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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! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theblacklandscape/support

The Black Landscape Andréa Spearman

    • Society & Culture
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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! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theblacklandscape/support

    Season 2 Episode 1: Jasmine Malone

    Season 2 Episode 1: Jasmine Malone

    Jasmine Malone was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, specifically the unceded land of the Me-Wuk (Bay Miwok) peoples. She attended Delta Academy for the Performing Arts and worked front of house at local theatres in the bay. She misses dance/acting class!!! Jasmine has been writing short stories and poetry for as long as she can remember. In 2020, she performed her poetry on IG live with da poetry lounge.
    As a co-founder of Black Vent Space, she plans her "scribble time" around writing social media posts and planning the next event!

    Black Vent Space Instagram
    Personal Instagram (@jasminexshantel)


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    • 25 min
    Episode 9: Adesha & AlexisRose

    Episode 9: Adesha & AlexisRose

    An Oakland native, Adesha made her solo debut singing for hundreds of people at The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco at the tender age of six. By age ten she had starred and co-starred in musicals, she sang a jingle for a commercial, and had performed solo at a few of San Francisco’s live music venues. Years of training from singing in church; vocal coaching from her mother Deltrina Johnson, a trained gospel singer; and numerous live performances would follow the training she received in her primary years. 

    To date Adesha has performed at a long list of venues from San Francisco to LA. She has been the opening act for Ledisi, Goapele, Gospel diva Kim Burrell, Kase, Anthony David, Carl Thomas, Jazmine Sullivan and more. Adesha has released a full length album entitled Giving Love a Try, a re-mix E.P. of the Giving Love A Try album, 2 additional E.P.s entitled Feeling You and Things 2 Consider, and a single entitled Just Groove, all of which are available on ITunes, Amazon Music, and Spotify.

    www.adeshamusic.com
    www.instagram.com/adeshamusic
    www.youtube.com/adeshamusic
    www.facebook.com/adeshamusic



    AlexisRose is an American inspirational pop singer-songwriter, born and raised in beautiful Oakland, CA.

    Beginning at the age of seven, AlexisRose began singing and performing for friends and family. This led her to begin performing in church and then going on to win many vocal competitions in her community and schools. She was honored to star in leading roles for plays and musicals, open up for headliners such as Tony! Toni! Toné!, Goapele and other big names such as John Madden, Steve Mariucci, Tom Hanks, as well as audiences of thousands.

    In 2017, AlexisRose released her first EP entitled Shades Of Love, an incredible project inspired by different angles of the heart. Her recently released single Radiant, is a beautiful expression about radiance for every woman under the sun. Check it out now on Spotify and most major sites.

    https://www.alexisrosemusic.com
    https://www.instagram.com/alexisrosemusic
    https://www.facebook.com/alexisrosemusic


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    • 52 min
    Episode 8: Kevin Jenkins

    Episode 8: Kevin Jenkins

    Kevin Jenkins has served on the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees since December of 2020. Kevin is a proud alumni of the Peralta Community College District. He earned his Master’s of Public Administration from CSU East Bay and a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies and Planning from SF State University. Kevin has worked in local government for many years, working to influence systems to improve the lives of people from disenfranchised communities. Kevin currently works with local community based organizations to address societal inequities. His community involvement includes serving in leadership on the Alameda County Public Health Commission and Peralta Citizens Bond Oversight Committee.

    Learn more about the Peralta Community College District Board here.

    Learn more about the film, Last Chance U.


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    • 25 min
    Episode 7: D'Shaun Campbell

    Episode 7: D'Shaun Campbell

    D’Shaun Campbell founded Succeed Consultant Firm to cultivate strong relationships with entrepreneurs and business owners. Campbell assists in vision execution from goal formulation to insuring process completion to success. Passion and undeniable skill presented D’Shaun with complimentary positions at multiple faith-based organizations including Dream Team Affairs, 1C13 Productions, Faith in the Bay, and currently Chief Operations Officer at Vision Center Church in Oakland, CA. 

    Join us as we talk about faith, entrepreneurship, and doing the work!

    Succeed Firm Website

    Succeed Firm Facebook

    Succeed Firm Instagram


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    • 39 min
    Episode 6: Erik Lee

    Episode 6: Erik Lee

    Professional dancer, choreographer, teacher, and small business owner (Raycreations Greeting Cards), Erik Lee's artistic work aligns with but is not limited to the culture of the Bay Area: socio-political activism, spirituality, and artistic explorations of the African diaspora. 

    Join us as we talk about humble beginnings, the weight and joy of being a role model for children, and the undemanding ease of how he started his greeting card business.

    Website
    Ray Creations Instagram
    Vimeo


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    • 48 min
    Episode 5: Tajianna Okechukwu

    Episode 5: Tajianna Okechukwu

    Tajianna Okechukwu (she/her) is an emerging actress and filmmaker. Join us as we talk about the duality of being behind and in front of the camera, bringing a Nigerian-American perspective to Hollywood, and that recent Jordan commercial!

    Website
    Instagram
    Music Video: Janel Chanté - "Queen"
    Jordan Commercial
    Shea Butter & Popcorn Podcast


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    • 30 min

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