Roger Porter, Writer

  Roger Porter is an Oakland-based writer, podcaster, activist, father, and English professor. Related Links: Roger Porter: Official Website The Ghetto Sun Times, a podcast hosted by Roger Porter The Souls of Hood Folk, short stories by Roger Porter   Posted by Ajuan Mance  

TheArthur Wright

TheArthur Wright is a Bay Area visual artist, community leader, and father of four. TheArthur creates dynamic paintings using bleach on dark brown or black paper. His works celebrate the culture and history of Africa and the African diaspora. Related Links: TheArthurWright.Net TheArthur Wright gallery page at the Black Cat Studio “Painting with Bleach” —…

Yeva Johnson, Poet

Yeva Johnson is an San Francisco-based poet, flute player (classical and jazz), physician, and mother.   Related Links: Yeva Johnson at the San Francisco Public Library Yeva Johnson in the Bellingham Review: “You Bring Out the QTPOC Poetry in Me” Yeva Johnson on Storied: San Francisco (podcast interview)   Posted by Ajuan Mance

Kingston Joseph Farady

Name: Kingston Joseph Farady, Oakland, CA Bay Area Since 2002 Investigator for the Alameda County PD, Actor, Writer, Activist Notes: I’ve known Kingston Joseph Farady since 2002, but I only became of aware of his acting work when he appeared in a trailer for Cheryl Dunye’s 2014 film, the award-winning Black is Blue. I was fortunate enough to be able…

The Heart and Soul of the Bay

In 2015, the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) surveyed nearly 600 artists living in San Francisco. The results were frightening; Over 70 percent of respondents said they had been or were being displaced from their workplaces, homes or both. Thirty percent feared displacement would happen in the near future. –Michelle Robertson, SFGate *** By 2030, if trends of…