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Tony Thurmond speaks at a house party last Sunday. Photo by Ken Epstein

Tony Thurmond Gains Major Endorsements in Assembly District 15 Race

With election season now in full swing, Assembly District 15 candidate Tony Thurmond is making the rounds to house parties in his district, which includes Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Piedmont and parts of North [...]
Pamela Price.

Civil Rights Attorney Pamela Price Runs for the CA State Assembly

Civil Rights Attorney Pamela Price is running for California State Assembly in the 15th Assembly District which includes Northern Alameda County and Western Contra Costa County. Cities of the 15th Assembly District include Albany, Berkeley, [...]
L to R, from top- Treva Reid, Brigitte Cook, Iris Merriouns, Nyeisha DeWitt, Katherine Jolly, Pamela Calloway, Shereda Nosakhare, Maïsha Everhart, Julie M. Waters, and Aisha Brown. Photo by Ashley Chambers

Bay Area Women Leading Behind the Scenes in Politics

The face of leadership is changing. More African American women are being represented in the political arena. They manage communications for state leaders, represent politicians in the State Assembly, and play a big role in [...]
Mike Norris. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

Mike Norris Releases Educational Calendar

Former Oakland A’s Pitcher Mike Norris is invested in promoting positive values and education. He released a new educational calendar that’s aimed at helping children learn subjects such as Math, Science, English, and Nutrition.
John Diaz of The San Francisco Chronicle, Lily Dorman Colby student at UC Berkeley Law, Judge Michael Nash and Jim Newton of the Los Angeles Times during forum at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall in 2012. Photo by Fostering Media Connections.

OP-ED: Journalism in the Best Interest of the Child

By Daniel Heimpel A fortnight ago, the appeals court for the Second Appellate District in California invalidated a court order that had eased media access to Los Angeles County’s otherwise closed juvenile dependency hearings.This ends [...]
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Movement Begins Against Increased Standardized Testing of Teachers

It’s tough and expensive to become a teacher. For most people in California it now requires five different standardized tests, a year of classes and six months of unpaid labor AFTER completion of the B.A.Now [...]