Alum Donald Lacy is Color Struck' in Theatre, Comedy

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
S.F. BAY VIEW -- Thespian, comedian, humanitarian, radio broadcaster and father would all be words to describe this Bay Area renaissance man who has been putting his stamp on Oakland and the Bay Area’s culture for decades. He is one of the colorful people who make this spot a very unique, countercultural mecca in the United States for Black people and anybody curious about us. He is a man whose consciousness was formed in the turbulent ’60s, cultivated at San Francisco State and refined on the streets of the Bay, where he lost his daughter in a shooting where she was an innocent bystander in the late ’90s. “Most of the information in ‘Color Struck’ comes from my brilliant teachers and mentors who I had the honor of learning from while I was a student at San Francisco State University,” Lacy said. “I was told by Dr. Raye Richardson a long time ago that if you’re Black in America, you are schizophrenic by nature, because we live in our natural Afrocentric world.”