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Marijuana

OP-ED: Will California Join Colorado to Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use?

By D. Demond King, The Redemption Center Recent legislation in Colorado legalizing recreational marijuana use is being touted as a “springboard” by many supporters of the nation’s burgeoning pro-pot movement. Ma
The West Oakland Job Resource Center is designed to assist job seekers in gaining employment with jobs on the Army Base.

Unemployed Seek Work at West Oakland Job Resource Center

Job seekers flock to the West Oakland Job Resource Center (WOJRC) each month, seeking working to support themselves and their families. They attend monthly orientations and are met with a list of requirements for apprenticeship [...]
U.S. President Barack Obama leaves a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco

Obama Visits Bay Area, Pushes for Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama visited San Francisco this week, speaking at the Betty Ong Recreation Center in San Francisco’s Chinatown where he addressed the pressing need to pass comprehensive immigration reform that overhauls the current broken [...]
"Dr. Cassandra Joubert, Director of the Central California Children's Institute was presented with 2013 Ella Hill Hutch award by Black Women Organized for Political Action."

BWOPA Recognizes Community and Political Leaders

Dr. Kimberly Mayfield, chair of the Education Department at Holy Names University, and Barbara Parker, Oakland City Attorney, are among the 2013 Ella Hill Hutch award winners presented by Black Women Organized for Political Action, [...]
The Habesha (Eritrean and Ethiopian) Women’s Health Expo committee members Almaz Nigusse,Helen Woldai, Rahwa Meharena,  Mimo Haile,  Selam Asmerom, and Tigisti Weldeab (not pictured). Photo by Spencer Whitney

Habesha Women’s Health Expo Comes to the Bay Area

The Habesha (Eritrean and Ethiopian) Women’s Health Expo (HWHE) will host a health expo on February 8th to raise awareness in the Habesha community about healthy living. A fundraising cocktail event will be held Thursday, [...]
Casey Morton, left, lunges towards Jamie Mitchell at Beautiful Brawlers III on August 31, 2013. Jamie defeated Casey in a three round fight by unanimous decision.

‘Beautiful Brawlers’ Bouts Spotlight Women Boxers

By Laura Wong Boxing, like other high-contact fighting sports, can get ugly. Confined to a ring no larger than 25 square feet, a fighter’s only escape from the stalking blows of an opponent is to [...]
Leroy King pictured with Nancy Pelosi. 
Photo courtesy of Fog City Journal (http://www.fogcityjournal.com/)

Labor Leader Leroy King Turns 90

Bay Area labor statesman Leroy King attended this year’s Labor Day festivities at the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10 San Francisco union hall. King has a history in the Bay Area labor [...]