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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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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    There is a tech renaissance going on in Oakland California.

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