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Bay Area, Blindspotting, Daveed Diggs, David Diggs interview, Entertainment, Film, Hamilton, Music, Oakland, Oscar Grant, Rafael Casal, TheGrio Originals -

Blindspotting was written by its stars, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, and manages to deliver a deeply-moving commentary on some of the most important issues facing our community, wrapped up in a disarming, buddy film. We caught up with Casal and Diggs to discuss how they managed to be entertaining while tackling rampant police brutality, rapid gentrification, […]

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Bay Area, HBCU, Howard University, Jinn, Movies, SXSW Festival -

On the same weekend that Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay snagged the Nos. 1 and 2 box-office slots with their megabudget films Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time, respectively, a smaller, more intimate but nonetheless groundbreaking film debuted at the SXSW Film Festival on Sunday. Jinn is a compelling and nuanced story about Summer, […]

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Basketball, Bay Area, Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant, NBA -

Welcome to Oakland, California, KD. Not only are you a member of the Golden State Warriors, but Lil B has lifted the curse (thank you, Based God). The 2016-17 season is going to be a good one. I’m sure, Kevin Durant, that your teammates will give you a tour of The Town (that’s what we […]

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Bay Area, Golden State Warriors, NBA, Stephen Curry -

In December of 1955, the Dons traveled to New Orleans to face Loyola University, a fellow Jesuit school, but USF’s black players were forced to stay at a nearby university because a downtown hotel wouldn’t lodge them. Elsewhere, they saw that restrooms, drinking fountains and restaurants were divided into two parties: “white” and “colored.” The […]

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2016 NBA Playoffs, Andre Iguodala, Bay Area, Draymond Green, NBA, Style -

The Golden State Warriors brought the fire during Wednesday’s 118-91 Game 2 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder, which made Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green’s ice-cold entrance to Oracle Arena so satisfying. Both men wore ensembles with clean lines, deft tailoring and a classic color balance of navy and heather gray. The looks were as […]

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Bay Area, Entertainment, Filming, Forest Whitaker, Lucena Herrera, New Movie, Oakland, Octavia Spencer, Oscar Grant -

VIDEO - After months of speculation, filming of a movie about Oscar Grant is underway in the East Bay...

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Bay Area, Community, Inspiration, Mugger, Oakland, Robbery -

VIDEO - A 90-year-old woman, traveling through Oakland from the Central Valley, got lost...

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Bay Area, California, Hat Shop, Hats, Inspiration, Ruth Dewson, San Francisco, Store Closes -

NBC Bay Area - Ruth Dewson closes her iconic hat shop after 37 years...

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Barry Gilton, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Lupe Mercado, News, Parents, Pimp, San Francisco -

Middle school sweethearts, Barry Laprell Gilton and Lupe Mercado, have been arrested for killing their daughters alleged pimp..

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