A special remembrance of our mother, Eula Henderson McClain, on her would be birthday, a few thoughts on how she inspired me to be the maker, artist and person I am today.
On June 6, 200 residents from my Maxwell Park neighborhood, in Oakland, California came together for a solidarity protest in remembrance of George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis who was brutally murdered by a policeman on March 25. Ours was a peaceful stand against the continued violence and inequality in minority communities.
You’ve just heard all the buzz about an exciting annual art event that’s nearby, a ‘consistent celebratory event’, rich with cultural heritage and it’s free. It’s the 2rrd annual The Art of the African Diaspora Exhibit & Open Studios (TAOAD), with original artwork by more than 150 artists of African descent. Following is a "How to Navigate the Exhibit" guide so that you see as many of the great artists as possible.
It's often said that we each weave the tapestry of our lives. San Francisco’s newly elected Mayor London Breed has already created a rich and diverse fabric for her 43 years. Elected as the 45thmayor of the City and County of San Francisco, California in June 2018, she also made history as the first African American woman, and only the second woman to be elected to lead the 13th largest city in the nation. Her story has been a powerful, symbolic and reinforcing message to all populations, especially with the current national political landscape and 2018 midterm elections on the horizon. Breed proved to be this year’s leader of choice in San Francisco, known for its forward thinking, vanguard-like ways in...