Jobina Fortson, ABC7 News

Jobina Fortson

ABC7 News

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Jobina:

New Oakland restaurant Hi, Felicia aims to disrupt, diversify fine dining

"I want them to know that spending a lot of money doesn't have to feel stuffy and doesn't have to feel pretentious. I definitely think Hi, Felicia is disrupting order for restaurants moving forward." → Read More

1st non-binary San Francisco Bay to Breakers winner won more than just the race

"It was a win only made possible by my sports activism work that exposed Bay to Breakers' blatant exclusion of a non-binary awards category and rallied the community for change," Cal Calamia said. → Read More

2 injured in shooting near San Jose State University, suspect at large, police say

Upon arrival, they found two victims: a man with life-threatening injuries and a woman who is expected to survive. → Read More

Big rig smashes into Bay Bridge toll plaza booth; no injuries reported

The impact ripped the toll booth off its foundation and into a lane of traffic. Another car reportedly ran into the debris right after the crash. → Read More

Sonoma County winery to pay $10K per month for 'Really Goode Job'

It may be the sweetest $10,000 per month salary you ever make. Rent-free living with tasting a requirement. Here's how to jump in. → Read More

New book helps women understand, use their inner power

The book seeks to serve as a guide for women to access better positions in their careers while sharing tools to understand and use their power, networking skills, and know how to promote themselves. → Read More

East Bay nonprofit empowers people with disabilities to explore futures in the workforce

Saturday the organization - called Futures Explored - is holding an event showcasing the documentary film 'Hearts of Glass,' which highlights the importance of inclusion in the workforce. → Read More

Here's how to make an Irish coffee for St. Patrick's Day

Irish mixologist Gillian Murphy joined ABC7@7 to show us how to make an Irish coffee for St. Patrick's Day. → Read More

Oakland rapper Mistah F.A.B. talks creating youth development center, fashion and music

Mistah F.A.B. has created the kind of hits that can make an entire nightclub get hyphy, or have people shouting the lyrics out the windows of their cars. The Oakland rapper, turned fashion designer and now community pillar, is a Bay Area legend. → Read More

Former Bay Area reporter, cancer survivor creates website to help others

Cancer survivor and former Bay Area TV news reporter Stephanie Chuang discusses "The Patient Story," a website to help patients and survivors. → Read More

Jobina's exclusive VIP-only private book club: 'Black Girls Must Be Magic'

Jobina's exclusive VIP-only private book club is officially open, and today we talked to author Jayne Allen about her book "Black Girls Must Be Magic." → Read More

Activist Seneca Scott announces run for Oakland mayor

Oakland activist Seneca Scott announces he is entering the race for mayor. → Read More

Meet the people working to end racial bias and include more diversity in the wedding industry

Chanda Daniels has been creating stunning weddings since 1999, with a focus on diversity and inclusion well before "D&I" became a hot buzz term. → Read More

'Human etch-a-sketch' runner travels 95 miles to draw Lunar New Year tiger on SF streets

A San Francisco runner has been drawing designs using his Strava app route map. Most recently, he did the Year of the Tiger for Chinese New Year 2022. → Read More

5th annual Black Joy Parade back in Oakland after COVID-19 pandemic hiatus

Celebrating the Black experience past, present and future. The free festival returns Feb. 27 for every family to enjoy. → Read More

Kingmakers of Oakland dedicated to improving education system for young Black men

In honor of Black History Month, we're sharing stories of groups and individuals who are working to improve Black lives. Learn more about Kingmakers of Oakland, a nonprofit that helps by "healing the fish by treating the toxic ecosystem." → Read More

'Shark Tank' casting director dishes key secrets to landing and nailing an appearance

How much is too much backstory? Biggest mistake to make? The head of casting shares the "do's and dont's" to earn a spot with the sharks. → Read More

SF Indiefest documentary follows ups & downs of family in quarantine

Coming to the Mission District's Roxie Theater for the '22 San Francisco IndieFest is the documentary Quaranteened, a family in the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

SF Indiefest documentary 'Quaranteened' follows ups and downs of family in quarantine

Father filmmaker talks pointing the camera inwards for family's pandemic life. → Read More

Neighborhood lawn libraries offer young Bay Area readers access to anti-racist books

No library card needed here. The local group building equitable communities for young readers. → Read More