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Mary King, May 29, 1946 to November 15, 2015

Trailblazer and Champion of the People, Mary King, 69

Mary V. King, an Oakland native who was the first African American on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and served as AC Transit general manager, died on Sunday at the age of 69.
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.