Thoughts of a Common Man
By Charles R. Williams

Fun and informative talk radio!!!

Out and About in the Community!

Be on the lookout for Pop-up Events with "The Chief" --  Summer/Fall 2017

October 14th - Jazz In The City II - Victor Fields & Friends, 1940s themed fundraiser! - 


August 19th  - 20th Street Block Party! - SF Mission District

June 3rd -  Self E-STEM 3rd Annual Martini Splash - Fundraiser Mixer,  Z Cafe & Bar at  2735 Broadway, Oakland at 6 p.m.

May 21st - Keynote Speaker for Citizens Against Homicide Annual Luncheon!

May 6th - Cinco De Mayo Block Party! SF Mission, @24th St!

April 30th -  Sunday Streets Tenderloin / 456 Ellis, SF

February 23rd - Relay for Life Kick-off Event!, at the Moose Lodge,  Pittsburg, CA

February 9th - What's In A Name Director's Cut Event! at

Octopus Literary Lounge, Oakland, CA - We're giving away tickets on the show! For more info:

January 16th -  MLK Day! at SF Jazz Center   For more info:

2017 - Happy New Year!!!!

December 20th - Thoughts of a Common Man Holiday Reading/Meet & Greet with a special performance by "Eyez" !!! at Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St. #107, Oakland, CA starting at 7 p.m.

December 14th - Glide Memorial Grocery Giveaway

330 Ellis St. San Francisco, CA  at 8:30 a.m.

December 11th -  La Cocina presents El Mercado, a Holiday Market - Supporting a Delicious Cause from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, San Francisco, CA

November 17th -  What's In A Name? - Movie Premiere Landmark Shattuck Cinemas - 2230 Shattuck Avenue - Berkeley, CA at 7 p.m.

October 29th -  Thoughts of a Common Man Signing at Bay Area Family Literacy Day! Located at the African American Museum & Library in Oakland, CA - Hosting authors from all over the country! More info:

July 23rd - Thoughts of a Common Man Book Reading at Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St. #107, Oakland, CA at 12 Noon to 2 p.m. More info:

September 17th - Best Foot Forward! 20th Annual Back to School Shoe Giveaway! Oakland Coliseum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More info:

July 16th and 17th - Relay for Life Event at City Hall, 65 Civic Ave., Pittsburg, CA at 10 a.m.

June 25th - Unity In The Community! - Ambrose Community Center at 10 a.m. - Bay Point, CA

June 12th - Cancer Survivors Brunch! - Steeltown Cafe

from 1 - 3 p.m., Pittsburg, CA

June 4th - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year 2016 Finale Event! - San Francisco, CA

May 14th - Peoples' Pitch Event 2016 - Impact HUB at 12 Noon - Oakland, CA

May 7th & 8th - Cancer Awareness Fair at Courtyard Marriott - Oakland, CA

April 23rd - African Americans Making Connections! Laney College at 8:30 a.m. More info:

March 23rd - Tony Saunders Uptown Jazz at Yoshi's!!! at 8 p.m. - Oakland, CA

March 23rd - Male Empowerment Fair! Laney College at 2 p.m. - Oakland, CA

March 19th - The Latina Center, 4980 Appian Way #104  at  7 p.m. El Sobrante, CA 

February 29th - Fatimah "Eyez" Performs!

2101 Webster Street at 22nd in Oakland, CA at 5 p.m.

February 27th - "Breaking the Silence",  Impact HUB Oakland, 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA, at 12 p.m.

February 20th - Walking Blues Tour - Oakland Walk of Fame!

1451 7th Street, Oakland, CA at 2 p.m.

February 18th - Relay For Life: Kick-Off Event! - Pittsburg, CA

February 13th - African American Museum & Library Black History Event! 659 14th Street, Oakland, CA at 2 p.m.

February 6th - Superbowl 50 Celebration - Leigh Steinberg

@CityView/Metreon SF!

January 23rd  -  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Northern California Blood Cancer Conference, San Francisco Hyatt Regency - 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Events & Appearances 2015!

December 18th & 19th - La Posada! 12/18 - Cesar Chavez Park at 5 p.m. and continues 12/19 at Avenida De La Fuente at 3 p.m.

December 9th - Street Level Health Project!

December 6th - Raiders Toy Drive! D Lot, Oakland Coliseum, 6 a.m. to 12 Noon More info:

December 1st- Brothers on the Rise! Coming of Age Celebration at SoleSpace, 1714 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA, 5;30 p.m. 

October 30th - Uptown Jazz with Tony Sanders!!! Dinner and Jazz at Angelica's, 863 Main Street, Redwood City, CA, 7 p.m.

October 27th -  Live Table Read of a scene from What's In A Name! the movie. Alyce On Grand, 3223 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA, 7 p.m.

October 1st - Lake Chalet, "Together We Rise" hosted by Ella Baker Center for Human Rights,  1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA,  7:30 p.m.

September 23rd - Luka's Taproom & Lounge "Oakland Coliseum Reboot Plan"  2221 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 5:30 p.m.

July 18th - MC for Relay for Life Event at City Hall, 65 Civic Ave., Pittsburg,CA at 10 a.m.

June 13th - American Cancer Society/Relay for Life - Cancer Survivors' Brunch, 80 Power Ave., Pittsburg, CA at 10 a.m.

February 2nd -  Open Mike Nite at Imagine Affairs, 408 14th Street, Oakland, CA at 8 p.m.


January 5th - Virtual Launch Party!

Thoughts of a Common Man will be officially released on Amazon 1/5/2014 and I’m having a virtual FB launch party to celebrate!

Among the attendees who are part of the Q & A conversation, have left a comment on my website at: or have posted or shared on Thoughts of a Common Man at:, and re-tweeted @CWCommonMan, a few will be chosen to win the e-book free.

RSVP by clicking the “Join” button in the upper right corner of this event page. And don’t forget to invite your friends!


December 31st NYE!  On-air with Oakland's KPR1 Radio at 1 p.m.  

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