The Black Landscape

The Black Landscape

The Black Landscape is a series of conversations that spotlight Black emerging and established leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area communities in various industries including the performing and literary arts, local government, the Peralta College system, labor unions, fashion design, event management and curation, entrepreneurship, and more!

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June 21, 2022 44 min

An Oakland native, performing vocalist, & culture, arts education and wellness advocate, Rashida Chase recognizes and embraces the power that music and culture hold and uses her voice as a tool for liberation. Rashida is the Director of AMP Oakland, a curated busker series piloted in Downtown Oakland in 2019 showcasing more than 300 artists, the same year she founded Liberated Culture, a cultural enterprise that supports local ...

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Dieudonné Brou is a first generation Ivorian-American, West Oakland native who spent most of his early life trying to find his identity. As a young black male navigating historically marginalized communities in Oakland and the Bay Area, Dieudonné would soon find himself caught  in the school-to-prison pipeline. Dieudonné’s blended West African heritage & Black American experience helped shape his interest in shoe design, style ...

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Shanice Monique Whittaker, MBA-HRM, is a christian, black woman who's purpose is to uplift and bring positive change to her community through her many gifts. Shanice is a praise dancer, Creative Director, empowerment coach, licensed cardio kickboxing instructor, seasoned HR leader, and entrepreneur.  

Her multi-faceted abilities allows her to present herself in various professional spaces. She inspires others to OVERachieve thei...

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May 10, 2022 24 min

Jameelah Lane was born and raised in Oakland, CA. She is an educator, entrepreneur, professional artist, and community leader. 

She is the CEO/Founder of MELANAID and co- founder/worker owner of the DEEP Grocery Co-op.
As a visual artist, professional dancer and poet/storyteller Jameelah is always learning new ways to uplift and transform the community.
Jameelah’s current interests are astrology, numerology, food sovereignty, garden...

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April 26, 2022 25 min

Nakia Dillard is the founder of Magnetic Woman Coach and Goddess Crowns By Nakia. She helps Black women put themselves first, be more bold and courageous, and leap into their next chapter. Through her services at Magnetic Woman Coach, she provides private coaching, workshops, and facilitating an annual group coaching program. Whether rocking their crowns or experiencing Nakia‘s coaching, women feel like the goddesses that they are....

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March 23, 2022 34 min

Sarah Crowell is a retired professional dancer who has taught dance, theater and violence prevention for over 30 years. She is the Artistic Director Emeritus at Destiny Arts Center in Oakland, where she served in different capacities from 1990-2020, including Executive Director. She founded and co-directed the award-winning Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company, which was the subject of two documentary films. Sarah facilitates art...

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Poet, actor, creative and Classic Man, Michael Wayne Turner III has been described in “The Examiner” as “remarkable, dynamic and real....Turner is maximally obsessed with character...his impact resonates and questions churn long after patrons leave the theater.” The SF Chronicle describes Michael as one “with a magnetic deep-dyed earnestness and almost otherworldly innocence".

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Dandy Lion EP

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February 23, 2022 22 min

Rev. Vickia Brinkley is a Community Organizer and Clergy person, with a demonstrated history of providing service and problem-solving talents in the Higher Education, private sector and retail industries. Singer-songwriter and Social Justice ministry public speaker, she leads as the Pastor of True Faith Community Baptist Church in Antioch, CA.

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February 9, 2022 27 min

Derick Morgan is the Policy Associate for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. He provides leadership on campaigns to expand principles of truth and reinvestment at the state level. Before joining EBC's staff, Derick contributed to campaigns to end mass incarceration volunteering with the Ella Baker Center. He also helped create a sober social space for adults in Berkeley.  

Derick came to the US with his family and grew up i...

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January 25, 2022 33 min

Tayleur is a poet, New Yorker and Howard University alumna.  Curating beautiful moments and threads throughout segments of her life, Tayleur began her career on the corporate marketing and merchandising teams at AARP, Gap and Banana Republic.

