Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Pamela Price.

Civil Rights Attorney Pamela Price Runs for the CA State Assembly

Civil Rights Attorney Pamela Price is running for California State Assembly in the 15th Assembly District which includes Northern Alameda County and Western Contra Costa County. Cities of the 15th Assembly District include Albany, Berkeley, [...]
Civil Rights Attorney John Burris

John Burris Discusses “Race and Criminal Justice”

Well-known Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris, who has gained a national reputation for representing, victims of police abuse, spoke recently to local students and educators about the persistent and systemic injustices that young Black [...]
Ze Smith

The Beacon Deacon: Ze Smith

“Academically talented and politically conscious” is how the 26th California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O’Connell, described Zephanii (“Ze”) N’shea Smith when selecting her in December 2007 to the prestigious and highly competitive United [...]
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OP-ED: Kennedy Died, But the Haters Did Not Win

By Jesse Jackson Fifty years ago, on a cold day in Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated. To my mind, what is extraordinary about the Kennedy assassination is that the haters did not [...]
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OUSD Puts Some Money Behind Ending Discrimination in Schools

A year ago, the Oakland Unified School District entered an agreement with federal civil rights officials to reduce the number of suspensions of African-American students in Oakland schools and eradicate bias in discipline.
(L to R) Former Mayor of Berkeley Gus Newport, John Taylor, Jr., and Post Publisher Paul Cobb. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Local Resident John Taylor Faced Mob Violence in 1961 Freedom Rides

In the historical Freedom Rides of 1961 that challenged the status quo of Jim Crow segregation laws in the South, John Charles Taylor Jr. was one of the few students from the Bay Area who [...]