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NBA Warriors Champion Harrison Barnes @ Macy's

Champion NBA Warriors forward Harrison Barnes appeared at San Francisco's Macy's to meet his fans and sign autographs. He shines on and off the court.

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Jackie Wright, Wright Enterprises


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Carnaval San Francisco

If you missed it: the 2015 Carnaval San Francisco!

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Oakland's Book Festival:
A Segment

Former Black Panther Party chair Elaine Brown, Astra Taylor, and Fred B. Wilderson appeared on a panel at the Oakland Book Festival to discuss "Radical Cities/Radical Lives." Moderator was Susie Cagle.

L-R: Fred B. Wilderson, Astra Taylor, Elaine Brown, Susie Cagle

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San Francisco Black Film Festival: America is Still the Place

San Francisco native Charlie Walker's film America is Still the Place premiered at the opening of the San Francisco Black Film Festival at San Francisco's Sundance Kabuki Theater. Interview highlights.

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L-R: SFBFF Executive Director Kali O'Ray, Christine Harris

L-R: San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed, Charlie Walker

Red Carpet!

L-R: Film director Patrick Gilles, Jackie Wright, Charlie Walker

L-R: Executive Producer William O'Keeffe, Tiger Lyn, Charleston Pierce

Michael Lange Memorial

Playwright, director, actor, and filmmaker Michael Lange died on May 20, 2015. He was best known for his portrayal of Malcolm X. His brother, television Love Boat star Ted Lange, bids him farewell.

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Michael Lange

Ted Lange

OAACC & Comerica Bank - A Partnership that Works

The Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce and Comerica Bank have partnered. It's a partnership that works and big and small businesses are paying attention.

A Partnership that Works

L-R: Comerica Bank California Market President Judy Love, Scott Lewis, OAACC CEO Spencer Gillette

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Race & Reform

San Francisco's Public Defender Jeff Adachi brought his "Race & Reform" program to San Francisco's main public library. His keynote speaker was Michael Roosevelt, whose presentation on race and reform was powerful, educational, and unforgettable. This broadcast concludes with a Black San Francisco homicide police officer telling his story of being racially profiled. Tune in, and tell all!

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Michael Roosevelt

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Rev. Jesse Jackson's Tech 2020 Summit

Reverend Jesse Jackson brought his 2015 TECH 2020 SUMMIT to San Francisco's Hyatt Regency Hotel. His effort brought some of Silicon Valley's most influential and powerful high-tech corporations such as Intel, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and others to the table to work together in building a more innovative and inclusive workforce for the high-tech valley that will reflect the face and diversity of America. The Summit sold out days before its opening. It was an overwhelming success. Tune in!

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Jackie Wright, Reverend Jesse Jackson

L-R: Reverend Jesse Jackson, Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel Corporation

Johnnie Burrell, Reverend Jesse Jackson

Van Jones

National Coalition Of 100 Black Women's 17th Annual!

The Oakland Bay Area Chapter of the National Coalition Of 100 Black Women held their 17th Annual Fundraiser Madam C. J. Walker Awards Luncheon honoring business and community leaders. Their keynote speaker was Rosalind L. Hudnell, Vice-President, Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer of Intel Corporation. Her inspiring presentation brought down the house. Tune in!

Cathy Adams, Oakland Bay Area Chapter founder



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Easter Seals Bay Area Spring Gala

The Easter Seals Bay Area 17th Spring Gala was held at San Francisco's Hilton Hotel on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The local organization's signature black-tie fundraiser raises awareness and support for life-changing work with children and adults challenged by disabilities and special needs. The formal affair included a hosted cocktail reception, silent auction, gourmet dinner, and remarks by families who benefit from ESBA services. There was a music performance by Grammy winner and television star Brandy Norwood and an after-party that lasted through the night. Tune in!

L-R: Brandy Norwood, journalist Renee Kemp



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Overcoming Structural Violence to Reduce Health Disparities

Intellectual and author Cornel West, who has taught at Princeton, Yale, and Harvard, appeared at Oakland, California's Allen Temple Baptist Church to talk about overcoming structural violence to reduce health disparities. As always, he was brilliant. He spoke to a full house. Tune in!


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Cornel West

Johnnie Burrell, Cornel West

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Two of the Little Rock Nine,
Up Close and Personal:

Jackie Wright of Wright Enterprises had an exclusive interview with Mrs. Minnijean Brown Trickey and Dr. Terrence Roberts, who in September of 1957 were among the "Little Rock Nine" teenagers who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Opposed by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, the Little Rock Nine entered the racially segregated school protected by the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army acting upon orders of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The interview was conducted prior to their appearance at the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Oakland, California. Tune in for a history lesson.

