african american

15 Aug 2017

Maya Angelou, San Francisco’s First African-American Female Streetcar Conductor

By V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi The first African-American to pen a best-selling nonfiction book. The first African-American and first female to read a poem at a Presidential Inauguration. The first African-American female director. It seems that Dr. Maya Angelou was destined for a life of trailblazing firsts. Perhaps the initial, yet

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black history month
27 Feb 2017

Most of Your Favorite Inventions were Created by Black Inventors

How does the shortest month of the year do any justice to celebrate such a rich culture? It doesn’t, we just have to jam pack centuries of awesome people, ideas, moments, and inventions into 28 (sometimes 29) days. Speaking of inventions, many great minds are idolized during Black History Month,

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11 Nov 2016

An Apology from a Straight Middle-Class White Man

Let me first say I did not vote for Trump, I voted for the future of America by casting my ballot for Hillary Clinton. Who I am might appeal to you but my beliefs, worries, angst and fight might not. I’m white, born a man, straight (although I love all

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29 Sep 2016

Outstanding Artists Of Color Playing Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is probably the whitest music festival in the Bay Area. But the lineup is not completely white performers! The are some outstanding African American, Latino and Native American acts booked for this weekend’s largest free music festival in the U.S. When you’ve grown tired of the soft-country

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25 Aug 2014

Tipping While Black – The Struggles of a Black Barman

I tip because I’m a part of this industry, but more importantly I tip because I’m Black. It’s a lose-lose at times because I’ll have the urgent need to make sure that I leave a good impression…

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