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Tahara Lawson (left) with her grandmother Marilyn Lawson. Tahara is one of 50 children being treated at the Children Hospital HIV/AIDS clinic in Oakland, Ca. The clinic was established in 1986 and offers counseling and support to families of HIV-positive children. Today, with adherence, an HIV-positive child can enjoy the same lifespan as children born without the disease.

Tahara Lawson, a 10-year-od Champion Fighting HIV Stigma

Fighting HIV stigma can seem daunting for people living with HIV, especially when having to confront deeply ingrained fears and taboos. But imagine what it is like for a child who is born with HIV [...]
Tarea Hall Pittman

Petition to Name the South Branch Library in Honor of Tarea Hall Pittman

By Jane Fong I interviewed Richie Smith as she passed by our signature-gathering table – a long time resident of Berkeley – to discover the reason why the Berkeley Community is signing petitions to rename [...]
Delores Huerta

Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta and Former State Senator Art Torres Keynote Lecture Series at Mills College

On Saturday November 15, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta and retired State addressed the community at Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall. The lecture series sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center and Merritt [...]
The Harriet Tubman Christmas Story.

“Go Tell It! A Harriet Tubman Christmas Story” Comes to Bay Area

The musical drama “Go Tell It! A Harriet Tubman Christmas Story” takes one back in time to the day before Christmas in 1854 when Harriet Tubman discovered that her brothers, enslaved in Maryland, were to [...]
DDT

Dimensions Dance Theater Rites of Passage Youth Program Celebrates 20 Years, Dec. 7

Dimensions Dance Theater, the Bay Area’s preeminent African- American dance company for more than four decades, is announcing a holiday showcase of student performances in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its youth outreach program, [...]
Summer Matters

Summer Matters Evaluation of LCAPs Show Summer Emerging as Key Strategy

As California adjusts to the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) adopted by the state in 2013, an evaluation of first year of LCAP filings by the Summer Matters campaign shows overwhelming momentum toward funding [...]
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OUSD Gives Green Light for Social Justice Website for Teachers and Students School District had removed “Urban Dreams” after complaints by Fox News and a police union

A website with lesson plans for teaching students about social justice issues was taken offline almost eight months ago for review by the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), prompting complaints that the district was censoring [...]