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The civil rights movement broke down the barriers for African Americans in the work place.  Now, blacks make up more than  10% of America's workforce.  Not so in the Silicon Valley -- where our numbers are dismal at best.  It's rekindled a high-tech civil rights movement called the Digital Inclusion Initiative.

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There is a tech renaissance going on in Oakland California.

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Actor Carl Lumbly talked to The Bronze Report about his life, his career, and offers some good advice about love, during his performance in August Wilson's Fences.

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The Bronze Report's Jan Mabry went to the set of The Soul Man in Studio City and met the show's 'it' couple, Kim and Stamps -- Kellee Stewart and Wesley Jonathan.

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In the world of wine, the colors that usually dominate the conversation are red and white, but for the winemakers TBR's Barbara Rodgers met at San Francisco's 1300 on Fillmore, the colors are black and green. 

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The Bronze Report's Jan Mabry went to Hollywood for the VIP premiere of From the Rough, starring Taraji P. Henson and the late Michael Clarke Duncan. 

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Best Supporting Actor, Best Script, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Film… 12 Years A Slave won it all… the independend film awards, the British Film Awards, the Golden Globes, and the Oscars… the industry could not ignore the story  of Solomon Northup,  a free man, deceived and delivered into slavery.

 

 

We learned a lot about slavery in our history books, but in Marcus Gardley’s new play, The House That Will Not Stand, we discover the free women of color of the 1830s and what they had to do to survive.

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The Bronze Report caught up with cast members of The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess before opening night in San Francisco.  Alicia Moran Hall (Bess) and Nathaniel Stampley (Porgy) star in the touring production of this Tony Award-winning musical -- replacing Audra McDaniel and Norm Lewis from 2012 Broadway revival.  San Francisco is their first stop on the 20-city tour.

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DreamWorks’ holiday animated feature, The Rise of the Guardians is the first major 3-D computer generated movie ever directed by an African-American.  TBR's Jan Mabry introduces us to Peter Ramsey.

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Don't miss The Bronze Report.  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the Comcast Hometown Network - Cable Channel 104

Professor Claude Steele

Social psychologist Claude Steele’s groundbreaking research goes to the root of the achievement gaps in American society… whether it’s in the classroom, in the workplace… even on the playing field. He calls it “the stereotype threat.”

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Sometimes talent just runs in the family. Take San Francisco 49er Vernon Davis and his brother, Miami Dolphin Vontae Davis -- two amazing football players.  What you may not know is how amazingly gifted these two are when they’re not on the field.

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Haiti: Where Did the Money Go?

 

On January 12, 2010, a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Haiti… some 316,000 people died… at least a million people were left homeless.  The shock waves went around the world and the response was unprecedented.  People donated billions of dollars to help. Where did all that money go?

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Meet professor, historian and mixed-media artist JoeSam.  The Bronze Report's Jan Mabry caught up with him at his show at the Lush Life Gallery in San Francisco's Fillmore District.  He talked about his life, his art, and his take on the African American experience.

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs their classic piece, Revelations.

Meet Robert Battle

Meet Robert Battle, Artistic Director of The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre... an amazing dancer in his own right. 

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"I’m old enough to accept the responsibility that I’m an African American, a black artist OK, but a lot of my peers… 'I’m no black artist, I’m just an artist'.  You can go to 90% of the galleries in New York and you’ll never see a physical image of an African-American, unless you’re in Harlem.

 

JoeSam:  "In WW I and II and the Korean war no blacks were given medals of honor.  They were given to their white officers for the heroic deeds they did. "

Lorraine Hansberry

"Lorraine Hansberry's talent was even more exceptional given what she was able to do in the 1950s.  At a time when black writers were not being noticed, she was visionary, she was absolutely amazing.

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Blues for an Alabama Sky at LHT

 

The Lorraine Hansberry has undergone a renaissance of its own… so it seemed fitting … when host of The Bronze Report Barbara Rodgers  stopped by, Pearle Cleage’s play about the Harlem Renaissance was onstage…  Blues For an Alabama Sky.

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The red carpet was hot on opening night of the newly renovated, newly restored Howard Theatre in Washington DC. A homecoming for some… like Smokey, and Dionne Warwick.  They played there during its heyday, and what a long and storied time it was.

Jazz Singer Dianne Reeves

 

Four- time Grammy-award winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves is on The Bronze Report. The Bronze Report's Jan Mabry caught up with her backstage when Cal Performances presented her at Zellerbach Auditorium.

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  • Lorraine Hansberry
    Lorraine Hansberry

    "Lorraine Hansberry's talent was even more exceptional given what she was able to do in the 1950s.  At a time when black writers were not…

  • Carl Lumbly In Fences
    Carl Lumbly In Fences

    Actor Carl Lumbly talked to The Bronze Report about his life, his career, and offers some good advice about love, during his performance in August…

  • The Stereotype Threat
    The Stereotype Threat

    Social psychologist Claude Steele’s groundbreaking research goes to the root of the achievement gaps in American society… whether it’s in the classroom, in the workplace……

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