Don't miss 'Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier,' a new documentary on the Smithsonian Channel about black astronauts and the space race. BR's Jan Mabry met director Laurens Grant and Smithsonian curator Cathleen Lewis at a special screening at Google's X Moonshot Factory.

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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.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Talks To BR About 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 and all Americans, to ensure their economic recovery.
Don't Miss 'Black In Space: Breaking The Color Barrier'Don't miss 'Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier,' a new documentary on the Smithsonian Channel about black astronauts and the space race. BR's Jan Mabry met director Laurens Grant and Smithsonian curator Cathleen Lewis at a special screening at Google's X Moonshot Factory.
Self E-Stem Hosts 'Conversations In STEM'Self E-Stem CEO Adamaka Ajaelo talks to BR host Jan Mabry about the non-profit organization's mission to teach STEM to young girls of color, and 'Conversations in STEM,' happening March 20 at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, where girls will get to meet professionals in tech.
Photographer Matt Herron Recalls The Historic March On SelmaBR's Jan Mabry talks to photographer Matt Herron about his work chronicling the historic March on Selma, in 1965. He recounts his work with Martin Luther King, SNCC, and shares personal stories about the everyday people he met along the way as they battled to desegregate the South and give black people the right to vote.
BR Talks To Sting About Music, Life and His New Play 'The Last Ship'Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry talks to the legendary artist Sting about his music, his life and his new play, 'The Last Ship,' now playing at Broadway SF's Golden Gate Theatre through March 22. Cast member Frances Mc Namee and guitarist Ben Butler join Sting for a beautiful acoustic performance.
The Coalition Of Black Excellence Kicks Off CBE Week 2020CEO and Founder Angela Johnson talks to BR host Jan Mabry about the The Coalition of Black Excellence and CBE Week 2020, happening February 17-23. The weeklong event will include a summit, the annual Code Black gala, and a parade in Oakland. For tickets and information go to CBEWeek.com.
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.
Great Holiday Gift Ideas From Lifestyle Guru Phyllis BowieLifestyle guru Phyllis Bowie shows BR host Jan Mabry some unique holiday gift ideas that have meaning and won't break the bank, from black designers, artists and entrepreneurs.
Meet The Stars Of 'Summer The Musical' - Donna Summer!'Summer the Musical' stars Alex Hairston and Stephen Grant Douglas talk to BR's Jan Mabry about the Queen of Disco. 'Summer the Musical' is at the Golden Gate Theater in SF through December 29. For tickets go to broadwaysf.com or call 888-746-1799.
Director Roger Ross Williams Talks About His New HBO Documentary 'The Apollo'A new HBO documentary chronicles more than 80 years at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theatre. BR host Jan Mabry talks to the man who made it happen, Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams, at a special SFFILM screening.
Panthers Ready To Keep Pro Football In OaklandOakland has lost the Warriors and the Raiders are leaving soon, but there is a new team ready to keep pro football in the East Bay. They're called the Panthers, and BR's Vern Glenn went to see them practice.
Robin Bates, Executive Director & Founder Of Maison Noire Americaine Has A Passion For ParisRobin Bates, executive director and founder of Maison Noire Americaine talks to BR host Jan Mabry about her love affair with Paris, and how she is sharing her passion for the City of Light with African American expats and blacks from around the world. Be sure to check out her website for upcoming events and information, maisonnoire.org.

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