African arts showcase at UC Berkeley

The spirit of Africa was alive at the African Arts Society's "Showcase" on November 20 at UC Berkeley.

Ready to Learn Fun Fair

Children enjoyed face painting, legos and storytelling at the Ready to Learn Fun Fair at Peralta Elementary School in Oakland.

Occupy Oakland calls for West Coast Port Shutdown

Organizers say Port owners are "1%." Port begs to keep the Ports Open for 99% workers.

Oakland Labor Day BBQ hosts good time for 'fam bam'

The "I am Oakland" collective hosted the Labor Day Fam Bam BBQ at Mosswood Park on September 6.

Protest against censorship of Palestinian Children's Art

In response to censorship of Palestinian children's art by an Oakland art museum, dozens came out to protest in Oakland.

RIP Peabo Wellington

College of Alameda student Jepeabo Wellington was murdered days before the school year began.

Students gain college acceptance at Black College Fair

Hundreds of young people attended the third annual Black College Fair at Laney College, the second year the Oakland community college has hosted the event.

TBH Feature- "Bad Word Bounce" by Ise Lyfe

Spoken word artist/activist Ise LyfeSpoken word artist/activist Ise Lyfe made a guest appearance during the June episode of The Black Hour (TBH). Ise discussed the release of his upcoming sophomore album, "Prince Cometh," his one man play "Is Everyone Crazy?" and his forthcoming book, "Prayers and Pistols."

Check out the video for his lead single, "Bad Word Bounce" from the album.

Check out the interview on The Black Hour on 9th Floor Radio.


Drea Mos' Recommended Reading (June)

The Black Hour co-host Drea MoS' is always encouraging literacy. Her monthly "Recommended Reading" is always updating you with something fresh for your intellectual hunger.

Soul On Ice
By Eldridge Cleaver
A collection of essays & letters dealing with racial hurt, racial struggle, and racial pride as Eldridge spent time in Folsom Prison in the 1960's.

The Philosophy & Opinions of Marcus Garvey
By Amy Jacques-Garvey
The second wife of Marcus Garvey, Amy Jacques-Garvey compiled this book, revealing the true mindset of one of the greatest Black leaders of the 20th century. By presenting Garvey's actual letters, speeches and writings, we can read HIS OWN WORDS, instead of another author's interpretation. The book also explains the actions of those who conspired to thwart Garvey's efforts (many of whom he actually mentions by name) and the conditions that brought about his eventual deportation. The book was very useful in showing Garvey's true feelings regarding the NAACP and W.E.B. DuBois, as well as his views on racism, Pan-Africanism, and how people of all races can co-exist in peace.

He's Just Not That Into You
By Greg Behrendt & Liz Tuccillo
This book gets rid of many of the myths that women create about men and dating.The bottom line is that men are not complicated and there are no mixed messages. If he doesn't ask you out, call you soon after a date, or want to come inside with you after a date, then he's just not that into you.

Check out Drea Mos' May "Recommended Reading."

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