Congresswoman Barbara Lee Becomes First African American To Chair Foreign Affairs SubcommitteeCongresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) was named the Chair of the House Appropriations subcommittee on State and Foreign Affairs (SFOPS).
Grassroots Effort Underway To Bring African-American Owned NFL Team To OaklandThe Raiders opened up their season at home Monday night, far away from the Oakland Coliseum. While some fans are still getting used to the Las Vegas Raiders, a grassroots effort in Oakland is trying to bring back a team to the East Bay.
Cheers! Black Vines Presents 'Wine Wednesdays' At Miss Ollie's In OaklandFor nearly a decade, Black Vines has been spreading the work about African-American vintners and now is hosting a series of 'Wine Wednesdays' at Miss Ollie's Caribbean Restaurant, in Oakland.
UCSF Dermatologist Specializes In Science, Treatment Of Dark SkinWhen it comes to dermatology, melanin makes a huge difference. BR's Betty Yu shows us a new clinic at UCSF that specializes in treating patients with dark skin.
Director Steve McQueen Talks About The So-Called 'British Invasion' In Black CinemaDirector Steve McQueen was honored in San Francisco at SFFILM. BR producer Jan Mabry caught up with him on the red carpet and asked him about the so-called British invasion.
First Day Of Kwanzaa Marked With Celebrations Across Bay AreaThe first day of Kwanzaa honoring Umoja, or unity was celebrated with events around the Bay Area.
Study: African Americans Lower Risk For Cancer, Heart Disease With Vitamin D, Fish OilA new study looked at the long-term health benefits of fish oil and Vitamin D supplements when it comes to heart disease, and cancer and found African-Americans benefited the most.
Mountain View Safeway Calls 911 On Black Woman Giving Food To HomelessSafeway employees in Mountain View called 911 on an African-American woman donating food to the homeless because they thought she was shoplifting.
San Jose High School Teacher On Leave After Racially Charged IncidentA high school teacher in the South Bay is currently under investigation for an alleged gesture using a rope fashioned to resemble a noose made toward an African-American student.
First African American Bishop Of Episcopal Church Tapped To Speak At Royal WeddingThe Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, will speak at the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.
African-American Shakespeare Company Casts Theater Classics in New Light"A Streetcar Named Desire" is a landmark of the theater and a classic film, known by many for its beauty, its stars and one iconic line -- "Stella!" -- screamed in agony by star Marlon Brando, in a role that earned him an Oscar nomination.
Wells Fargo Accused Of Preying On Black, Latino Homebuyers In CaliforniaThe city of Sacramento accused Wells Fargo of a "long-standing pattern and practice" of illegal lending in minority and low-income communities that reduced home values, limited property tax revenue and drove up foreclosures.
Palo Alto African-American Homeowner Fights Gentrification Despite Pricey Offers To SellLakiba Pittman was offered a million dollars for her home but she refused. She's fighting gentrification and wants to preserve her neighborhood's African American history.
Protesters Fighting For Racial Tolerance Hold Sit-In At UC Santa CruzA group of University of California at Santa Cruz students have taken over an administration building.
U.S. Mint Unveils First Ever Black Lady Liberty $100 CoinThe U.S. Mint has unveiled a commemorative $100 gold coin that features an image of Liberty as a black woman.