African Americans are leaving San Francisco at an alarming rate. They make up just six percent of the population, down from over 13 percent in 1970 and have a higher unemployment rate than whites and other minorities.
After years working in low-paying-but-rewarding social service jobs, Delynn Parker went back to school to get her Masters in Psychology. She had high hopes for more opportunities and better compensation after she graduated. That is not how it worked out. She is now saddled with a huge student loan and has found it difficult to find full-time work in her chosen field. Parker shared a day in her life – from her morning commute to her early bed time – giving insight into being underemployed in the Bay Area.
The music you’re hearing now is by the San Francisco jazz/hip-hop trio known as The Broun Fellinis. They say of their sound, "We don't really write songs. We superimpose songified ideas.”
This week the Broun Fellinis will be superimposing their songified ideas on a collaboration called “ArtComplex Performances.” That's a series of structured improvisations with dance, live music and art installations.