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A group of activists, led by Berkeley High, Berkeley City College and UC Berkeley Black student unions, marched from the UC Berkeley campus to the city council meeting at Old City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Berkeley Council Bans Tear Gas, Baton Strikes, Approves Investigation of December Protests

Two months after Berkeley police injured peaceful protesters with batons, tear gas and projectiles, some 150 activists led by Berkeley High, Berkeley City College and UC Berkeley Black student unions, took the Black Lives Matter [...]
The Human Rights Center’s Kim Thuy Seelinger discusses findings from sexual violence research with colleagues in Kenya. Photo by Stephen Smith Cody.

Macarthur Foundation Awards $1 Million to Human Rights Center

By Andrea Lampros, UC Berkeley News The MacArthur Foundation has recognized the Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law for its investigations and research on war crimes and human rights abuses with a 2015 MacArthur Award [...]
Former Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner with Assemblyman Tony Thurmond.

Assemblyman Tony Thurmond Introduces Staff

By Kia Croom District 15 Assemblymember Tony Thurmond introduced his new staff at a recent event at Berkeley City Hall. Thurmond’s district staff includes: Brett Badelle, field representative; Brandon Baranco, field representative; Mary Nicely, district [...]
Book cover of "Granny, Who is God?" 2014. Illustration by Virginia Jourdan.

Writer Carmen Bogan Promotes Literacy with Children’s Book

Granny, who is God?   In her illustrated multicultural children’s book, author Carmen Bogan entertains this question that has probably lingered in the minds of most small children. <
Super Bowl 50 will be February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.

Super Bowl 50 is Open for Business

In November, The San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee launched Business Connect. 750 business owners attended two Kick-Off Workshops at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara and Moscone Center West in San Francisco. [...]
Panelists Cephus "Uncle Bobby" Johnson, Paul Henderson, John Burris and Adante Pointer address questions during the Save Our Sons event.

“It Is Critical That We All Become Our Brother’s Keeper,” Say Speakers at Covenant Worship Center

On the day set aside to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., nearly 400 people packed into the sanctuary of Covenant Worship Center in Berkeley to both celebrate the day and to talk about securing [...]
Barbara White, vice president of the Berkeley NAACP, speaks about ending institutional racism.

Berkeley Meeting Addresses Prejudice Calls for end to “normalization of Blacks being treated like second-class citizens”

More than 250 residents, lawmakers and academics spent five hours Saturday at a forum exploring what Barbara White of the Berkeley NAACP called “the normalization of Blacks being treated like second-class citizens in America and [...]