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Mary King, May 29, 1946 to November 15, 2015

Trailblazer and Champion of the People, Mary King, 69

Mary V. King, an Oakland native who was the first African American on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and served as AC Transit general manager, died on Sunday at the age of 69.
Fight for 15 and Black Lives Matter activists march in downtown Oakland. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Bay Area Labor, Black Lives Matter Unite to Fight for $15/hr. and Racial Justice

Fast-food workers, care givers, and store employees in hundreds of cities across the country walked off the job Tuesday demanding a $15-an-hour minimum wage and union rights.
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. <
Berkeley High School students walked out of classes and rallied at UC Berkeley Thursday to protest racist, terrorist threats. Photo courtesy of Afro House Berkeley.

Outrageous Racist Threat at Berkeley High Sparks Outrage, Students Walk Out

Berkeley High School students walked out of classes, rallied on campus and marched to UC Berkeley yesterday in the wake of news that a racist threat calling for the lynching of Black people was discovered [...]
Sandré Swanson speaks with nurses.

Nurses Endorse Sandré Swanson for State Senate

The California Nurses Association (CNA) has endorsed former East Bay Assemblymember Sandré Swanson for State Senate.   The CNA’s support follows recent endorsements by East Bay leaders and labor groups, including the California School Employees [...]