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The Black Landscape

The Black Landscape

By Andréa Spearman
The Black Landscape is a series of conversations that spotlight Black people doing significant work in the SF Bay Area communities in various industries including the arts, local government, local authors, the Peralta College system, labor unions, retail and costuming design, tech, and more!
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Episode 4: Avé-Ameenah Long
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)
February 24, 2021
Episode 3: Andre Spearman
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. To learn more about the Faith in Action Network, click here.
February 10, 2021
Episode 2: Noah James
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 for over a decade. His book, The Gift of Pain: Bookmarks of a Sickle Cell Warrior Vol.1 is available now on Amazon. Inspired by his own journey, Noah serves as a life coach and chronic pain advocate within various communities. Book: The Gifts of Pain: Bookmarks of A #SickleCellWarrior Vol. 1 Website: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter: @VisceralRoots @iNoahplace
January 27, 2021
Episode 1: Regina Evans
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. Regina Evans:
January 19, 2021