BART has paid $175,000 in damages to settle a federal lawsuit brought by five men who were detained with Oscar Grant, who was killed by BART police in 2009.The men – brothers Nigel and Jack [...]
When 19-year-old Nubia Bowe was returning home on BART with friends on the evening of March 21, she had no idea that it would be the worst night of her life.
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 [...]
Cephus Johnson and his wife Beatrice X, representatives of the Oscar Grant Foundation, spoke at the Unity Day in Marin City on Nov. 14, urging the audience to take responsibility to love and care for [...]
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. [...]
Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting. Fruitvale Station was released nationwide in July and vividly depicts the 2009 shooting death of Oscar Grant. The film has won numerous awards including the Grand Jury Prize and the [...]
By Lee Hubbard The San Francisco NAACP took a stand against US Airways for its “unfair treatment and removal of Deshon Marmon from their airplane” on June 15th, for wearing sagging pants. “This young man [...]
BART has settled the $50 million case that was filed on behalf of the family of Oscar Grant—the young man killed January 1, 2009 by a former BART Police officer on the Fruitvale station platform. [...]