Miss Black Renaissance this week? Here’s a collection of the best segments from the show.
Maestro Roderick Cox Conducts SF Opera's Amazing Return To Stage - 'The Barber Of Seville'Berlin-based American Maestro Roderick Cox talks to Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry about returning to the stage after more than a year of COVID as SF Opera presents the first-ever drive-in opera, "The Barber of Seville". For tickets and information visit sfopera.com.
Author Rob Kenner Talks About His Book 'The Marathon Don't Stop, the Life & Times Of Nipsey Hussle'Vibe co-founding editor Rob Kenner talks to BR host Jan Mabry about his new book, 'The Marathon Don't Stop, the Life & Times Of Nipsey Hussle,' and explains how the man born Ermias Asghedom changed the music 'game' by eliminating the middleman.
'Introducing Ollie Tamale'Producer Oliver Sims talks to BR's Jan Mabry about writing his first in a series of children's books, 'Introducing Ollie Tamale,' now available on Amazon.
Kumi Rauf CEO Of Traveling Black Shares Tips On Best Fares, Destinations In 2021World traveler and CEO of Traveling Black, Kumi Rauf talks to BR host Jan Mabry about post-pandemic travel destinations, best fares and shares his secrets and tricks of the trade for African Americans who want to get away.
Meet Autumn Tillman, Founder Of 'Black And Asian Souls Unite'Singer, performer Autumn Tillman talks to Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry about what inspired her to create 'Black and Asian Souls Unite' in a show of support for the Asian and Pacific Islander community.
Fmr. Warriors Player Kelenna Azubuike Talks About Dubs, The Athletes' Corner And A Great CauseFormer Warriors swingman Kelenna Azubuike is back. But he's not on the floor, he's on NBC Sports Bay Area giving smart commentary, analysis and more. BR's Vern Glenn got a chance to talk to Kelenna about his new organization 'The Athletes' Corner' and a great cause, 'Swishes for Dishes,' turning high scores into meals for people who need them.
'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.
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.