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'Peacock Rebellion' Empowers Queer Comics of Color to Find Their Voices

“People are open to so much when they are coming to be entertained,” Peacock Rebellion co-creator Manish Vaidya told KQED

Former Das Racist Member Kool A.D. Talks Police Violence, Writing and Kanye West

The ever irreverent MC, writer and artist just dropped a new EP, ”Real Talk.”

W. Kamau Bell Shows Us How to Fight Hate, One Awkward Conversation at a Time

With a new CNN docu-series, “United Shades of America,” and Showtime stand-up special, “Semi-Prominent Negro,” Bell continues to serve up his unique brand of race talk through the lens of never-mean jokes.

An Overdue Intro to Hollis Wong-Wear, the Grammy-Nominated Musician and Poet on a Mission

The Macklemore & Ryan Lewis collaborator has stepped out as frontwoman of her own electro-R&B group, The Flavr Blue. But this is just the beginning for the singing, songwriting poet who will set you straight if you call her a “sidekick.” 


Livestream: Protestors Hang Huge 'Black Power Matters' Banner in Oakland

It’s part of a weekend of national protests to “reclaim King’s legacy.”

Watch This Hilarious Spoof of Bay Area Activism

Tree hugging at its finest!

Bay Area Journalists Remember Kevin Weston

The pioneering 45-year-old writer died of leukemia.

Contra Costa County Drops Costly Juvenile Record-Sealing Fee

The county used to charge $150 for adults to apply to see if they were eligible to seal their juvenile records.

Gentrification Report: Black and Latino Displacement Is Remaking the Bay Area

Black and Latino populations in San Francisco and Oakland’s gentrifying neighborhoods have fallen amidst an influx of white residents.

West Coast's Second Largest Paper Drops the Term 'Illegal Immigrant'

The second largest newspaper on the West Coast tells its writers they can no longer use the term “illegal immigrant.”

5 Facts You Should Know About Bay Area Muslims

A brand new report takes a look at one of the nation’s largest concentrations of Muslims.

15 Things You Didn't Know About 'Fruitvale' Director Ryan Coogler

Here’s a look at what sets director Ryan Coogler apart from other filmmakers working in hollywood.

Former Black Panther Richard Aoki Named an FBI Informant

The man who armed the Black Panthers turns out to have been an FBI informant.