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.
Dorothy Johnson-Speight (right), the National Director of Mothers in Charge, spoke to the congregation of St. Columba Church in Berkeley at the church’s Saints Day Service on Nov. 1. Mothers in Charge is a [...]
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.
Tensions remain high at Berkeley High School in the wake of a student walkout sparked by the discovery of a written message in the school library threatening to lynch Black students.
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, 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 [...]
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 [...]
By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley News Not long after Berkeley became the first city in the country to levy an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, questions arose about whether the move would have its [...]
Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) has announced the passage of AB 768, a law that will prohibit the use or possession of smokeless tobacco products in California’s five professional baseball stadiums.
Newly revealed data confirms activists’ longtime charge that Berkeley Police racially profile Berkeley’s declining African American population. Berkeley Police disproportionate stop and search Blacks and Latinos for no reason, according to an analysis of [...]