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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

By Tuseda A. Graggs   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 [...]
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 [...]
Supporters of 14 protesters arrested at West Oakland BART on Nov. 28 chant and hold up a banner Thursday afternoon at the beginning of a BART Board of Directors meeting in Oakland before police push them out of the room.  The banner reads: "We Stand with the Black Friday 14. Drop the charges." Most of the supporters could not fit into the meeting room. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Supporters of Black Friday Protesters Demand That BART Drop All Charges

Protesters who took over the West Oakland BART station and shut down the trains on Black Friday received an outpouring of support on Thursday as community members rallied outside the BART Board meeting demanding that [...]
Longtime friends and comrades in the Black Arts Movement, Marvin X with actor Danny Glover. Photo: South Park, Kenny Johnson.

Marvin X Recruits Dream Team for Black Arts Movement

Black Arts Movement producer Marvin X has recruited a dynamic “dream team” for the upcoming Bay Area Black Arts 50th Anniversary celebration next year, including actor Delroy Lindo and former Black Panther Party Chairwoman Elaine [...]
Golden State Warriors Guard Klay Thompson with staff from the Warriors and Esurance, season ticket holders, and Oakland Marriott volunteers. They packaged 1300 lunches for Bay Area organizations as part of the WE GIVE #HashtagLunchBag movement. Photo by Graig Brooks - Jaguar Productions.

Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors and Esurance Feed the Community

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson joined season ticket holders, staff of the Warriors, Oakland Marriott and Esurance to prepare lunch bag meals to feed the hungry last week at the Oakland Marriott City Center.