By Xiomara Castro In the wake of the Zimmerman verdict, Urban Peace Movement was proud to join a 220-person visit to Sacramento policy makers earlier this month. The group was comprised mostly of young men [...]
As the old Bay Bridge closed and construction teams worked over Labor Day weekend to prepare for the opening of the new span, a number of teenagers were among those who worked tirelessly to help [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Reflects on the 50th Celebration of the March on Washington and its significance in todays society. “As we celebrate and remember the great moment in our history that was the March on [...]
The Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) has announced the return of Richmond’s Spirit & Soul Festival and fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.The free outdoor festival will be held on [...]
Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) have announced they will hold public hearings on the conditions in California prisons that have led to the inmate hunger strike, now in its second [...]
On Wednesday, thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial as President Barack Obama delivered a speech at the “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
The Department of Justice has announced that it is suing Bank of America for lying to investors regarding $850 million dollars worth of worthless mortgage back securities in 2008.
By Gerald Lenoir On Aug. 28, 1963, at 15 years old, I watched the television screen intently as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom unfolded. With over 250,000 people assembled, it was, at [...]
It has been 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation and 50 yearsÖ since my friend and mentor, Medgar Evers, was assassinated. My whole life has been entwined with the civil rights struggle.
In a landmark decision this week, a federal court found the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) highly controversial stop-and-frisk practices unconstitutional. In her thorough, 198-page ruling, Judge Shira Sheindlin found the NYPD’s practices to [...]