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Final Chance to Vote for the BWW San Francisco Awards!


Voting continues for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

If you haven’t voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. Here are the current standings for San Francisco:

Best Choreography (Local)
Addie Walters – BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL – Hillbarn Theatre Conservatory 11%
Kendra Kimbrough Barnes – FOR COLORED…

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San Francisco Bay Area’s historic drop in arrests still imperils African-Americans


By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO  — California is seeing a historic drop in arrests that still leaves blacks far more likely to wind up in handcuffs, particularly in San Francisco Bay Area counties, according to a report released Monday by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California.

The arrest rate statewide dropped nearly 60 percent since its peak in 1989. Three-fourths of the long-term drop involves misdemeanors, particularly for traffic and alcohol-related violations. Felony arrests for property and drug offenses fell substantially by 2016, the most recent year data were available, after voters lowered criminal penalties in 2014.

The split between the arrests of blacks and whites “has dropped remarkably” and is now at the lowest level since 1980, while the…

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Coming Soon: Dinner And A Show In San Francisco With North African Flair



In its latest iteration, Berber will serve North African-inspired food and offer Cirque du Soleil-inspired performances in the main dining room.
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African-American Leaders in Oakland Demand Justice for Slain Teen « CBS San Francisco


OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Black community leaders held a news conference at Oakland City Hall Friday to demand justice for the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART station on Sunday night.

Minister Keith Muhammad of the Nation of Islam mosque in Oakland said community members “are outraged by the horrific murder of our young sister,” referring to Wilson.

Muhammad said the stabbing of Wilson and Letifah Wilson, her 26-year-old sister, on the platform of the MacArthur station at about 9:36 p.m. on Sunday was “vicious” and he called on Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley to consider filing hate crime allegations against suspect John Lee Cowell, a 27-year-old transient man.

But Muhammad said, “We don’t have substantial trust in our system of…

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Public services fail pregnant, low-income African American women in San Francisco


Imagine being seven months pregnant and living on the street in San Francisco. Or in a housing project where noise and crime make it impossible to sleep. Or in a home with an abusive partner. Many low-income African American mothers in San Francisco are impacted by these harsh realities — which means their unborn children can be too.

A recent assessment led by San Francisco State University’s Health Equity Institute (HEI) found that stress from racism and poverty is affecting the health of pregnant African American women in unstable housing situations and contributing to pre-term births. The assessment builds on reports by the San Francisco Department of Public Health that found that the city’s African American women were 2.7 times more likely to have a preterm birth than white women and…

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The Latest: San Francisco gets its first black female mayor



Breed becomes the city's first African American female mayor and she inherits a San Francisco battling homelessness, open drug use and unbearably …
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