Sep/24/2011 Black Family Day

Posted by Richard • September 24th, 2011

San Francisco Black Family Day Celebration & Black Business Awareness Week

Black Family Day – One Love
Hamilton Recreation Center
1900 Geary Street, SF
Saturday, September 24, 2011
12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Introducing Black Business Awareness Week this year, September 18-25, 2011. Special recognition at Black Family Day for businesses 25 years and older. To register your business, send an email to

Raffles, Music played by Gospel, Family Games, Family Photos, Free Barbecue, Live Entertainment, and Horse & Pony Rides.

7th Annual SF Black Family Day Celebration Sponsorship/Donation Opportunities for Black Family Day on September 24, 2011. Sponsorship levels:

  • Platinum $10,000 +
  • Diamond $7,500 +
  • Gold $5,000 +
  • Ruby $3,000 +
  • Silver $2,000 +
  • Bronze $1,000 +
  • Star $500 +
  • Friends/Partners of BFC $499 and below

Download a sponsorship packet and/or vendor application at

For more information, contact BFC Coordinators:
Ericka Sorrells 415-684-6953
Caronda Daggs 415-577-9356

* Join Brothers for Change, Inc., on September 6, 2011 as we take a bus down to the 44th Annual Stockton Black Family Day. Reserve your family a seat. Contact: Larry Haynes, SF Black Family Day Liaison at 415-286-8634.

Sep/2/2011 Take 5: Art Break Day 2011

Posted by Richard • September 2nd, 2011

Take an ART BREAK with your community!

Friday, September 2, 2011
9 am until 5 pm

San Francisco, San Rafael, Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland

Admission: FREE! The first 200 participants for each location will receive a free gift!

All of the artwork collected at this event will be compile into a traveling exhibition and will visit all 5 cities from October 2011 to February 2012.

You can help make Art Break Day happen! To volunteer, please contact Art is Moving at


Aug/13/2011 Health Fair & Backpack Giveaway

Posted by Richard • August 13th, 2011

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ella Hill Hutch Community Center
1050 McAllister Street (at Webster Street)

Backpack stuffing will occur on 8/12. Volunteers will be needed.

Aug/2/2011 Summer Learning – National Night Out

Posted by Richard • August 2nd, 2011

9th Annual Western Addition National Night Out

Performance from Trash Mash-Up!

The goals of this event include increasing crime awareness, generating support for anti-crime programs, strengthening police-community partnerships, and sending a message that there are many positive activities in the community. The Night Out is sponsored by Community Partners United, Supervisor Mirkarimi, the Mayor’s Office, Hayes Valley Playground, Northern Police Station, African American Art and Culture Complex and Mo’ Magic.

Jul/22/2011 Summer Learning – Black & White Ball

Posted by Richard • July 22nd, 2011

Black & White Ball
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Westbay Community Center, 1290 Fillmore Street

Jul/18/2011 Creative Edge Public Relations Announces the Hood Games Benefiting Karl’s Kauses Inc.

Posted by Richard • July 18th, 2011

Professional Skateboarder Karl Watson hosts The Hood Games benefiting his nonprofit organization Karl’s Kauses Inc.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2011

Skateboarding fans of all ages are invited to attend the Hood Games on Saturday July 23, 2011 at the African American Culture Complex in San Francisco. Karl’s Kauses Inc, a nonprofit youth focused initiative, has teamed up with California Skate Parks, Shred and Butter within SF Recreation and Parks and vitaminwater to produce a one of kind skateboarding infused community celebration. The day-long event will run from 10am until 9pm and is free for all ages. Daytime activities include skateboarding demos featuring world-renowned skate pros, live back to back performances showcasing hip hop master Farshawn and Martin Luther from the Roots, food, games and more. Special invited celebrity guests include: Terry Kennedy, Stevie Williams, Karl Watson, Nyjah Huston, Quentin Scott (Oakland Raiders), Vernon Davis (49ers), Rob Young and more.

