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OP-ED: BART Hires Georgia Firm for Disparity Study, Ignores Qualified Cheaper Local Bidder

By Barbara J. Thomson   Despite BART board policy to contract with small local businesses, the Board of Directors at their April 9 meeting voted unanimously to award a contract to study discrimination in contracting [...]
Ronnisha Johnson speaks Wednesday to supporters of Black Friday 14 in front of Alameda County Superior Court at 661 Washington St. in Oakland. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Black Friday 14 Supporters Call on District Attorney to Drop Charges

Fourteen protesters were in court this week facing a misdemeanor charge and $70,000 in restitution for shutting down BART service on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, as part of the national movement opposing police [...]
Supporters of 14 protesters arrested at West Oakland BART on Nov. 28 chant and hold up a banner Thursday afternoon at the beginning of a BART Board of Directors meeting in Oakland before police push them out of the room.  The banner reads: "We Stand with the Black Friday 14. Drop the charges." Most of the supporters could not fit into the meeting room. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Supporters of Black Friday Protesters Demand That BART Drop All Charges

Protesters who took over the West Oakland BART station and shut down the trains on Black Friday received an outpouring of support on Thursday as community members rallied outside the BART Board meeting demanding that [...]
Protesters shut down the West Oakland BART station on Nov. 28 by chaining themselves together to a train. Photo from ABC7 News.

D.A. Goes After BART Shutdown Protesters for $70,000 Fine

A national petition has gathered over 7,000 signatures in less than a week, calling on BART to drop the charges against 14 African American “Black Lives Matter” protesters who are facing misdemeanors and as much [...]
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League of Women Voters & BART Present “Building a Better BART” Townhall, Nov. 13

The League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa County in partnership with BART present “Building a Better BART”—A Presentation Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Richmond City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, 5:30 [...]
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“Grant Station Project” urges BART Renaming of Fruitvale Station

Written by: Eric K. Arnold, Oakland Local One of the major criticisms applied to rap music these days is that the genre has become too corporate and/or gotten away from meaningful social commentary and activism. [...]