Co-curator Sarah Crowell talks to BR host Jan Mabry about D.I.R.T. Festival 2021: 'Harriet's Gun, Shapeshifting Towards A Radically Imagined Black Future,' a virtual experience featuring artists and performers from across the country on March 5, 13, at 5 p.m. For tickets and info go to dancemissiontheater.org.
Dont Miss Mission Dance Theater's D.I.R.T. Festival 2021: 'Harriet's Gun'Co-curator Sarah Crowell talks to BR host Jan Mabry about D.I.R.T. Festival 2021: 'Harriet's Gun, Shapeshifting Towards A Radically Imagined Black Future,' a virtual experience featuring artists and performers from across the country on March 5, 13, at 5 p.m. For tickets and info go to dancemissiontheater.org.
Don't Miss 'Binding Ties' At The 16th Street Station In West OaklandDirector Kimberly Ridgeway takes BR host Jan Mabry back in time at the abandoned 16th Street Southern Pacific Railroad station in West Oakland, where the Oakland Theater Project presents 'Binding Ties,' performing through February 28. For tickets and information go to oaklandtheaterproject.org.
Author Véronique Tadjo Talks To BR About Her New Book, 'In The Company Of Men'Author, poet Véronique Tadjo talks to BR host Jan Mabry about her book, 'In the Company of Men,' and the lessons learned from the 2014 Ebola epidemic that ravaged West Africa. Tadjo's latest work, now translated into English, is a cautionary tale for the world as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, claiming more than 400,000 lives in the U.S. alone.
Meet Lorraine Hansberry Theatre's New Artistic Director Margo HallActor, writer, director Margo Hall talks to Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry about her newest role of Artistic Director of the West Coast's renowned African American theater company, the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre.
SF Dance Company Robert Moses Kin Celebrates 25th Anniversary SeasonArtistic Director Robert Moses talks to BR host Jan Mabry about the company's 25th Anniversary season. Moses sheds light on the challenges we all face as we try to connect and create in the era of COVID-19. For more information about RMK go to robertmoseskin.org.
Actor Michael Ealy Talks About His New Thriller 'Fatale'Actor Michael Ealy talks to BR's Len Kiese about his newest thriller, 'Fatale,' directed by Deon Taylor.
Chef, Restaurateur, Host, Author Tanya Holland Debuts 'Tanya's Kitchen Table' On OWNChef, restaurateur, podcast host, author, owner the Brown Sugar Kitchen, Tanya Holland talks to BR's Jan Mabry about her latest venture, 'Tanya's Kitchen Table,' on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
SF Mime Troupe Actor, Director Velina Brown Talks About 'A Red Carol'San Francisco Mime Troupe actor, director Velina Brown talks to BR's Jan Mabry about theatre in the era of COVID-19, and the company's latest radio play, 'A Red Carol' now playing through January 17. For more info, visit sfmt.org.
SF African American Arts & Cultural District Keeps The Bayview StrongThe San Francisco African American Arts and Cultural District works to preserve, strengthen and promote Black culture in the city's Bayview District. Director of Programs Ericka Scott and Operations Director Ebon talk about the non-profit's mission, upcoming events, and more.
Meet The Curators Of 'The Black Woman Is God' Exhibit At SOMArtsBR host Jan Mabry visits 'The Black Woman is God: Reclaim, Reconfigure and Re-Remember' at SOMArts, in San Francisco, and talks to the show's curators about this powerful exhibit that celebrates the black goddess. For more information, visit somarts.org.
Artist DeVante Brooks Is Writing On Walls In OaklandBR's Jan Mabry talks to artist and calligrapher DeVante Brooks, whose unique, stylized writing conveys messages of power and healing -- and it's all over the walls in Oakland.
Award-Winning 'Hip Hop For Change' Teaches 1000s Of Kids About Black Music, Dance & CultureKhafre Jay, founder of Hip Hop for Change talks to BR host Jan Mabry about his mission to educate and empower thousands of young people about hip hop culture and to dispel the negative images of violence and misogyny that have taken over the genre. For more info visit hiphopforchange.org.
BR Gets A Virtual Wine Tasting Experience With Coco Noir Wine Co-Founder Alicia KiddWine entrepreneur Alicia Kidd talks about Coco Noir Wine Shop & Bar opening soon in Oakland and gives Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry an amazing virtual wine tasting experience.
Actor David Oyelowo Talks To BR About His New Film 'Come Away'Actor David Oyelowo talks to BR's Len Kiese about his new film 'Come Away,' co-starring Angelina Jolie that reimagines two classic British fairytales, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Talks To BR About COVID-19, HEROES Act, Election 2020Congresswoman Barbara Lee talks to Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry about COVID-19 and current negotiations over the HEROES Act -- passed by the House of Representatives but stalled in the Senate -- and the impact on millions of Americans.
Chef Robert Dorsey Cooks Up Sen. Kamala Harris-Inspired Election Night GumboBay Area Chef Robert Dorsey invites BR in the kitchen while he makes his delicious Senator Harris-inspired gumbo. Enjoy Chef Dorsey's Election Night Gumbo at home while you watch the returns -- available with all the trimmings, November 1 - November 3. To order, go to chefrobertdorsey.com/meals-to-go.
Award-Winning Artist Cheryl Derricotte's 'The Wolf And The Wheat' At Villa San FranciscoAward-winning artist Cheryl Derricotte gives Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry a tour of the new Villa San Francisco, and shares a 'complicated conversation' about art, Thomas Jefferson and mac n' cheese.
Be Woke.Vote Informs, Inspires A New Generation Of Young Voters Of ColorFilmmaker Deon Taylor, co-founder of Be Woke.Vote, talks to BR host Jan Mabry about a nationwide movement to inform and inspire young people of color to vote and make their voices heard.
Kevin Hart Brought Message Of Financial Literacy To Oakland...Then Everything ChangedJP Morgan Chase brings comedian Kevin Hart to Oakland to school students on financial literacy, tour businesses and team up with the Warriors' Steph Curry just days before the COVID-19 shutdown. Oakland Promise CEO Mia Bonta talks to BR's Jan Mabry about how to keep students on track during the pandemic
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
Brianna Noble Teaches Kids The Magic Of Horses, Brings BLM To The Equestrian CommunityBrianna Noble captured imaginations riding her horse Dapper Dan in a Black Lives Matter protest, in Oakland. BR's Jan Mabry talks to her about the work she's doing with youth, and organizing BLM rides across the Bay Area.
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.'
Talks Underway To Create First Black-Owned NFL Team In OaklandRay Bobbitt of the African American Sports & Entertainment Group talks to BR host Jan Mabry about talks underway to bring the first Black-owned NFL team to Oakland, California.
Oakland Afr.-Am. Chamber Of Commerce Raises $1M To Help Black Businesses During PandemicBR host Jan Mabry talks to Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce president Cathy D. Adams about the organization's $1 million fund to give grants black businesses during the pandemic.