The comedian and activist acknowledges Cal isn’t alone in its lack of black faces. He’s leading a discussion for the campus Wednesday on the black experience at UC Berkeley.
A trip to Kenya, facilitated by a Berkeley travel company, proved illuminating on many levels for East Bay comedian and TV host Bell in one of Bourdain’s last TV appearances.
The long-time manager, Kara Hammond, and Eric Wright, who managed Bar César in Oakland, are the new co-owners.
Messages left on the front of the Elmwood Café make plain how strongly people feel, in differing ways, about its closure. Meanwhile a prospective new owner is on the horizon.
The sudden closure of Berkeley’s Elmwood Café on Friday left many community members with questions. But there could be a future for the operation, the owner says.
The café closed suddenly, shutting down its social media pages and posting a brief note on the door, in a week when it had made headlines again for a racist incident in 2015.
In going inside San Quentin to screen an episode of his new CNN series that was filmed there to prisoners, Bell raises crucial issues.
After a racist incident in January, the owner of the Elmwood Cafe and W. Kamau Bell hosted 300 people to discuss race and implicit bias.
The cafe’s owner says he was appalled to hear the comedian was asked to leave the café as he was chatting to his wife and a group of friends.