Ready to date again? 'It's Just Lunch' matchmaker Lisa Sisemore talks to BAF host Len Kiese about the joys and challenges of finding that 'special' someone and addresses many of the complications posed by Covid.
Professional Matchmaker Lisa Sisemore From 'It's Just Lunch' Shares Dating TipsReady to date again? 'It's Just Lunch' matchmaker Lisa Sisemore talks to BAF host Len Kiese about the joys and challenges of finding that 'special' someone and addresses many of the complications posed by Covid.
Pride Month in San Francisco Ends With Restrained Celebrations and RetrospectionThe pandemic forced the big parade down Market Street to be canceled again but many used the day to reflect on the greater meaning of Pride beyond the party. John Ramos reports. (6-27-21)
San Francisco Crisis Response Teams Ease Pressure in Police ConfrontationsWith its new Street Crisis Response Teams, San Francisco hopes to lower potentially fatal confrontations between police officers and those undergoing mental health or behavioral crises. John Blackstone reports. (6-5-21)
Black Transgender Candidate for San Francisco Democratic Party Chair Breaks BarriersHoney Mahogany could end up being the first transgender person of color to lead San Francisco’s Democratic Party. Kenny Choi reports. (4-29-21)
Asians Under Attack: The Bay Area ReactsKenny Choi and Elizabeth Cook host a KPIX special report on the disturbing rise of racial intimidation and violence directed at the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the Bay Area and across the nation. (3-21-21)
San Francisco Rally Brings Diverse Communities Together to Condemn Asian HatePeople from different racial backgrounds and ages showed up at Harvey Milk plaza in the Castro District Sunday to denounce the nationwide attacks on Asian Americans. Betty Yu reports. (3-21-21)
'How It Feels To Be Free' Explores The Struggles Of 6 Iconic Black Female Stars Of Stage & ScreenDirector Yoruba Richen talks to Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry about her latest documentary, 'How it Feels to be Free,' which explores the struggles of 6 Black female stars - Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier - who changed the entertainment industry and the image of black women.
Historian Tyler Stovall Talks About His New Book 'White Freedom'Historian Tyler Stovall talks to BR host Jan Mabry about his latest book, 'White Freedom, the Racial History of an Idea," in which he explores the racist legacy behind the Western idea of freedom. Stovall is professor of history and dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Fordham University.
Oakland Car-Caravan Demonstrators Highlight Dr. King's Legacy of Social ActivismA car caravan assembled at the Oakland Port Monday afternoon. It’s mission? To “reclaim Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s radical legacy.” John Ramos reports. (1-18-21)
National Coming Out Day Observed by LGBT Community in San FranciscoSunday is “National Coming Out Day,” an invitation to those identifying as LGBT to go public with their feelings and the goal is to provide a safe space and day for them to do so. John Ramos reports. (10-10-20)
Watch Black Renaissance - September 2020 EpisodeWATCH Black Renaissance | September 2020 Episode - Featuring comedian Kevin Hart, Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry, Oakland Promise CEO Mia Bonta, OAACC President Cathy Adams, AASEG Ray Bobbitt and Humble Horsemanship owner Brianna Noble. Host: Jan Mabry
Dr. Yusef Salaam Of Central Park 5 Discusses New Book 'Punching The Air'Co-author Dr. Yusef Salaam of the exonerated 'Central Park Five' and National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi talk to BR host Jan Mabry about their new young adult book, 'Punching the Air.'
SF Public Works Apologizes For Painting Over Black Lives Matter Mural On Bernal RockA city public works department apologized for painting over a Black Lives Matter mural on a boulder high atop a hill overlooking Bernal Heights. Bernal Rock has become the center of a tug of war between neighbors.
AIDS Activist Larry Kramer Dies At 84AIDS activist Larry Kramer has died. He was 84. KPIX talked to people who know Larry Kramer, to get a closer look at his legacy in the Bay Area.
Coronavirus Fears Don't Keep Crowds Away From SF Chinese New Year ParadeFears over the coronavirus did not keep crowds away from San Francisco's Chinese New Year Parade. Betty Yu talked to some of the paradegoers.
San Jose Named One Of Best Places In America To Raise A ChildA new study finds that San Jose is one of the best areas in the country to raise a child. Devin Fehely breaks down the findings.
Author, Activist Zach Norris Talks About His Groundbreaking New Book, 'We Keep Us Safe'Zach Norris, executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Restore Oakland, talks to Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry about his groundbreaking new book, 'We Keep Us Safe, Building Secure, Just and Inclusive Communities.'
BR Explores 'Soul Of A Nation - Art In The Age Of Black Power' At The DeYoungA long time coming and long overdue, 'Soul of A Nation, Black Power 1963-1983' at SF's DeYoung Museum spans some of the most turbulent times in U.S. history. The exhibit shines light on works by Black artists who have been marginalized and, for the most part, excluded from the canon of art history.
A Tale Of Two Cities: The Oakland Saint Denis Cooperation ProjectWhen we talk about Oakland, California, it’s often all about what’s wrong with the city. As Jan Mabry reports, the Oakland-Saint Denis Cooperation is shining a new light on the city, because Oaktown gets a lot of things right.
Secret Service Agent Clint Hill Talks About Tragic Kennedy AssassinationWith the anniversary of the Kennedy assassination fresh on our minds, Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego got a chance to talk to the secret service agent who was actually with the president and the First Lady on that tragic day.
Marin County School Launches First Bilingual Program Of Its KindA Marin County school has taken an unconventional approach to bilingual education with remarkable results. John Ramos reports on a program that teaches all students Spanish and English.
MADD Teams Up With Velodyne Lidar To Raise Safety AwarenessMothers Against Drunk Drivers, or MADD, has teamed up with Velodyne Lidar to raise awareness about self-driving technology and keeping our roads safe. Natasha Thomas, MADD's N. California Executive Director and Sally Frykman, Velodyne's VP of Communications talk to Bay Area Focus about their upcoming events.
'Ladies In Red' Planning A Civil Rights Tour'Ladies in Red' Brenda Knight and Dora Smith talk to BR host Christin Ayers about the group's upcoming Civil Rights Tour and shares memories of past trips and events.
Dating Advice From Professional Matchmaker Mandy Watson From 'It's Just Lunch'Professional matchmaker Mandy Watson from 'It's Just Lunch' talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about dating in the era of 'textual chemistry.'