Black Renaissance Video Stories

Ret. Judge Pens Letter Convincing Martin Luther King Jr. To Visit Bay AreaFifty Years ago Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee. Months before he was murdered, he visited the Bay Area. BR's Christin Ayers met the man who wrote the letter that convinced him to come.
'1001 Black Men' Challenges Negative StereotypesA Bay Area artist, author and scholar is challenging negative stereotypes about black men in America. Ajuan Mance talked to BR's Devin Fehely about her latest project, '1001 Black Men.'
Tyler Perry Talks About His New Psychological Thriller 'Acrimony'When you think of Tyler Perry, you don't think of Tyler Perry, until now. BR's Jan Mabry talked to writer/director Perry via satellite about his latest venture, 'Acrimony' starring Taraji P. Henson.
Boots Riley's Directorial Debut 'Sorry To Bother You' At SF Film FestivalThe biggest buzz at this years SF Film Festival was an indie called 'Sorry To Bother You' written and directed by Oakland rapper Boots Riley. BR's Christin Ayers caught up with him on the red carpet at Oakland's Grand Lake Theatre.
Meet Alicia Jay, Creator Of 'Tall Swag'Black Renaissance's Roqui Theus gets style advice for women with the 'gift of height' from Alicia Jay, creator of the blog 'Tall Swag.'
'Revelations' Exhibit Celebrates Art Of The African DiasporaBlack Renaissance tours a groundbreaking exhibition called 'Revelations' at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. This collection celebrates art from the African Diaspora, slavery, Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Movement, not as folk art, but fine art.
Meet Krishinda, Sierra & Jazzmine From The Oakland Raiderettes!Meet Krishinda, Sierra & Jazzmine of the Oakland Raiderettes! These three talented women share their stories and behind-the-scenes experiences with Christin Ayers and Roqui Theus.
World War 2 Hero Karl Clark Finally Honored For Bravery After DecadesLike countless black men and women who fought for their country, racism robbed World War 2 hero Karl Clark of official recognition for his bravery for decades. BR's Devin Fehely tells his story of courage.
Meet The Cast Of The New Show 'Black Lightning'The popular DC comic book hero, Black Lightning, is now the basis for a television show by the same name. BR's Roqui Theus got a chance to meet the cast down in Los Angeles.

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'Revelations' Exhibit Celebrates Art Of The African DiasporaBlack Renaissance tours a groundbreaking exhibition called 'Revelations' at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco.
Meet Oakland Raiderettes Krishinda, Sierra & JazzmineThree talented Oakland Raiderettes shared their stories and behind-the-scenes experiences with Christin Ayers and Roqui Theus. They even shared a classic move! Check it out.
Donald Lacy Takes On Racism In 'Color Struck, Surviving The Trumpocalypse'Donald Lacy's latest one-man show is 'Color Struck, Surviving the Trumpocalypse,' and takes on racism in the era of Trump.
Discover Black History In The City Of Light With 'Black Paris Tours'Television journalist Ricki Stevenson is the founder of Black Paris Tours. Ricki takes former colleague and friend BR producer Jan Mabry on this unique tour of the City of Light.
Edgar Arceneaux Reexamines Ben Vereen's Blackface Performance In 'Until, Until, Until'Artist Edgar Arceneaux's newest project, 'Until, Until, Until' revives Ben Vereen's controversial performance in blackface at former President Reagan's Inaugural Ball in 1981.
Dating Expert Fauna Solomon Gives Advice On First Dates & Soul MatesDating expert Fauna Solomon, creator of TheDatingTruth.com talks to BR's Christin Ayers about modern relationships and dating in the age of apps and social networking.
Imprint City: Art, Artists Redefine Traditional Spaces In SF's BayviewTyra Fennell, founder and Executive Director of Imprint City, tells BR how artists are redefining black neighborhoods across the country.
Meet The Stars Of 'The North Pole' -- A Funny, Thought-Provoking Web Series About OaklandBR went to the premiere of a new web series, 'The North Pole' and talked to its stars, Reyna Amaya and Donte Clark.
Hip-Hop Hunger Intervention Feeds Hot Meals To People Who Need Them
Root & Rebound Celebrates Four Years Of Action With Annual BenefitFounder of Root & Rebound, Katherine Katcher and community activist Watini Stiner talk to BR about the work being done to help former inmates.
Meet 'The Force' Producer/Director Peter NicksBR's Christin Ayers met up with Peter Nicks, producer and director of The Force, a powerful new documentary about the Oakland Police Department.