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Gentrification Is Not Inevitable, Says Report

Causa Justa: Just Cause (CJJC), a multi-racial, grassroots organization that works for social justice for low-income San Francisco and Oakland residents, released a report this week that details the state of gentrification in the Bay [...]
Javarre Wilson says that San Francisco’s Black population has dropped from 78,931 in 1990 to 50,768 in 2010 and the numbers continue to shrink without a concerted plan by the City to reverse this trend. This is a major concern and extremely distressing”.

Health Summit to Focus on HIV/AIDS, Social Justice

The 7th Annual Black Health & Healing Summit, organized around the theme “We the People: Exercising Our Power, ”will take place Saturday, April 19 at San Francisco State University.The summit will address the policies pertaining [...]
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Bill to Reform Solitary Confinement in State Prisons

A bill by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) to revise and reform solitary confinement conditions in California’s prisons passed its first legislative hurdle this week. The Senate Public Safety Committee approved SB 892 by a vote [...]
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CA Attorney General’s Office to Receive National Recognition for Innovation in Rape Kit Testing

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced this week that the California Attorney General’s office will receive the United States Department of Justice’s Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services for its successful efforts to improve [...]
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Commission Approves West Oakland Customs Inspection Site

The city’s Planning Commission this week rejected a zoning appeal to its decision to allow a local company to establish a U.S. Customs Central Examination Station (CES), clearing the way for containers entering the Port [...]
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Greenlining Institute Hosts 21st Economic Summit, Empowering a New Nation

The Greenlining Institute hosted its 21st annual economic summit in Oakland this past weekend, themed “21st Century Majority: Empowering a New Nation.” Founded in 1993, The Greenlining Institute fights redlining – the illegal practice of [...]