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A memorial for Yuvette Henderson on 34th and Hollis streets in Emeryville. Photo courtesy of Indybay.org.

OP-ED: Black Women Deserve the Dignity of Being Seen

By Cat Brooks, Onyx Organizing Committee   Violence against Black women is as old as chattel slavery and as common as hate. White men (and women) have always treated us like animals – exploitable labor [...]
California Attorney General Kamala Harris directed the state Department of Justice’s Division of Law Enforcement to conduct a 90-day review of its special agent training programs on implicit bias and use of force.

Attorney General Kamala Harris Issues Review on Implicit Bias and Use of Force by Law Enforcement

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently announced the results of an internal California Department of Justice 90-Day Review of its special agent training programs on implicit bias and use of force.
Robin Raveneau (middle), Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA), speaks at a City Hall press conference Thursday, April 16. Also pictured: George McDaniel, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, Destiny Iowma, Ron Muhammed, Robert Harris, Esq., Ken Wynn, Min. Keith Muhammed, Geoffrey Pete, Danny Williams, Lloyd Lawrence Jr., Devonte Jackson, Dr. Mark Alexander, Bryan Parker, Frank Tucker of 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Darryl Richardson, Oakland NAACP President George Holland, Saleem Shakir-Gilmore, Carroll Fife, Harrold Lowe, Bill Whyte, Darryl White, Abayomi Brami, and Chris Perryman. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Oakland Groups Demand City Action on Killings of Black Men

In wake of the recent killings of Eric Harris in Oklahoma and Walter Scott in South Carolina, both unarmed Black men killed by police officers, a group of community leaders, clergy, and activists are calling [...]
Protesters delivered a letter to Oakland police on April 12, demanding that they release surveillance footage from Home Depot related to the shooting of Yuvette Henderson by Emeryville Police on Feb. 3. Henderson's sister, Antrinette Jenkins stands third from right. Photo by Daniela Kantorová.

Protesters Rally for Justice for Yuvette Henderson

Over 100 people joined a roving protest this week to demand that Emeryville businesses release video footage related to the police shooting of Yuvette Henderson.   The protest on April 12 began with a vigil [...]
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UC Berkeley Supporters Hold Rally For Missing 43 Students in Mexico

Friends and family of 43 missing university students, “normalistas,” spoke at UC Berkeley last Friday, part of a tour throughout the United States to spread word about the mass kidnapping that has been rocking Mexico [...]
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Community Fundraiser for Jabari Shaw

Nearly one month has passed since U.S. Marshals chased the wrong man through Fruitvale, leading to a car accident with a paratransit vehicle. Initial media reports labeled the “suspect” as a “violent fugitive.” Activists quickly [...]
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OP-ED: When Police Plant Evidence, They also Plant Seeds of Distrust

By Publisher, Post News Group   The recent allegations involving Michigan Police officers who are being accused of planting evidence on a retired Black gentleman, along with dozens of other equally odious police confrontations around [...]
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Parents of Mexico’s 43 Disappeared Students Will Speak in Berkeley Thursday and Friday

Special to The Post   A group of parents of 43 disappeared students and surviving students from the teachers’ school, “Raúl Isidro Burgos” of Ayotzinapa, Mexico, will be in Berkeley this week. &nb