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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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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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Jeff Chambers is hosting a tribute concert in honor of his mentor, Buddy Montgomery. Terrence Brewer's latest CD, "Groovin' Wes: A Musical Expression of Admiration for Wes Montgomery," presents a perfect opportunity to get... more

Today we'll be speaking about Restorative Justice and African-centered theories associated with this movement in particular. Our first guest is: Jacqueline Roebuck Sakho, who is a Restorative Justice Researcher/Consultant. She is... more

We're talking SF8 this morning. Monday, July 6, at the preliminary hearings the charges were dropped against all the men except Francisco Torres, whose hearing date is August 10, 2009 at 850 Bryant. We are speaking to his former... more

Today we will open the show with a conversation with Richard Brown and Ray Boudreaux, both members of the San Francisco 8. Also joining us this first hour is Stuart Hanlon, attorney for Herman Bell, who took a plea bargain for a lesser... more

Director's Picks Rebroadcast.

Frameline 33 Part 2: Today's show features director Faith Trimel's "Family" screening June 24 and June 26; also featured is director John Young. His "Rivers Wash Over Me" screens June 24. Also featured is director Tim Daniels and... more

Prior to speaking to Mavis Staples last week, I hadn't realized how revolutionary and tied to the Movement for Peace and Justice, Papa Staples and the Staple Singers, Miss Mavis, the youngest, were. She shared stories of her father's... more

Today we are featuring interviews with directors: Kortney Ryan Ziegler: "Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen," and Florencia Manovil: "Fiona's Script." Both screen this evening, Monday, June 22 in San Francisco. Ziegler's at the Roxie... more

Art and Power opened this weekend at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Curator, Constantine Petridis's exhibition looks at the linguistic and aesthetic and cultural linkages between the four distinct African civilizations stemming from... more

Santero's "El Hijo de Obatala" CD Release Party, Friday, June 26 at the Shattuck Downlow in Berkeley is going to be the PLACE. I've got tickets to give away to the lucky blogger who writes something in the comment section that Santero said... more

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