A prestigious medical school will see its first Black woman neurosurgery resident ever.
The “Shadow of a Face” monument replaced a statue of Christopher Columbus which was removed in June 2020.
Many people aren't even aware San Francisco's Blackhawk jazz club existed, but in its time, the Tenderloin dive bar regularly showcased Black musical excellence. Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk recorded albums there, Billie Holiday played some of her last West Coast gigs there and Johnny Mathis was discovered there.
This month, the work of an Oakland educator and celebrated author of children’s books was featured at Target stores to mark Black History Month. The author’s work and success also earned her a visit to the White House on Tuesday.
Black History Month is often marked by recognizing the barrier breakers of the past, but even today barriers are still being broken.
Hella Coastal, which was the first Black-owned brewery in Oakland, paid tribute to civil rights leaders on their beer cans on February 28, 2022.
Monique Woodard, founder of San Francisco-based Cake Ventures, is among a still small, but growing list of Black women, venture capitalists.
Many people aren't even aware San Francisco's Blackhawk jazz club existed, but in its time, the Tenderloin dive bar regularly showcased Black musical excellence. It was where the city's native son, Johnny Mathis, was discovered.
On February 27, 1988, Debbie Thomas became the first Black athlete to win a medal at a Winter Olympics when she was awarded the bronze in figure skating at the Calgary games.
Oakland's own Mahershala Ali won a best supporting actor Academy Award on February 26, 2017 for his role in "Moonlight."
Earl Gage, Jr., who was the first Black firefighter with the San Francisco Fire Department, was honored with a mural at Rosa Parks Elementary School on February 25, 2022.
After graduating from the New England Female Medical College, Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first Black woman with an M.D. on February 24, 1864.
Sian Proctor was the first Black woman to pilot a spacecraft during a 3-day mission on a commercial craft.
Many people aren't even aware San Francisco's Blackhawk jazz club existed, but the Tenderloin dive bar regularly showcased Black excellence and was where SF native Johnny Mathis was discovered.
Oakland's own Black Joy Parade Founder, Elisha Greenwell stopped by to spread some "JOY" ahead of this Sunday's big parade and community event.
On February 23, 1979, Frank Petersen, Jr. was promoted to brigadier general, the first African-American general in the Marine Corps.
Oakland's Ryan Coogler won an NAACP Award for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture for his film "Fruitvale Station" on February 22, 2014.
Roy Clay Sr.'s place in history is not just in the tech world. The 91-year-old has been able to tell his story in a new book called, 'Unstoppable: The Unlikely Story of a Silicon Valley Godfather. KTVU's Claudine Wong sat down with Clay's three sons to talk about their father's story and his legacy.
Singer Nina Simone was born 90 years ago today on February 21, 1933.
John Singleton became the first Black filmmaker to get a best director nomination from the Academy Awards for his movie "Boyz n the Hood" on February 20, 1992.