A 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)
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.'
KPIX 5 Security Expert: Violence Prevention 'Nearly Impossible' With Gunman Driven By HateEven with a security check at the entrance to the Gilroy Garlic Festival, a gunman was able to cut his way through a fence and get inside with a high-powered rifle.
Bay Area: 50 Years AgoThe moon landing wasn't the only history being made in the summer of 1969. Allen Martin has a look back at the Bay Area, 50 years ago.
Filmmaker Adam Dubin Explores Bay Area Trash Metal Scene In 'Murder In The Front Row'Filmmaker Adam Dubin talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about his new documentary, 'Murder in the Front Row' premiering at the SF DocFest.
Visitors Remember Fallen Soldiers This Memorial Day At Alameda County CemeteryAlameda Co. Cemetary was established in 1868, and has hosting celebrations since 1903. Don Ford tells us it's the oldest continuous observance of Memorial Day, west of the Mississippi.
Carnaval San Francisco Promises To Be A Fantastic Family AffairCarnaval San Francisco is not just a cultural extravaganza, it's also a fantastic family event. Joe Vazquez tell us some participants span generations, and that even includes his own children.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Oskar TourKatie Bartholemew, the Director of Education for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley talks Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the Oskar Tour, a unique way to help kids stand up to bullying and stress, using humor and drama.
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.
Spike Lee's Talks About His Latest Joint 'BlacKkKlansman'Film director Spike Lee was in San Francisco for a special showing of his newest film, BlacKkKlansman at SFFILM. BR's Christin Ayers caught up with him on the red carpet.