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Fight for 15 and Black Lives Matter activists march in downtown Oakland. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Bay Area Labor, Black Lives Matter Unite to Fight for $15/hr. and Racial Justice

Fast-food workers, care givers, and store employees in hundreds of cities across the country walked off the job Tuesday demanding a $15-an-hour minimum wage and union rights.
(L) American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and (R) Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación President Juan Díaz de la Torre

U.S., Mexican Teachers Union Leaders Meet in Houston to ‘Build Bridges, Not Walls’

Education union leaders from the 10 U.S. and Mexico border states met in Houston, Texas this week for the first in a series of bilateral conferences to work on ways to help children and their [...]
SF State's College of Ethnic Studies has launched a new post-baccalaureate certificate program. Photo Courtesy of sfsu.edu

SF State Ethnic Studies Launches Post-baccalaureate Certificate

By Jonathan Morales, SFSU News   From the tech world to law enforcement to education to the boardroom, it’s a topic that is coming up more frequently: how can organizations and businesses listen to and
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San Francisco’s Healthy Heart Campaign Promotes Fitness for African Americans and Latinos

  African Americans in the city of San Francisco are almost at twice the number of stroke-related deaths, compared to other races and ethnicities.   Charles Burns, 56, almost found out about this the hard [...]
Bloomberg Moves To Ban Sugary Drinks In NYC Restaurants And Movie Theaters

UC San Francisco Launches Healthy Beverage Initiative

  By Kristen Bole, UCSF News   UC San Francisco is launching a healthy beverage initiative in an effort to align campus food and drink sales with the growing science about the negative impact of [...]
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OP-ED: Congresswoman Maxine Waters Calls For More Public Housing Protections

By Lynda Carson   In a celebration of the privatization of our public housing, which threatens the poor, elderly and disabled with displacement from their housing, on Oct. 14, Mayor Ed Lee was joined by [...]
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Eviction Protections 2.0 Passes Into Law Tenants, housing organizations, supporters celebrate passage of legislation

Eviction Protections 2.0 is now law in San Francisco, after Mayor Ed Lee decided against a veto of the legislation last Friday.   After getting news of a possible veto, hundreds of supporters of the [...]