Miss Black Renaissance this week? Here’s a collection of the best segments from the show.
Tyler Perry Talks About His New Psychological Thriller 'Acrimony'When you think of Tyler Perry, you don't think of Tyler Perry, until now. BR's Jan Mabry talked to writer/director Perry via satellite about his latest venture, 'Acrimony' starring Taraji P. Henson.
Boots Riley's Directorial Debut 'Sorry To Bother You' At SF Film FestivalThe biggest buzz at this years SF Film Festival was an indie called 'Sorry To Bother You' written and directed by Oakland rapper Boots Riley. BR's Christin Ayers caught up with him on the red carpet at Oakland's Grand Lake Theatre.
Meet Alicia Jay, Creator Of 'Tall Swag'Black Renaissance's Roqui Theus gets style advice for women with the 'gift of height' from Alicia Jay, creator of the blog 'Tall Swag.'
'Revelations' Exhibit Celebrates Art Of The African DiasporaBlack Renaissance tours a groundbreaking exhibition called 'Revelations' at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. This collection celebrates art from the African Diaspora, slavery, Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Movement, not as folk art, but fine art.
Meet Krishinda, Sierra & Jazzmine From The Oakland Raiderettes!Meet Krishinda, Sierra & Jazzmine of the Oakland Raiderettes! These three talented women share their stories and behind-the-scenes experiences with Christin Ayers and Roqui Theus.
World War 2 Hero Karl Clark Finally Honored For Bravery After DecadesLike countless black men and women who fought for their country, racism robbed World War 2 hero Karl Clark of official recognition for his bravery for decades. BR's Devin Fehely tells his story of courage.
Meet The Cast Of The New Show 'Black Lightning'The popular DC comic book hero, Black Lightning, is now the basis for a television show by the same name. BR's Roqui Theus got a chance to meet the cast down in Los Angeles.
Discover Robert Moses Kin's Latest Work 'Bootstrap Tales'The dance company Robert Moses Kin, now in its 23rd season is premiering a new work titled, Bootstrap Tales.Choreographer Moses talks to BR's Christin Ayers about the show.
Donald Lacy's One-Man Show 'Color Struck, Surviving The Trumpocalypse'Actor, comedian and playwright Donald Lacy has never been afraid to bring tough topics to the stage and his latest one-man show is no exception. It's called 'Color Struck, Surviving the Trumpocalypse,' and takes on racism in the era of Trump.
Meet The Founder Of Black Paris ToursFounder of Black Paris Tours Ricki Stevenson takes BR producer Jan Mabry on a tour of the City of Light.
'Until, Until, Until' Reexamines Ben Vereen's Performance In Blackface At Reagan's Inaugural BallArtist Edgar Arceneaux's newest project, 'Until, Until, Until' revives Ben Vereen's controversial performance in blackface at former President Reagan's Inaugural Ball in 1981.
From First Dates To Soul Mates, Dating Expert Fauna Solomon Gives Helpful TipsDating expert Fauna Solomon, creator of 'The Dating Truth' talks to BR's Christin Ayers about relationships and dating in the age of apps and social networking.
Imprint City: Art, Artists To Redefine Traditional Spaces In SF's BayviewTyra Fennell, founder and Executive Director of Imprint City, tells BR how artists have become agents of change and are redefining black neighborhoods across the country. It's happening in San Francisco's Bayview district.
Meet The Stars Of 'The North Pole'BR went to the premiere of a new web series, 'The North Pole' and talked to its stars, Reyna Amaya and Donte Clark.
Hip-Hop Hunger Intervention Feeds Hot Meals To People Who Need ThemHip-Hop Hunger Intervention founders Cindi Carter Hodges and Tanisha Roberson tell BR about the work they are doing feeding homeless people hot meals on the street.
Root & ReboundFounder of Root & Rebound, Katherine Katcher and community activist Watini Stiner talk to BR about the work being done to help former inmates and their upcoming annual benefit on October 5 at The Lab in San Francisco.
Meet 'The Force' Producer/Director Peter NicksBR's Christin Ayers met up with Peter Nicks, producer and director of The Force, a powerful new documentary about the Oakland Police Department during some of its darkest hours.
Making History: NHRA Drag Racing Drivers Antron Brown & JR ToddBR producer Jan Mabry goes to the Sonoma for the Toyota NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series to meet two African American drivers making history: Antron Brown and JR Todd.
Backstage Pass With Sun Ra Bandleader Marshall Allen At SF JazzBay Sunday goes to a very special soundcheck at SF Jazz to meet Marshall Allen, bandleader of the legendary Afro-futurist, cosmic big band Sun Ra. Amazing man... 94-years-young!
20 Shades Of Pink Gala To Honor Memory Of Faith FancherA very special gala to honor the memory of award-winning journalist Faith Fancher is happening on August 26, 2017, at Oakland's Marriott Hotel. KPIX 5's Barbara Rodgers stopped by the show to tell BR more about it.
Take A Trip Back In Time To AllensworthA former slave who settled a California town where his dream of freedom would become a reality. The place still exists. It's called Allensworth.
Meet The Ensemble Cast Of 'Detroit'BR's Jan Mabry talks to the cast of 'Detroit,' a new film set during the 1967 riots in that city that revisits a deadly police shooting that made national headlines.
DNNC Steps To Success Is Helping Single Moms SucceedDelane Sims and Myeshia Jefferson of DNNC Steps to Success tells us how their program is helping single moms get back on their feet using their own two hands.
New Series 'Snowfall' Takes Us Back To 80s Crack Cocaine Epidemic In L.A.A new television series, 'Snowfall' takes us back to the 80s crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles. BR talked to director John Singleton and the show's star, Damson Idris.