In The Press
Chef Rene Johnson of Blackberry Soul Shares Lessons Learned Beyond the Kitchen
CUISINE NOIR MAGAZINE
Chef Rene Johnson is a self-taught caterer who has made a name for herself with her vegan soul food company, Blackberry Soul Fine Catering. Formally working in finance, Johnson switched to culinary work and quickly established herself with an A-list client list, serving everyone from Vice President Kamala Harris to Dr. Cornel West.
Vee Vargas of Be Here Salon has an emancipatory vision for luxury hair inclusivity.
48 Hills Online News
Pop Punk Singer Marcos Molinar talks about creating an energetic sound
This segment aired in the May 29, 2023 episode of Crosscurrents.
Marocs Molinar is the lead vocalist of the pop-punk band 2morrows June. The band is made up of his brother and a few friends from high school. Together they deliver catchy pop beats with electric energy. In this interview, Marcos talks about how life experiences inspire 2morrows June’s music.
Bilingual Newspaper in the Mission District Celebrates over 50 Years in service to the Latino Community.
El Tecolote Newspaper, which translates to "the owl" in English, is the longest-running bilingual publication in California, based in the Mission District. The newspaper is under the umbrella of a legacy arts and media organization called Acción Latina located on 24th Street.
AfroComicCon, Oakland’s Black and Brown Comics Event, Returns In Person at New Parkway
KQED Arts News
This weekend marks AfroComicCon’s first re-entry into in-person programming since 2019, with a Youth Community Day on Oct. 23 and a film festival award ceremony on Oct. 26. While the return is long-awaited, it’s happening on a ‘much smaller scale’ due to a lack of funds, says co-founder Hally Bellah-Guther.
Going solo: Jordan T embarks on his musical journey in reggae
Jordan T has always been surrounded by music. He was born into a musical family, his mom was a piano teacher and his dad had jam sessions with his guitar.
But looping — a musical device that records sounds adding real-time layers — has always been his thing.
Meet Téa Elani | Artist & Performer, known as The Polynesian Princess
February 2021, everything changed. The doors started to open rapidly. I got a publicist, made a music video, and started performing around the Bay Area. I earned the titled “The Polynesian Princess”, due to my pop artistry, tropical aesthetic, and pride in my culture. I made it a mission to include my Samoan and Black heritage into my art, hoping to be the representation I didn’t have growing up.
Live! In the Bay Show
Business Strategy Consultant Vanita Lee-Tatum joined host Olivia Horton to chat about how she is empowering women of color and entrepreneurs to create financial growth.