Tayleur dedicated herself to becoming better at curating art-filled experiences for Black people through her organization, Gold Beams. Gold Beams curates events, experiences, programming and pr...

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January 12, 2022 25 min

Jasmine Malone was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, specifically the unceded land of the Me-Wuk (Bay Miwok) peoples. She attended Delta Academy for the Performing Arts and worked front of house at local theatres in the bay. She misses dance/acting class!!! Jasmine has been writing short stories and poetry for as long as she can remember. In 2020, she performed her poetry on IG live with da poetry lounge.
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An Oakland native, Adesha made her solo debut singing for hundreds of people at The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco at the tender age of six. By age ten she had starred and co-starred in musicals, she sang a jingle for a commercial, and had performed solo at a few of San Francisco’s live music venues. Years of training from singing in church; vocal coaching from her mother Deltrina Johnson, a trained gospel singer; and nu...

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April 27, 2021 25 min

Kevin Jenkins has served on the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees since December of 2020. Kevin is a proud alumni of the Peralta Community College District. He earned his Master’s of Public Administration from CSU East Bay and a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies and Planning from SF State University. Kevin has worked in local government for many years, working to influence systems to improve the lives of people ...

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April 14, 2021 39 min

D’Shaun Campbell founded Succeed Consultant Firm to cultivate strong relationships with entrepreneurs and business owners. Campbell assists in vision execution from goal formulation to insuring process completion to success. Passion and undeniable skill presented D’Shaun with complimentary positions at multiple faith-based organizations including Dream Team Affairs, 1C13 Productions, Faith in the Bay, and currently Chief Operations...

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March 23, 2021 48 min

Professional dancer, choreographer, teacher, and small business owner (Raycreations Greeting Cards), Erik Lee's artistic work aligns with but is not limited to the culture of the Bay Area: socio-political activism, spirituality, and artistic explorations of the African diaspora. 

Join us as we talk about humble beginnings, the weight and joy of being a role model for children, and the undemanding ease of how he started his greet...

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Tajianna Okechukwu (she/her) is an emerging actress and filmmaker. Join us as we talk about the duality of being behind and in front of the camera, bringing a Nigerian-American perspective to Hollywood, and that recent Jordan commercial!

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Music Video: Janel Chanté - "Queen"
Jordan Commercial
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February 24, 2021 39 min

Ave-Ameenah Long is a travel photographer and nonprofit administrator. 

Listen in as we talk about global Blackness, travel photography, youth empowerment, and the movement for Black Trans Lives.

Avé-Ameenah Long Instagram: @Keep_it_diasporac

Oakland SOL Revival: Instagram @Oakland_SOL_Revival

Music Video: Qing Qi - IDWIW (I Do What I Want)--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. 

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February 9, 2021 23 min

Andre Spearman is a community organizer, Social Justice Warrior, nonprofit leader, and amazing father!
Follow him and his nonprofit, A Journey to Success, on Facebook

To learn more about labor unions, visit the SEIU Local 1021 website.
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January 27, 2021 34 min

Noah D. James III (he/him) is deaf/ hard of hearing. He is a Sickle Cell Warrior whose artistic voice has grown and flourished into curating performance art, poetry, and a thriving podcast. His mission is to encourage and uplift sickle cell, chronic, and mental health warriors to continue to to pursue life. 

He is the Co-Artistic Director of Visceral Roots Dance Company and has toured, taught, and thrived as a professional dancer fo...

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January 19, 2021 40 min

Regina Evans is a native of Oakland, is a Poet, Playwright, Actor, Entrepreneur, Modern Day Abolitionist and a Survivor Leader in the fight against sex trafficking. She is the Founder of Regina's Door, a vintage boutique located in downtown Oakland. Regina's Door is an artistic safe haven and healing sanctuary for at-risk youth, homeless youth, young Oakland Creatives and survivors of human trafficking.

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