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Richmond Police Chief Stands Up to Rank and File Officers’ Criticism “I would do it again,” says chief who held “Black Lives Matter” sign

Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus set off a storm of protests – including from some rank and file members of his wn department, when he held up a “#Black Lives Matter” sign at a local [...]
Michael Brown Sr., speaking, and Rev. Amos Brown, Third Baptist Church (second from left).

Michael Brown Sr. Tells SF: “Stand strong and fight.” Mike Brown’s father speaks at Third Baptist and Mission High

Nearly 800 community members and faith leaders packed into the pews of Third Baptist Church on Sunday to hear remarks from Michael Brown Sr. father of the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by Ferguson [...]
Maria Moore spoke on the use of excessive force against protesters by Berkeley police at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Her sister Kayla, an African American transgender schizophrenic woman, died in police custody in 2013 after friends had called for help due to Moore’s bizarre, but not threatening, behavior.

Berkeley Council Hears Police Abuse Claims, Fails to Act

By Judith Scherr More than 100 people came to a raucous Berkeley City Council meeting Tuesday to vent their anger at what they said was police use of excessive force at Dec. 6 protests against [...]
Ella Baker Center

Ella Baker Center Holds Vigil for “50% Jobs Not Jails” Campaign  

The Ella Baker Center recently organized a candlelight vigil in front of the Alameda County Administration building in downtown Oakland where community members and faith leaders demanded more funding for jobs, not jails.
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OP-ED: Choked Out 

  By Ron Busby, Sr., President of U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce   This one is different. We didn’t see George Zimmerman kill Trayvon Martin or Darren Wilson murder Michael Brown. Having only the perpetrators’ [...]
City of Oakland

Explosive Growth Coming to Oakland, Say Developers

  Local business people packed into the grand ballroom in Oakland Marriott City Center last Friday to hear Mayor Jean Quan, Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf and a panel of five major Bay Area developers talk about [...]
White Coats Protest

Medical Students Protest: #WhiteCoats4BlackLives

Medical students from more than 70 schools across the country on Wednesday protested racial profiling and police brutality through the social media initiative #WhiteCoats4BlackLives. Hundreds of medical students wore white coats at “die-ins” and other [...]