby presents "Soul of a Movement," his latest work which looks at the legacy of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Moveent at SFJAZZ.org on October 8, 2010. Adrienne Anderson, founder of the International Black Woman's Film... more

Rebroadcast from October 24, 2008: Today we highlighted the Black Panther Party, Oakland Community School, the first charter school in the State of CA and a model promoted by then Gov.Jerry Brown--yes, unbelievable that this... more

John Perkins Center for Community Transformation at Patten University presents: "Great is Thy Faithfulness," DIRECTOR/WRITER: Alicia Garcia, ACTOR: Angel Harshaw-Wolf, and Timothy Russell. The play opens: Saturday, SEPT. 25,... more

Rebroadcast from June 11, 2010: 8:00 AM: MOUNTAINS THAT TAKE WING. C.A. (Crystal) Griffith & H.L.T.Quan QUAD Productions. Their film opened at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, Thursday, June 17, 2010. The film screens... more

Denise Pierre performs Sept. 18, 2010 with Swing Fever at the Rrazz Room, at Hotel Nikko, 7 PM. Stanley Bennett Clay's "Armstrong's Kid" Benefit performance is SEPT. 17-19. Three times NAACP Theatre Award winning playwright,... more

Rebroadcast of Afro-Solo 2009 interviews with among others: Morrie Turner, honored that year with a retrospective exhibit, curated by Kheven LaGrone, Thomas Simpson, Afro-Solo founder, and Jewel Gomez. The live interview is... more

We speak to Carolina Moraes-Liu, Director, Editor, Cinematographer and Producer of Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ilê Ayiê, screening Sept. 19, 2 PM, at the Mission Cultural Center, in San Francisco, as a part of the San Francisco Latino... more

Nabeehah Shakir, Culture Intervention Specialist for Middle and High School with over three decades of experience in Oakland, California as an educator: teacher, professional development designer, coordinator,presenter, and principal. She... more