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News, The Snitch Twitter Hires a White Dude to Lead Its Diversity Efforts

Twitter Hires a White Dude to Lead Its Diversity Efforts

You gotta wonder about the conversations (and rationalizations) that happen in Twitter’s corporate boardrooms. After a year in which the social media giant was widely and repeatedly condemned for its overwhelming whiteness, the company announced this week that it’s…
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News, The Snitch Jesse Jackson Wants Racial Data About Twitter Layoffs. Twitter Plays Dumb.

Jesse Jackson Wants Racial Data About Twitter Layoffs. Twitter Plays Dumb.

Twitter has a diversity problem, like so many tech companies, and this week the social media giant’s overwhelming whiteness was very publicly taken to task. As USA Today reports, Rev. Jesse Jackson is pressuring Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to…
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Music, All Shook Down

Bay Links: Cellos, Jesse Jackson & Booze

Twitter brings cellists together. Brittney Gilbert's eyes…
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Calendar, Night&Day Black Power (Pop)

Black Power (Pop)

Dedicated to "the black people who made themselves heard," the film Wattstax documents a 1972 concert of Stax Records artists (some of the most scintillating live soul acts on the planet) at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The event was…
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News, The Apologist

Maid in San Francisco

For the past several weeks, more than 4,000 workers in the Unite Here Local 2 union have been on strike or locked out from 14 of San Francisco's swankiest hotels, including the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, the Fairmont, and the Four…
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Calendar, Performance The Great Entertainer

The Great Entertainer

FRI-SAT 5/7-8 Talk about truth in advertising. It takes cojones to name yourself "Cedric the Entertainer," considering that if your act sucks you're practically begging for snarky newspaper headlines. But Cedric Kyles knew what he was doing when he selected…
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Dining, The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Back in December our little mayoral write-in runoff prompted some local speculation. Could America's first openly gay almost-mayor actually be an in-the-closet ... vegetarian? On behalf of the public's right to know, and in hopes of bolstering Tommy's chances…
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Affirmative Reaction

Most people know that this year's drop in minority enrollment at the UC Berkeley law school is what brought Jesse Jackson to California last August, spouting ugly charges of "ethnic cleansing" in the universities. But the most interesting facet of…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Thinking of getting hitched? Of signing on the bottom line? Of marrying your fortunes to those of a new tribe, guide, or accomplice? It's not a totally outlandish notion, though I wish you would let your…
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