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Aug 3, 2022

Claiming Space in the Bay Area: The multi-Grammy winning Esperanza Spalding makes Bay Area...

The time is arguably ripe for five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist, bassist and composer Esperanza Spalding to buy a home in the East Bay....
Jul 27, 2022

Grand Times: Life on the lake has something for everyone

Social science experts and census takers claim that great cities and urban neighborhoods have double narratives that include rich, deeply embedded historical narratives and...
Jul 13, 2022

Norah Jones Keeps Her Pounce

The singer, songwriter and pianist hits the road with a new, deluxe 20th anniversary edition album By Lou Fancher Three days prior to a June 24...
Jun 29, 2022

Never Silent: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on race and racism, becoming a parent and...

When it comes to conversations with kids about race and racism, the most dangerous choice parents and caregivers make is saying nothing at all....
Jun 15, 2022

Pamela Z Speaks Out: The multifaceted artist riffs on electronic music

Pamela Z is a polyglot. The realization she speaks simultaneously in multiple languages slaps aside previous definitions I and others have applied to the...
Jun 1, 2022

Serious Clowning: Satirist David Sedaris on life, death and his latest collection of essays

When humorist and writer David Sedaris and I talk about his new collection of essays, Happy Go Lucky (Little Brown), two expected but nonetheless...
May 25, 2022

Ride On: Black cowgirl Brianna Noble moves beyond her iconic trot

Two years after rising to prominence as an iconic image on print and social media platforms around the world—a Black cowgirl in downtown Oakland...
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May 18, 2022

Truth from Power: Congresswoman Barbara Lee addresses the impending times

Barely 10 minutes after reading about a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion reported in Politico that indicated a majority of the nine justices are...
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