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Panelists Cephus "Uncle Bobby" Johnson, Paul Henderson, John Burris and Adante Pointer address questions during the Save Our Sons event.

“It Is Critical That We All Become Our Brother’s Keeper,” Say Speakers at Covenant Worship Center

On the day set aside to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., nearly 400 people packed into the sanctuary of Covenant Worship Center in Berkeley to both celebrate the day and to talk about securing [...]
Speakers lined up at two microphones Wednesday to express their views at the town hall meeting orgnaized by Black Elected Officials and Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Town Hall Meeting Seeks Solutions to Police Impunity

A town hall meeting seeking solutions to the “strained relations between law enforcement and our communities” was held Wednesday night, hosted by Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and Black Elected Officials and Faith Based Leaders [...]
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OP-ED: Choked Out 

  By Ron Busby, Sr., President of U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce   This one is different. We didn’t see George Zimmerman kill Trayvon Martin or Darren Wilson murder Michael Brown. Having only the perpetrators’ [...]
After dialoguing for nearly an hour about police violence against people of color and methods for change, students at Emiliano Zapata Street Academy in Oakland and Rev. Jesse Jackson chanted together, 'I am somebody. Respect me. Red, yellow, brown, black and white; I am somebody. We're all precious in God's sight.' Photo by Ashley Chambers.

High School Students, Rev. Jesse Jackson Say Black Lives Matter

In an impromptu visit to Emiliano Zapata Street Academy in Oakland on Tuesday, Rev. Jesse Jackson sat down in a circle with students to discuss police violence against people of color and how today’s movement [...]
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Growing Movement in Oakland Calls for End to Mass Incarceration

A daylong summit to discuss ways to work to end mass incarceration and implement restorative justice was held recently in Oakland.   The summit, called “Fruitvale, Florida, Ferguson and Beyond,” was held Nov. 15 at [...]
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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 [...]
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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. [...]