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.