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Front row, from left to right: Cat Brooks of the Anti Police-Terror Project, Antrinette
Jenkins (Yuvette Henderson’s sister), Jameson (Henderson’s brother) and civil
rights attorney Dan Siegel announce the federal lawsuit against the City of Emeryville
and Emeryville police. Photo by Nikolas Zelinski.

Henderson’s Family Files Suit Against Emeryville Yuvette Henderson was killed outside Home Depot by two EPD officers using military-grade assault rifles.

Yuvette Henderson’s family, represented by civil rights attorney Dan Siegel, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Emeryville and two police officers responsible for the death of Henderson. <
Los partidarios de la Medida I manifestándose ante el ayuntamiento de San Francisco antes de las elecciones del lunes. Foto por Causa Justa.

Elecciones en SF muestra victorias y derrotas para Grupos de Derecho a la Vivienda

Las elecciones de 2015 en San Francisco dieron en los resultados que eran en su mayoría desalentadores para las organizaciones de derechos de vivienda y activistas contra el aburguesamiento, con las Medidas F e I [...]
The Apollas, 1966 (l-r): Ella Jamerson, Leola Jiles, and Billie Barnum.

Bay Area African American Women in Music: How Pittsburg Vocalist Leola Jiles Transitioned From Gospel to Pop

  During their debut at the Sweet Chariot – a nightclub in Manhattan, allegedly run by the Mafia, that presented African American gospel music to largely white audiences – the Bay Area gospel-singing group, the [...]
Reggie Lyles

Community Forum: “When Violence Challenges the Education of Young African American Women”

  Black Women Stirring the Waters (BWSTW) is hosting a community forum, “When Violence Challenges the Education of Young African American Women,” Sunday, Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m. at Lake Park, 1850 Alice St. in Oakland.
Pamela Alexander, director of Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund.

Ford Motor Company Celebrates Bay Area “Unsung Heroes” Nominations due Nov. 23; special awards ceremony to be held Dec. 8

  As part of its ongoing commitment to support local communities, Ford Motor Company is kicking off the Ford Freedom Unsung program in the Bay Area to honor the achievements of everyday people and organizations [...]
The Whispers - Walter Scott, Wallace Scott, Nicholas Caldwell and Leaveil Degree.

The Whispers Will Be Home for the Holidays at the Paramount

The smooth velvety voices of The Whispers will come back to the Bay Area Nov. 28 at Oakland’s Paramount Theater.   Presented by Bay Area Productions, The Whispers’ “Home for the Holidays” concert will feature [...]