Welcoming ‘Woody’s wave’ to our Bay Shores
“My show is about being immersed in Black culture. I want to highlight what makes Black culture interesting all around, and the new exciting things that our people are doing. The post Welcoming ‘Woody’s wave’ to our Bay Shores appeared first on San Francisco Bay View.
by Zaire Saunders
Washing ashore the SF Bay View newspaper is our new social media manager, Woody. Avid readers of the Bayview familiar with all our social media posts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter – for all the gen-Z readers itching for TikTok, you’ll have to wait – can give their thanks to Woody.
Hailing from Michigan, Woody, over the past couple of months, has maintained the flow of stories – channeling them over onto the internet to update our loyal readers of the Bay View. More credit to her couldn’t be given, especially since she is a full-time college student and a dancer on the side, gathering the tools to change the currents of Black SF news and culture.
“I’m to be the host of a news show coming out called “Woody’s wave!” What brought me to the Bay View is the history surrounding the newspaper. Being a Black-owned newspaper from 1976 was enough to catch my eye, to be interested in working with them,” the conviction was there. “I love reading about my people. I love being around my people. I love supporting my people and all that’s possible here at the SF Bay View. And I hope to bring that to the show,” explained Woody.
“My show is about being immersed in Black culture. I want to highlight what makes Black culture interesting all around, and the new exciting things that our people are doing. The show will celebrate our People and community. We’re highlighting some great musicians, filmmakers, writers, dancers, artists and overall some great talent. Not only focusing on talent but we’re also highlighting the people who are bettering our community.”
Woody – as well as a great many others that are part of the staff – is a recent addition to the Bay View team, myself included. So the excitement can be felt, worn even, wrapped around each one of us as we collude and plot our next move with the Bay View.
“I’m personally excited to be able to do my show through and with the SF Bay View. Already mentioning the rich history of the SF Bay View being a Black owned newspaper, they also have some great people running and supporting this newspaper. I’m excited to have these same people backing my show and going on this journey with me. Working with the SF Bay View for the show is going to be interesting and fun,” says Woody.
Zaire Saunders is the copy editor and reporter for the SF Bay View Community Journalism Program, which is funded by the California State Library.