Tag Archives: Racism

Jose Alejandre speaks at the Community Forum on Racial Justice on Aug. 18 at Brookins AME Church in Oakland. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Teen Leaders and Rep. Barbara Lee Say: “We Must Speak Up” for Racial Justice

“In order to improve race relations in America, we must speak up. Comfortable silence has gotten us nowhere,” said Alomar Burdick, one of the young panelists speaking at the Community Forum on Racial Justice on [...]
Dr. Vickie Mays. Photo courtesy of UCLA BRITE Center

OP-ED: Sleep Deprivation for African Americans Linked to Racism, Study Shows

  By Yael Levin, UCLA BRITE Center   Studies show that racial and ethnic minorities in the United States often experience more sleep problems compared to whites, which poses a risk especially for individuals over [...]

Brooks’ Victory for Oakland’s New Department of Race and Equity Community support for historic measure garnered council’s unanimous vote

After months of debate, the City Council unanimously voted this week to create a Department of Race and Equity to address systemic racism and inequality in the City of Oakland.
Some of the faith leaders who are at the Vatican this week to meet with the advisors of Pope Francis are (left to right): Rev. Alvin Toussaint Herring, Joanne Drayton, Rev. Michael McBride, Rev. Traci Blackmon, Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews, and Bishop Dwayne Royster.

Bay Area Faith Leaders Visit Vatican, Meet Pope’s Advisors About Racism in America

More than a dozen faith leaders and organizers with the PICO National Network from across the U.S. including Berkeley Pastor Michael McBride, are at the Vatican in Rome for a series of meetings this week [...]
Kadijah Means accepts her award from Carmen Plaza de Jennings, Princeton Alum class of 1975.

BHS Student Wins Princeton Prize for Promoting Race Relations

Berkeley High School Senior Kadijah Diani Means has been working hard during her high school career to bring racial equity to the world – and the world is watching. <
The Black Student Union led a blockade of a UC Berkeley campus cafe on Dec. 4 in solidarity with the nationwide Black Lives Matters movement.

Black Students Face “State of Emergency” at UC Berkeley

Black students at UC Berkeley, saying they are facing isolation, alienation and oppression, are demanding the university’s administrators implement major changes to address the hostile campus climate at the nation’s most prestigious public university.

Obama Tells America, “Frustrations … Have Deep Roots in Many Communities of Color”

President Barack Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus have released statements in the wake of protests in Ferguson, MO, which have spread to at least 37 states after a grand jury failed to indict a [...]