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Brittany Powell, an SF State MFA student, started The Debt Project after declaring bankruptcy in 2012.

Student Photographer Shines Light on Faces of Debt

By Jonathan Morales, SFSU News Struggling to find work in 2012 amid the fallout from the recession, photographer Brittany Powell declared bankruptcy to relieve herself of the credit card debt she had accumulated just trying [...]
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“Sugar Papers” Reveal Industry’s Role in 1970s Dental Program

By Kristen Bole, UCSF News A newly discovered cache of industry documents reveals that the sugar industry worked closely with the National Institutes of Health in the 1960s and 1970s to develop a federal research [...]
(Back Row, L-R): Mistress of Ceremonies Christie James, Kiss FM 98.1, NCBW Members Cynthia Moten,  Evelyn B. Perkins, 2nd Vice President Ria Brandenberg, and Jean Osbay Bell. (Front Row, L-R): NCBW Member Mary L. Dixon, Founding President I. Lee Murphy Reed, President Maxine Hickman, and Supervisor Doris Ward. Photo credit:  Adrion Anderson - ADA Photography.

100 Black Women SF Chapter Awards Community Leaders

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s San Francisco chapter hosted its 10th annual “Bridging the Generations – Golden Girls Hats and Gloves Tea” Saturday, March 14 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. In [...]
The Metro College Success Program helps underrepresented students navigate their first two years of college.

SF State Receives $3 Million Award to Help Low-income, Underrepresented Students

By Beth Tagawa, SFSU News   The State of California has awarded $3 million to support the Metro College Success Program, which helps underrepresented students at San Francisco State University and City College of San [...]
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Bay Area African American Women in Music: Lady Bianca Brings Urgency to Blues & Gospel

Whether wailing with her multi-octave pipes and rhythmically pumping piano in nightclubs and at blues festivals, or every Sunday morning at Oakland’s Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, Lady Bianca infuses her songs with breathtaking urgency. [...]
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Senator Leno Introduces Bill to Close Ellis Act Loophole for San Francisco

Senator Mark Leno recently introduced new legislation that would help mitigate the negative impacts of Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco. Senate Bill 364 closes a loophole in the Ellis Act that allows speculators to [...]
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USF’s Wolfram Alderson is Changing the Way America Eats

By Ed Carpenter, USF Magazine News Editor The University of San Francisco’s Wolfram Alderson is waging a national campaign to save American lives by changing the way we eat. If he succeeds, it won’t be [...]

SF Celebrates African American Contributions

The 11th annual Celebration of Black American History took place at the Hotel Whitcomb in San Francisco, Feb. 25.   Called “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture,” the event featured Mistress of Ceremonies [...]