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Oakland's Alicia Garza, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, was selected as Community Grand Marshal for the 2015 Pride Parade and spoke before City Hall about the need to keep fighting for all Black lives. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Alicia Garza of #BlackLivesMatter Serves as Grand Marshal, Speaks at SF Pride Parade “We have a lot of work to do to make sure that there is equity for all of us,” says Garza

Amid the rainbow-clad crowds cheering at this year’s San Francisco Pride Parade arose a mass of Black Power fists. They belonged to the Bay Area contingent of #BlackLivesMatter, an organizing network comprised of an intergenerational [...]
College Bound Brotherhood students. Photo by Joe L. Fisher, BAPAC.

College Bound Brotherhood Celebrates Success of Young Black Men

A group of nearly 200 young Black men stood before family, friends, and the community ready to embark on their next journey in life on June 9 at the College Bound Brotherhood Graduation at the [...]
San Francisco Black Film Festival Director Patrick Gilles (L) and businessman Charlie Walker discussed the new film, "America Is Still The Place" at the African Plural Art Gallery. Photo by Carla Thomas.

The San Francisco Black Film Festival Celebrates 17th Year

The San Francisco Black Film Festival, completing its 17th year, featured nearly 100 films throughout the city last week.   The festival showcased the work of dozens of emerging and established filmmakers, including “Beyond the [...]
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SF State Receives National Community Service Honor

SF State has been selected for the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that leads President Barack Obama’s national call [...]

SF’s Whistleblower Ordinance Fails to Protect Whistleblowers, Says Grand Jury

  The San Francisco Civil Grand Jury released a report this concluding that the city’s whistleblower protection ordinance fails to protect whistleblowers from retaliation.   The Grand Jury found that the ordinance only covers those [...]
Jonathan Brumfield speaks at the SF State Commencement at AT&T Park May 22.

Jonathan Brumfield Speaks at SF State Commencement

Jonathan Brumfield, an Oakland artist and educator, spoke on behalf of graduate students at San Francisco State University’s Commencement on Friday, May 22.   Brumfield acknowledged the students whose protests in the late 1960s resulted [...]