Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Black Panther Events: Los Angeles & Oakland...

I haven't gotten a chance to see this movie yet but I am glad it is getting more exposure. If you're in the Los Angeles area be sure to check this out...

41st & Central: The Untold Story of the LA Black Panthers will open Friday, March 26 for a limited, one-week engagement at the Culver Plaza Theatre in Culver City, across from Sony Studios. Tickets are $10.

This dynamic film won the Audience Favorite Award at this year's Pan African Film Festival. Originally scheduled for only one screening as the centerpiece of the festival ($30 per ticket), two additional screenings had to be added to accomodate the long line of folks who showed up. If you missed it, now is your opportunity to see this amazing historical documentary by filmmaker Gregory Everett whose father was a member of the LA Black Panther Party.

Come see former Panthers, Councilman Bernard Parks, Geronimo Pratt, Kathleen Cleaver, Elaine Brown, Erika Huggins and others talk about the rise and fall of the Southern California chapter of the Party, the killings of Bunchy Carter and John Huggins at UCLA, and the early morning shootout between the LAPD and the Black Panthers in December 1969 and so much more.

Tickets: $10 per person with 3 hours free validated parking
Show times: Fri-Sun 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm
Mon-Thurs 12pm, 2:45pm, 5:45pm, 8pm
Group sales: check www.paff.org or www.41central.com
Culver Plaza Theater
9917 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA

Another Black Panther Event In Oakland, The Origin Of The Legendary Group...

Lil' Bobby Hutton Day

Come celebrate our 12th annual honor of the life and legacy of Lil' Bobby Hutton and the Black Panther Party, who defended our community from senseless police murders and poverty

Saturday April 10, 2010
2-5pm @West Oakland Library
1805 Adeline Street
Oakland, Ca

Students & Tutors (speed matching)
Lil Bobby Statue
$50 Poetry Contest
More Info Call: (510) 705-8810

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kobe Adds To His Season Of Buzzer Beaters...

He Misssed In Orlando Sunday. Did You Really Think He'd Miss Again??

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


By The Literary MasturbatorÔ

I truly do believe God is everything to all people…

My cynicism tells me that God does not care who wins American Idol, the Super Bowl, or Miss America…

My personal bias tells me God is a Lakers fan, because I’m a Lakers fan…

Maybe…that’s confirmation that whatever we are, God Is…

We are, all of us, reflections of an infinite Creator

Even those things we have labeled bad are merely the experiences of God, the expressions of God so we can better know and understand who God is…

Copyright©2010 Jair

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Oakland GLBT Roundtable Meeting...

This is a reminder that there will be an Oakland LGBT Roundtable meeting next Monday, March 8, 2010 at Oakland City Hall , 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Hearing Room 4 (2nd floor), at 5:30pm. Below is this meeting's agenda topics:

Needs Assessment Survey – The Survey Committee will give an update about the status of the needs assessment survey

Oakland Pride – East Bay Pride committee will give an update on the developments of East Bay Pride 2010

Immoral Dress Code – There will be a presentation about the historical context behind the 1879 passage of Oakland’s Immoral Dress Code. In addition, there will be an update on where we are in the legislative process of getting this “cross dressing” law amended in 2010.

The DC Community Center – Councilmember Kaplan Intern, Stephanie McLeod, will give a presentation about her trip to Washington DC’s LGBT Community Center.

As always please contact Ada Chan at 510-238-7083, or Achan1@oaklandnet.com, if you have any questions, comments or concerns.