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L-R: Dr. Terrence Roberts, Johnnie Burrell, Mrs. Minnijean Brown Trickey

L-R: Dr. Terrence Roberts, Jackie Wright, Mrs. Minnijean Brown Trickey

Martin Luther King Freedom Center staff, students, and volunteers posing with Dr. Terrence Roberts and Mrs. Minnijean Brown Trickey

Theater Master Art Evans

Berkeley, California native Art Evans came home to direct James Baldwin's dramatic classic The Amen Corner at Berkeley's Black Repertory Theater. The accomplished actor has appeared in such films as A Soldier's Story, Die Hard 2, School Daze, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling You, Ruthless People, and many more.

He talked with journalist Renee Kemp about his 50-year stage and film career and the importance of keeping Black Theater alive. Tune in!

Sandra Varner

L-R: Jackie Wright, Art Evans, Renee Kemp


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National Coalition of Black Women Hats & Gloves Tea

March is Women's History Month and the San Francisco Chapter of the NCBW held its 10th Annual Hats & Gloves Tea Gala at San Francisco's historic Fairmont Hotel. It was fabulous, fun, and inspiring. Tune in!

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Chapter founder I. Lee Murphy-Reed

NFL Alumni with broadcast Executive Producer Zina Hall (middle), L-R: Allen Kennedy, Michael Dotterer


L-R: NCBW San Francisco Chapter President Maxine V. Hickman, Ph.D, State Senator Mark Leno

L-R: Education Awardee Jolynn T. Washington with daughter Jasmine


A New Beginning For Nigeria

Tunde Okorodudu, former student union president of Contra Costa College, became press secretary for Olorogun O'tega Emerhor, who is running for governor of the Delta State of Nigeria. He talked with Oakland Post publisher Paul Cobb about the hopes and plans for future prosperity for Nigeria. Tune In!

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L-R: Jimmy Guy, Tunde Okorodudu, Paul Cobb

NFL Super Bowl Champion Eric Wright. Feeding Children!

NFL Super Bowl champion Eric Wright gives back to the community by feeding children. His TASTE OF CHAMPIONS event held at Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, supported the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, which feeds malnourished children. Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and former 49ers head coach George Seifert were just two of the many stars and starlettes that came to support Eric and his cause. Money was raised and children will be fed. Tune in!

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Two of the many who gave! L-R: Nadyne Orona, Larry Orona

L-R: Former 49er head coach George Seifert, 49er Super Bowl champion linebacker Keena Turner

Former San Francisco 49er center, offensive guard, and Super Bowl champion Jesse Sapolu with two 49ers cheerleaders

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L-R: Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, Dr. Sonia Bell

L-R: Food Bank Executive Director Larry Sly, Event Committee chairperson and broadcast Executive Producer Peggy Dohrman

TASTE OF CHAMPIONS Emcees: L-R: Vern Glenn, CBS5, Thuy Vu, KQED

"Thanks for the welcome."

Macy's Celebrates Black History Month:
The Soul Era & Fashion

San Francisco's Macy's celebrated Black History Month with celebrity fashion stylist June Ambrose and Hollywood costume designer Johnetta Boone. The sold-out audience listened to a conversation between June, Johnetta, and World Series Giants baseball announcer Renel Brooks-Moon, about fashion from the 60's and 70's Soul Era and its influence on today's world fashions. They also enjoyed refreshments, fine wines, and fashions. It was a marvelous evening. Tune in!

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Macy's #2: A Snippet

Watch this 8-minute excerpt of the above broadcast featuring a conversation between fashion stylist June Ambrose, Hollywood costume designer Johnetta Boone, and San Francisco Giants baseball announcer Renel Brooks-Moon.

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June Ambrose


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L-R: Renel Brooks-Moon, June Ambrose, Johnetta Boone

Johnetta Boone

Macy's #3: One-On-One with Hollywood Costume Designer Johnetta Boone

Arriving in San Francisco to celebrate Black History Month at San Francisco's Macy's, Hollywood Costume Designer Johnetta Boone had a one-on-one with broadcast Executive Producer Zina Hall. Her work is extraordinary and so is she. Tune in!

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Broadcast Executive Producer Zina Hall & Hollywood costume designer Johnetta Boone

Lord Why Can't I Do Right? (Playwright and other interviews)

Playwright Richard Torrence, Director Michael Lange, and Producer Arif Khatib teamed up to produce a stage play that has the San Francisco Bay Area and Las Vegas talking. Tune in!

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Producer Arif Khatib

Director Michael Lange, Playwright Richard Torrence

Partial cast of Lord Why Can't I Do Right? at the home of after-party host Tina Dright, far right.


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