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 TV: Equinox Film Trailer

Filmmaker Baayan BakariFilmmaker Baayan Bakari made a guest appearance on the July episode of The Black Hour. Baayan discussed the candidacy of Sen. Barack Obama, his new film, "Equinox" and some of the responses the film has received.
Check out the official trailer.

For more information about Akoben Entertainment's Equinox, visit the film's official site.

Nigger or Nigga? A Dialogue on Race

In light of recent events (i.e. Jesse Jackson's desire to cut Obama's nuts off), we we want to share this Peralta TV documentary about race.

Peralta TV has produced a hard-hitting, controversial documentary, "Nigger or Nigga? A Dialog on Race from a Black Perspective," which looks closely at questions of race and identity raised by the African American community.

Nigger or Nigga? A Dialogue on Race (Part 1)

Nigger or Nigga? A Dialogue on Race (Part 2)

Nigger or Nigga? A Dialogue on Race (Part 3)

"Nigger or Nigga? A Dialog on Race from a Black Perspective," was produced by Burnett Walton and Taing Productions for Peralta TV.

Recommended Reading, by Drea Mos (July)

A Piece of Cake
By Cupcake Brown
The author's memoir of how she grew up enduring life's most crazy pitfalls, yet still rose to the top&gained self-power and success. She went thru foster care abuse, prostitution, rape, gang violence, drug & alcohol addiction & recovery all before she was 25. She now practices law in San Francisco. Her website is

Race Woman (The Lives of Shirley Graham-DuBois)
By Gerald Horne
Horne gives insight into her life as never previously done to bring to light her many accomplishments before, during, and after her marriage to W. E. B. DuBois.

Darfur Diaries (Stories of Survival)
By Jen Marlowe with Aisha Bain &Adam Shapiro
In 2004 three young journalists sneak into Darfur to capture thoughts and glances of the war-struck Darfur thru the natives eyes. Darfurians were asked about their hopes, dreams, fears&views of the destruction of their land, property& people. This was later made into a Documentary film.

Check out Drea Mos' June 2008 Recommended Reading.

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