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In South Africa, the ‘Hard Work of Reconciliation’ Continues

In South Africa, the ‘Hard Work of Reconciliation’ Continues

By Cathy Cockrell, UC Berkeley News Many people alive today are still recovering from wounds suffered during South Africa’s chaotic transition to democracy 20 years ago this month, Berkeley anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes said Tuesday.At a [...]
“Hoi An 2,” photograph by Emily Gibson, a student in UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism

UC Student Art Exhibit “Envisioning Human Rights”

UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Center, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014, got some help this week from the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and 14 student artists from four UC campuses, whose human [...]
Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee Announces $16M in Federal Health Grants

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) announced this week that a total of $15,926,537 in Department of Health and Human Services grant funding to Bay Area community health care providers. These grants will allow Alameda County Health [...]
ACOE

Five Candidates Vie to Replace Outgoing County Superintendent of Schools

Five candidates are competing to replace Alameda County Superintendent of Schools Sheila Jordan, who is retiring after 16 years in the position. The superintendent, an elected position, runs the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE),
Tony Thurmond speaks at a house party. 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, [...]