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Urban Habitat Report Reveals Inequality and Resegregation in the Bay Area

Urban Habitat has released a new policy brief, “Race, Inequality, and the Resegregation of the Bay Area,” revealing the new geography of race and class segregation throughout the region.
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SF Jail Replacement Work Group Rejects Law Enforcement’s Proposals

Organizers for the No New SF Jail Coalition claimed a victory when a city work group responsible for exploring alternatives to a new jail in San Francisco rejected proposals from the sheriff and district attorney, [...]
Oakland Tech students walked out of classes Wednesday morning and held a rally in front of City Hall. They've been joined by thousands of student demonstrators protesting across the country. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Protests Rock Bay Area Following Trump Election

High school students in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area were among those who flooded the streets Wednesday and Thursday to condemn Donald Trump’s surprise victory in Tuesday’s presidential election. &
“I realized you can make a really huge impact by making films," said Guinea. "You can change public opinion and reach the hearts and minds of people you wouldn’t ordinarily have access to. For me the priority was documenting the experiences of the Latino community and queer communities of color.”

SF State Student Receives Prestigious Princess Grace Award for Film

  By Mary Kenny, SF State News   SF State graduate student Candy Guinea recently received the prestigious 2016 Princess Grace Award, which honors a new group of emerging artists in theater, dance and film [...]
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SF City Attorney Sues Developer, Fails to Tell Home Buyers That Millennium Tower Was Sinking

City Attorney Dennis Herrera today has filed a lawsuit against the developer of the high-rise, residential Millennium Tower, alleging that the developer knew the 58-story building was sinking further and faster than expected but did [...]
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Bernie Sanders: “Now is Not the Time for a Protest Vote”

  Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday discouraged voters from picking a third-party nominee, saying the issues facing the U.S. are too dire for a “protest vote.” 
“There is a common stereotype that Asian Americans in particular are the model minority and that they have no trouble graduating from SF State. However, this is far from the truth when one looks at data by ethnicity, income and also disability,” said Grace Yoo, professor and chair of Asian American Studies. Yoo will oversee the new ASPIRE program in partnership with co-investigator Luoluo Hong, vice president for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management.

SF State Receives $1.5 million Grant to Boost Graduation Rates

By Mary Kenny, SFSU News   San Francisco State University will launch a new program, funded by a five-year, $1.5 million U.S. Department of Education grant, designed to improve retention and graduation rates of high-need, [...]
Members of Youth Spirit Artworks stand beside their new mural, 'Visions of Mother Nature.' (Photo courtesy Youth Spirit Artworks/ Facebook).

Street Spirit Newspaper Secures New Partner, Seeks Community Support After losing its 22-year funding source, Street Spirit will operate under Youth Spirit Artworks

There are few media outlets that exist purely to support and raise the voices of the homeless community.   “Street Spirit,” a newspaper serving the Bay Area’s homeless, breaks mainstream media trends by reporting on [...]