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This is a 20 minute movie on the dramatic event that was the convention held in Oakland, CA to elect delegates to represent the 9th Congressional District in Oakland and Barack Obama. It drew 2,000 people. If you live in Oakland and are politically involved, you’re going to see someone you know in this video. It was really a kind of homecoming for people in Oakland politics and of course Oaklanders who have been involved with the Obama campaign. I thank the people in the video from Peralta Community College District Chancellor...

Ok, I warn you. This is a rant of massive proportions and designed to get my dander up for the day. Here it is. I’m sick and tired of meeting San Francisco Digital Media and Ad Execs who work for or with Linkedin, AOL, Facebook, and other once nice little startups that suddenly became large companies yet don’t know the first thing about coding a website, or don’t even use state-of-the-art digital communications tools like Twitter, or even know how to make a YouTube channel, let alone upload a video to it….and...

This is a video of the flight that I took from Oakland to Phoenix to attend Super Bowl XLII and the events before the game. It was a Southwest Airlines flight that left at 1:30 that day and got in at about almost 5 PM. ...

The San Francisco Bay Area Interactive Group or “SF-BIG” asked me to make this video of their “Reach” event held March 20th, 2008 at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. The topic was on what ad firms look for in digital ad talent and what advantage — if any — San Francisco has as a center of digital media. The panelists included Melinda Mettler (Academy of Art School of Advertising), Alyson Hyder (Avenue A | Razorfish); Bernie Albers (Federated Media); and David Greenwald, (i2iplacement). In all it...

CNN’s Brianna Keilar Now Regular Anchor On CNN Morning After what seemed to be fits and starts, Brianna Keilar, who I met at the 2005 NFL Draft and was then with MTV-U, then after an agent contacted me in late 2005 — well, pestered me, really — about seeing her here online at this account I wrote about Brianna Keilar at the 2005 NFL Draft, I informed her and after she responded with an approval, I gave him her then current contact information. The result, in 2006, was that Brianna Keilar was hired by CNN, and after she...

Blogs, New Media and You – A WISE Panel Discussion – A panel discussion featuring: Rebecca Weeks – Real Girls MediaCathy Brooks – Seesmic, Inc.Irina Slutsky – Geek Entertainment TVChristine Kerner – KOFY TV20Leyla Farah – Cause+Effect PRPaula Storti – Worldwalk MediaStephanie Quilao – Back In Skinny JeansPatti Mangan – TangoDiva.com Zennie Abraham – Sports Business Simulations Monday, March 31, 2008Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pmLocation: Hotel KabukiStreet: 1625 Post StreetCity/Town:...

There’s something about becoming an Obama Supporter than just brings out unbridled passion in some people, and this woman was no exception. She erupted into a fit of joy during an Obama Supporter rally at the California State Democratic Convention, and after explaining that she was a registered Republican who switched to the Democratic Party to vote for and volunteer for Barack Obama. ...

Sf Chronicle columnist Chip Johnson featured the SBS Blog Network in his article on Oakland, which you can read here. But his real “focus” was on Oakland, which is where our blog Oakland Focus comes in. It’s at http://oaklandfocus.blogspot.com . This is some of what he wrote: It’s one of more than 50 Web sites posted by Abraham at his business Web site. But when he started writing about Oakland’s mayoral election in 2006, he saw a change in the Internet traffic pattern. “When we added the...

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This is one of many videos I made at this week’s MacWorld San Francisco at Moscone Center, where the star this year is the MacBook Air computer. It’s a very, very thin device that only costs $1,799. But according to Mickey Settler, a Mac expert who appears in the video, it has some design flaws that make it less than desirable for current Mac users contemplating a switch. ...

Yep. That’s a weird title, but as readers to my blog know whenever there’s a weird something that happens in my life, I’ll report it and this is certainly up there. As of this writing — things change — I’m not dating anyone. So as it happened I was at a cool lounge in Oakland with an interior that looks like you’ve walked into a Polynesian hut. Awesome place called The Tiki Lounge. Anyway I’m hanging out and chatting and eventually started talked to the woman seated next to me, who...

This is a “slice of life” video that gives you an idea of what people actually do at these “Web 2.0” parties. It features a brief talk with Reddit founder Steve Huffman, and a look around an all too crowded Gallery Lounge in San Francisco. We meet programmers arguing and someone who shows us how to make an impromptu NDA in a crowded place. Finally, San Franciscans who get around may recognize a certain person. ...

This is a music video shot impromptu at a place called The Stork Club on 2330 Telegraph Ave. I just happened to have my camera and they were cool with it. Here’s the result! ...

Cathy Brooks is my friend and the organizer of Le Web 3, December 11th – 12th in Paris France. We talked at Harry’s on Fillmore in San Francisco in a two part video series. Part Two is above and Part One is here. What is Le Web 3? Watch the video and visit the site here. For more information on the conference and questions for speakers, contact Cathy at [email protected] ...

Greetings Rev. Jackson, I’ve grown up in Chicago — first at 7427 Wentworth and then 7908 Kimbark — and now live in Oakland, CA. I have long been an admirers of yours, but I’m confused and dismayed by your column in the SunTimes. Here: http://www.suntimes.com/news/jackson/668053,CST-EDT-JESSE27.article Why do you continue to make statements that publications like The Huffington Post use against Senator Barack Obama? Also, you know Barack’s the first African American cadidate who can win. He’s...

This is a slice of a few seconds of life. I was walking along toward the Web 2.0 Expo conference earlier this year, when this voice from the box was basically scaring people. So I got my camcorder and went back to film him in action ...

As an “opener” to Barack Obama’s November 14th 2007 speech in San Francisco, new Cinncinati Reds and former Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker gave a great speech explaining why he supports Barack Obama for President and empasizing Senator Obama’s concern for the environment as a key reason. I didn’t expect Dusty to be so good without notes, but he did it; he talked well. ...

In this cool video that places Congressman and Presidential Candidate Ron Paul in the role of a Spartan as in the movie “300”, Paul kicks Fox News Chris Wallace into an abyss. You’ve got to see it. ...

You know, I’ve always believed that teams have their quarterback’s just throw up the ball and hope someone comes down with it on their side at the end of a tight game. But I think it’s become habit and so much so that quarterbacks miss wide open receivers on the way to the end zone. The Oakland Raiders Daute Culpepper missed a wide open Wide Receiver Johnnie Lee Higgins (15) while dropping back to throw the hail mary pass. I just watched a replay of the final play and the obvious was in full view: #15 was 10 yards in...

On today’s CNN Situation Room, Jack Cafferty asked why Black’s economic mobility was declining over past years. I wrote in this answer: Hi Jack, Even though I’m Black, I’m going to resist the temptation to fall right into the question. First, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago found that economic mobility for ALL Americans has declined sharply since 1980. Thus, it’s logical that Blacks would be part of that statistical whole. We have a HUGE problem which stems from America’s lack of desire to support...