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.
Comedian Kamau Bell, who lives in Berkeley, is performing standup at The Marsh in Berkeley through Aug. 22. Photo: 92Y Tribeca/New York Comedy Festival With two young daughters — Sammy, 4, and Juno, 7 months — W. Kamau Bell needs to be home early these days. Hence the name of his new stand-up show, “Home by 10,” running […]
On Friday, March 13, I attended a panel on race and racism held at Willard School that included Kamau Bell, and Michael Pearce, owner of the Elmwood Café. The discussion was a result of an incident at the Elmwood Café where an employee told Bell to leave because she assumed he was a homeless person […]
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.
W. Kamau Bell will take part in a public conversation on “implicit bias and micro-aggression experiences in the East Bay,” on March 13, 2015, in Berkeley. Photo: Matthias Clamer Courtesy of FX W. Kamau Bell will take part in a public conversation on “implicit bias and micro-aggression experiences in the East Bay,” on March 13, 2015, in Berkeley. Photo: Matthias Clamer […]
W. Kamau Bell, who wrote a blog post about being the victim of racial prejudice at the Elmwood Café in Berkeley. Photo: Matthias Clamer/FX W. Kamau Bell, who wrote a blog post about being the victim of racial prejudice at the Elmwood Café in Berkeley. Photo: Matthias Clamer/FX UPDATE, 7.07 p.m. W. Kamau Bell says he is committed […]