Tag Archives: San Francisco

Photo by Tanya Dennis.

Youth Summit Calls on Employers to Invest in Boys and Men of Color

The Invest in Youth Summit, sponsored by My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and other organizations, was held Thursday at the Oakland Convention Center, convening hundreds of boys and men of color between the ages of 18 [...]
Cruz Hernández y Pabla Lobos se sientan en su casa en Oakland, sosteniendo fotos de sus hijos en El Salvador. Todavía están en el proceso de reasentamiento de sus hijos a través del Comité Internacional de Rescate. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Programa de Inmigración permite a las familias de América Central traer a los menores en peligro a los EE.UU. International Rescue Committee da a las familias la oportunidad de reunirse a través de las fronteras

Cruz Hernández y su esposa Pabla Lobos no han visto a sus hijos desde que la pareja salió de El Salvador hace 16 años y se establecieron en Oakland.
Cruz Hernandez and Pabla Lobos sit in their home in Oakland, holding up photos of their sons in El Salvador. They are still in the process of resettling their sons through the International Rescue Committee. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Immigration Program Allows Central American Families to Bring Minors in Danger to the U.S. International Rescue Committee gives families the chance to reunite across borders

Cruz Hernandez and his wife Pabla Lobos haven’t seen their sons since the couple left El Salvador 16 years ago and resettled in Oakland.   “The truth is it’s really hard,” said Hernandez in an [...]
Members of Awon Ohun Omnira perform the Ring Shout around an altar in memory of enslaved people at a Juneteenth celebration. Photo by Yesufu Shangosola, 2013.

Juneteenth: Celebrating the Roots of Freedom in Oakland

While parades and festivals mark the Juneteenth holiday in San Francisco, Berkeley, Vallejo and Tracy, Omnira Institute’s 9th annual Juneteenth observation in Oakland focuses on prayer and remembrance.
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SF Black Film Festival

  The San Francisco Black Film Festival XVIII will celebrates its opening night Thursday, June 16, 6 p.m. at San Francisco State University School of Cinema’s August Coppola with a screening of the international love [...]
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City Attorney Beats Big Soda on Health Warnings

  A U.S. District Court judge has rejected a bid by three trade associations — including the national lobby for sugar-sweetened beverage manufacturers — that sought to enjoin San Francisco from enforcing its first-in-the-nation health [...]
Students vounteer with Habitat for Humanity in Oceanview.

University of San Francisco Volunteers Clean Beaches, Build Trails, Construct Homes

By Arvin Temkar, USF News   About 200 USFers pitched in to help make San Francisco a better city for April Action, the university’s volunteer day.   On April 16, students, alumni, faculty, staff, and [...]