Black History Month

Gabrielle “Gaby” Dolphin &nbsp&nbsp Rasheed Shabazz speaks to a group of some 30 local residents who learned about Alameda’s early black families on a walking tour last Saturday.

Learning Alameda Black History

Feb 13,2018

Writer Rasheed Shabazz led a Black History Month home tour last Saturday titled: “Early Black Pioneers of Alameda.” More than 30 local residents gathered at Lincoln Avenue and Grand Street for the two-hour walking tour of Alameda’s north shore, where the first pioneering Black Alamedans built the

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Black History Month

Mar 21,2019

Does Alameda Still Have a ‘Black Community’?

I am often asked questions like, “What does the Black community think about [insert some random issue]?” I usually respond, “I am not Alameda’s Negro spokesman.” And, I don’t know if Alameda still has a Black community. 

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Courtesy photos &nbsp&nbsp Alameda Library welcomes local leaders in a panel discussion this Sunday, Feb. 24. Panelists include, top to bottom: Christine Chilcott, CEO of a local non-profit; Ardella Dailey, sitting Alameda Unified School District Trustee and Vickie Smith, longtime local activist. The event will be moderated by journalist Akilah Monifa.

Black Women Leaders Tell their Stories this Sunday

Feb 21,2019

Three accomplished Alameda Black women leaders will discuss their lives and careers during a panel discussion at the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St., on Sunday, Feb. 24, in celebration of Black History Month. The discussion will take place from 2 to 4 p.m.  The three panelists are:

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