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South Africa Celebrates Freedom Day Today!
April 27, 2018

As South Africa celebrates Freedom Day, April 27, 2018, Wright Enterprises  reposts tribute to former First Lady Winnie Mandela originally released April 20th.

For more about Freedom Day read this article from the Times Live

Dare South Africans dream again as they celebrate their 23rd Freedom Day?

27 April 2018 - 10:01BY DAVID EVERATT

It was just four and a half months ago that Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa won the presidency of the African National Congress (ANC) that governs South Africa.

Pundits said at the time that the post-colonial narrative was fixed: the ANC was irredeemably corrupt, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma would win and protect her ex Jacob Zuma and his legacy, and the decade-long nightmare of Zuma’s kleptocracy would become a decade longer and gloomier, by the end of South Africa would be bankrupt, broken and buggered.

But in the 128 days since Ramaphosa took over the reins, South Africans have had to learn again to imagine that they might be free, and to have hope in the future. 2018 may not feel like 1994, but it comes a close second. The will to believe is taking root.  Click Here for Entire Article on Freedom Day:

The South African Consulate in Los Angeles will celebrate the evening of April 27th...more to come on that celebration as W.E. joins.

Wright Enterprises' Community Spotlight 4/20/18

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Press Release

April 20, 2018
With All Due Respect...
South Africa 
Click Image for CNBC Africa Interview with Jesse Jackson Tribute to Winnie Mandela.
San Francisco
Doris Ward, The First Black Woman Board of Supervisor President was honored in January. The event was coordinated by longtime Bay Area Journalist Belva Davis. Person after person after person lined up to give honor and tribute to Ward. After the tributes that included present Board of Supervisor President London Breed and District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen, true to Ward's persona, she told Belva Davis with a big smile, "That was all very nice, but you didn't give me a chance to speak." "That was Doris always seeking her rightful place to have the last say," said Davis.  Click image to see the San Francisco Chronicle Article about Ward. (Ward is pictured with Talk Show Host Janice Edwards and the late SF Supervisor Willie B. Kennedy).
Jacquie Taliaferro with Eugene White (l) Ben Jealous (c)
Artist Eugene White with former NAACP National President Ben Jealous and Filmmaker Jacquie Taliaferro. White is among artist featured in upcoming SF Arts Commission "Culture Catalyst."
Celebrate the art and legacy of the Neighborhood Arts Program! 
Culture Catalyst celebrates the art and legacy of the Neighborhood Arts Program (NAP). Founded in 1967, the NAP provided a wide range of free or very affordable support services to artists and community groups in San Francisco's diverse neighborhoods. 
Curated by Kevin B. Chen and Jaime Cortez,
Community leader Lynnette White announced the closing of The White Gallery due to the illness of her husband artist Eugene White.  Purchase original art as the gallery needs to be closed quickly.  Call Lynette White at 415 846-3036.
Culture Catalyst will feature works by over 20 artists who represent the Program's ongoing legacy. 
Participating artists and arts organizations include:  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Nancy Cato, Enrique Chagoya, Lenore Chinn, Veronica De Jesus, Orlando de la Garza, Katie Dorame, Juan R. Fuentes, Katie Gilmartin, Aron Kantor, Việt Lê, Yolanda López, MACRO WAVES, Elizabeth "Oscar" Maynard, Geri Montano, Jane Norling, Queer Ancestors Project, Joe Ramos, Eustinove P. Smith, The Cultural Conservancy, Eugene E. White
René Yañez and Bayview Opera House Youth Artists.
Exhibition dates: April 27 - June 9, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, April 27, 6-8 p.m.
SF State Engage San Francisco to Honor Community Leaders
Lynette White, Altheda Carrie and Brenda Harris
University of San Francisco students are pictured with Lynette White & Altheda Carrie.   The community leaders will be honored May 18th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at USF Lone Mountain 100 for their efforts in the development of the Change Makers Project in the Western Addition.
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Get Ready for the San Francisco Black Film Festival in June, Father's Day and Juneteenth Weekend, June 14-17, 2018
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