For 25 years, from 1978 to 2003, Soul Beat was a 24/7, black-owned, public access TV network and it was the first music video network in the nation.
Black College Expo returns to Oakland. The National College Resources Foundation hosted the event at the Oakland Marriott City Center. KTVU's Mornings on 2 talked to the foundation founder, Theresa Price about how the event connects students with schools, and teaches students about to find financial support. Saturday, Feb. 26, 9:14am, KTVU Plus
Cathy Adams, LaNiece Jones and Sandra Varner in Oakland are using their professional skills to help the community. And they've been doing that for decades.
In honor of Black History month, KTVU brings you the story of three African American women who've been using their professional skills to help the community for decades. The public may not know their names, but it's likely that many people have seen the impact of their work. Amber Lee reports
On a bright sunny day at Rosa Parks Elementary School, another civil rights icon was honored. A mural, featuring Earl Gage Jr., San Francisco's first Black firefighter was officially unveiled.
Anisha Johnson says she chose to have a Black midwife, and a home birth for this pregnancy after a "traumatic" hospital experience with the birth of her first son.
Musician, author, and most famously a former leader of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, Elaine Brown is still politically active, still a force of nature, even at 78-years old.
Walk through some of Oakland's past with the Black liberation walking tour. The guided tours have been highlighting some of the important locations around West Oakland.
David Peters, the founder and board president of the West Oakland Cultural Action Network, spoke to Mornings on 2 The Nine about the efforts to preserve Black history in Oakland's Hoover-Foster neighborhood.
Berkeley researchers are making sure a building – now occupied by the City of Berkeley – gets its due for its role in Bay Area Black history.
Artist Fred Noland said he learned a lot creating the art for the Black History art installation.
Seth Lemon host of Fox Soul's Black Report discusses the fallout of hate crimes against the Black community from Ahmaud Arbery to threats against HBCUs.
Every week, Kaiser Permanente partners with the Word Assembly Church in Oakland to host talks about all kinds of mental and physical health concerns among men of color. Co-founder Kim Scott spoke to Mornings on 2 The Nine about why these kinds of spaces are often hard to come by.
The USS Hornet is honoring Black History month with a special display that highlights the achievements of African-Americans in the military and space.
Tristan Lewis and Andrew Smith started The Healing, a nonprofit aiming to promote mental health and wellness among Black men.
Toni Scott is credited with being the first Black woman to play professional baseball in the Negro League. At one time, she played minor league baseball on the San Francisco Sea Lions, a white team. Today, she is featured in the Google Doodle. Monique Wray, a San Francisco illustrator who drew the doodle, talks to KTVU about Stone.
A property owner is running into complaints about plans to demolish a building that housed the Black Panthers Party 55 years ago in Oakland.
People hopped on bicycles and rode from City Slicker Farms in Oakland to Township Commons.
The theme of Black History Month is "Black Health and Wellness." While celebrating the contributions of Black health care workers, it's also a time to acknowledge disparities laid bare by the pandemic. Dr. Malcolm John, the director of UCSF's Black Health Initiative, talks about his group's work to address disparities in healthcare.
Asian and Black communities can come together through poetry, explains San Francisco Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin.