Coffeehouse and performance space that supports activism
Braithwaite, Lionel. Interview by Madaha Kinsey-Lamb for Places Matters. November 2, 2001.
Sista's Place serves the community through entertainment, education and by teaching kids. It was at the center of politics and action in the community during a year-long boycott of Korean vegetable stands. I wish they could expand so they could do even more.
Warmly and artistically appointed, it is a comfortable setting to meet friends over tea and desserts, hear live jazz, play games, attend stimulating and extremely useful seminars and writing workshops! Workshops are held on a "pay what you can" policy. The workshops and seminars address political, cultural and social issues particularly of interest to people of color. The interior of Sista's Place has exposed brick walls, small round tables with table cloths and chairs. There are Afro-centric photos and paintings on the walls. Game boards are always out and ready in a bright and clean atmosphere.