The Hood Games was founded in 2005 by artistic designer K-Dubb and is designed to bring together kids of all backgrounds to celebrate their love and passion for the arts and skateboarding. Karl’s Kauses Inc. is a comprehensive nonprofit supplemental education and youth development organization that targets youths in surrounding communities developing their intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values and personal empowerment through skateboarding. Karl’s Kauses Inc. identifies youths from all ages and supports them until graduation with programming centered on skateboarding. As a special treat for Hood Games attendees, through his custom clothing company called Organika, Karl will giveaway10 handcrafted longboards.

Immediately following the Hood Games is the 1st annual Skate to Couture fashion show benefitting Karl’s Kauses Inc. The show will feature the world’s top skate clothing lines including LRG, Organika, DGK, Elements, Young and Reckless, Fly Society, 9 Five Eyewear, D-structured, Nomadic and many more. The fashion show is invitation only and will feature a special acoustic performance from esteemed soul musician Martin Luther and The Miracles.

For more information please visit:

About Karl’s Kauses Inc.
Karl’s Kauses Inc. supports at-risk youth from all ages with skateboarding workshops and demonstrations as a positive outlet. Founded and incorporated in 2011 by Karl Watson and Robert Ferguson, Karl’s Kauses Inc. is based in San Francisco and implements programming through San Francisco’s Park and Recreational Department.

For media inquiries please contact:
Theodore W. Palmer, CEO
Creative Edge Public Relations
(646) 575-2967


Jul/16/2011 Bay Area BBQ Championship

Posted by Richard • July 16th, 2011

July 16, 2011
Opens at 9:30 am
First pitch at 1:05 pm

Live Performance by La Toya London – American Idol finalist, Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple, NAACP Theater Award Nominee

The Bay Area BBQ Championship (BABC) competition will be fierce as 32 Pit Masters and their teams compete in chicken, ribs, brisket and pork. Celebrity, VIP and Certified Judges determine the Grand Champion of this IBCA sanctioned cook-off. The People (you) will taste and vote for the team most deserving of the People’s Choice Award. You must pre-order your ticket packages if you want to attend. All proceeds benefit the thousands of Northern California foster children, youth and families served by Alternative Family Services.

Jul/15/2011 Western Addition Summer Family Carnival 2011

Posted by Richard • July 15th, 2011

Come join us at the annual Western Addition Family Carnival!

Summer programs, youth, and families are welcome! There will be food, games, prizes, entertainment and more! Everything is completely FREE!

Date: Friday, July 15, 2011
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Margaret S. Hayward Playground, 1016 Laguna Street (at Golden Gate Avenue)
San Francisco, CA 94115

For more information, please contact Rodney Chin at or call 415-292-2018.

Jul/14/2011 Community Health Fair and Backpack Giveaway Planning Meeting

Posted by Richard • July 14th, 2011

The next planning meeting for the AfroSolo Community Health Fair will take place on

Thursday, July 14th at 1:30 pm
Ella Hill Hutch Community Center
1050 McAllister Street

Meeting at the Center will provide everyone an opportunity to see the space and get a general idea of howthe Health Fair will be laid out.

We will continue our planning for the Back to School Celebration, in collaboration with Mo’ MAGIC’s Backpack Giveaway taking place on Saturday, August 13th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This will be our 3rd annual Celebration where we expect over 1,500 people to attend.

If you have any questions, and/or if you plan to attend, please contact Thomas Simpson at

Below is a list of organizations registered to participate. If you would like to participate, email Thomas and he will send you a registration form.

  • American Red Cross
  • Bay Area Black Nurses
  • Bay Area Region Network for a Healthy CA
  • Black Brothers Esteem/SF AIDS Foundation
  • CA Pacific Medical Center
  • Cultivating Unity, Pride and Empowerment of the Deaf
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Maxine Hall Community Clinic
  • On Lok
  • SF African American Community Health Equity Council
  • SF Office of Citizen Complaints
  • SFDPH – HIV Testing
  • SF Rec and Park
  • SF Vegetarian Society
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • Tzu Chi Foundation
  • Walgreens
  • Westside Community Services

Jul/5/2011 ABC7 Video: “Beyond the Headlines: Summer Learning Programs”

Posted by Richard • July 5th, 2011

Summer time could be dangerous to the physical and academic health of our low-income youth.