California Launches First-In-Nation Task Force To Consider Reparations For African AmericansThe State of California launched its first-in-the-nation task force Tuesday, examining the possibility of reparations for the history of slavery and discrimination against African-Americans.
'Ride Out To Vote' Delivers Ballots To Alameda Courthouse On HorsebackThere was the clip-clop of hooves on asphalt Friday, as a group of voters trotted down the streets of Oakland and dropped off their ballots at the Alameda County Courthouse.
Warriors Superstar Steph Curry Video Urges His N. Carolina Peeps To 'Make A Plan' And VoteSteph Curry just dropped a :30 video to get out the vote in his former state North Carolina.
Oakland Among Several U.S. Cities To Create COVID-19 Resiliency Funds To Help Black BusinessesThe Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce raised $1 million to help struggling businesses weather the pandemic and expects to award some 150 grants, ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.
VIDEO: Congresswoman Barbara Lee Talks To BR About Surviving The COVID-19 PandemicCongresswoman Barbara Lee talks to BR host Jan Mabry about the coronavirus, its impact on African Americans and communities of color, and the work she's doing on the part of her constituents to ensure their economic recovery.
Oakland's 'Escape Artist' Shot This Hauntingly Beautiful Drone Video Of His City Sheltering In PlaceHauntingly beautiful drone footage of Oakland's empty streets shows just how serious people there are taking the shelter-in-place to stem the spread of coronavirus.
A Tale Of Two Cities: The Oakland-Saint Denis Cooperation ProjectWhen we talk about Oakland, it’s often about what’s wrong with the city: rising rents, gentrification, homelessness and crime. That is not the case on the international stage.
Meet The Cast Of 'White Noise' -- A New Play By Suzan-Lori Parks At Berkeley RepPlaywright Suzan-Lori Parks new play 'White Noise' opened at Berkeley Rep and as always Parks goes deep, taking the audience way out of their comfort zone. BR's Jan Mabry got a chance to meet the cast.
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.
Don't Miss San Francisco Opera's 'The Marriage of Figaro'Bass-baritone Michael Sumuel, who plays Figaro, and soprano Nicole Heaston, who plays the Countess, talk to BR host Jan Mabry about this highly-entertaining opera about lust, power gossip and weddings.
Actor Will Smith Talks About His New Hi-Tech Action Thriller 'Gemini Man'Will Smith was in San Francisco at a reception for his new movie, 'Gemini Man,' hosted by Tech Crunch and talked to BR's Betty Yu about the creation of his 22-year old computer-generated co-star -- himself. .
Meet San Francisco 49ers' Rookie Wide-Receiver Tyshun 'Deebo' SamuelSan Francisco 49ers rookie wide-receiver Deebo Samuel has been all systems go. BR's Vern Glenn caught up with him in Santa Clara, where he talked about Monday night football, his game and his name.
Meet The Co-Owners Of Oakland's Black-Owned Cannabis Dispensary 'Blunts & Moore''Blunts and Moore' co-owners Brittany Moore and Alphonso T. Blunt talk to BR's Christin Ayers about how they came to own Oakland's first pot dispensary created through the city's cannabis equity program.
Chase X Essence Presents Currency Converstions To Raise Financial LiteracyJP Morgan Chase's La Sandra Hunt and Kimberly Nash talk to Black Renaissance about the next in a series of Currency Conversations to help woman raise their financial literacy.
Meet Actor Jon-David Randle From 42nd St. Moon's Production Of 'Black Mikado'Actor Jon-David Randle talks to Black Renaissance host Christin Ayers about his role in 42nd St. Moon's remake of a Gilbert & Sullivan classic, 'Hot Mikado.'