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“Breakfast for Bobby Seale”

“Breakfast for Bobby Seale”

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
March 8
Filed under Features, Metro

On a recent cold Friday morning at the The Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, the nonprofit group “For Richmond” hosted “Breakfast with Bobby Seale,” its 2nd Annual Black History Month celebration breakfast. In the 1960s and ‘70s, Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, created the first ...

Exhibit celebrates 50 years of the Black Panthers

Exhibit celebrates 50 years of the Black Panthers

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
February 15
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Visitors of different ethnicities and ages filed into the gallery space on a recent Friday, some visiting for the first time, and some returning for another glimpse of the popular Black Panther exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California. Dim lighting and colors of black, red and blue immediately su...

Castro Valley history told through exhibit

Castro Valley history told through exhibit

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 11
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

In a collaboration between historians Lucille George and Randy Vanderbilt, the Adobe Art Gallery in Castro Valley hosted "200 Years of Castro Valley History; A visual history of Castro Valley from the Ohlone Indians to present day." The exhibit ran from Dec. 3 to Jan. 7 and featured pictures...

Local artist creates conversation through murals

Local artist creates conversation through murals

Christine Andersen,
Contributor
November 2
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

If you’ve ever driven around Hayward on Mission Boulevard, you may have noticed beautiful and vivid murals adorning walls and structures. Many of these murals are the work of local artist Jean Bidwell. Bidwell started out painting murals for her friends and family. She transitioned to painting...

“Birth of a Nation” praised, criticized

“Birth of a Nation” praised, criticized

Denika Williams,
Contributor
October 29
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

“The Birth of a Nation” is actor Nate Parker’s first film as a director, but his film is very different from the original. In this dramatization based on a true story, Nate Parker portrays an enslaved African-American man named Nat Turner who led a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831. I saw th...

California schools diversify curriculum

California schools diversify curriculum

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 27
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Lessons about the accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans and people with disabilities will be added to California public school curriculum, beginning with second grade textbooks. On July 14, the California State Board of Education, which has 11 members, voted unanimously...

Vikings, Celtics invade Hayward campus

Vikings, Celtics invade Hayward campus

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
June 1
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features, Showcase

Have you ever thrown a spear, shot a bow and arrow or engaged in Celtic combat? If you haven’t, then you missed out on Friday at the Cal State East Bay Student Historical Society Celtic and Viking reenactment. In addition to lectures and presentations of early century lifestyles, two historical reena...

Scratching the surface of hip-hop history

Scratching the surface of hip-hop history

Sonia Waraich,
Campus Editor
November 20
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Hip-hop has a short, but rich and lively history with much still to be discovered. Current and former hip-hop journalists Eric Arnold, Adisa Banjoko and Brian Coleman came together last Thursday for a discussion panel about that history after the recent publication of Coleman’s book on some of the most influential albums in the genre. Arnold moderated the discussion with Coleman...

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