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SF State Summer Program Gives Students First Research Experience

    Tre Landry, a sophomore from Georgia State University and KeChaunte Johnson, a graduate student at SF State, are preparing a plankton tow sample for microscopic examination at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental [...]
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SF Community Music Center Awards $50,000 in Scholarships

    San Francisco’s Community Music Center (CMC), a non-profit community arts organization, announced an award of $50,000 in merit scholarships to 31 students, covering their private lesson tuition during the 2015-2016 school year. <
San Francisco Black Film Festival Director Patrick Gilles (L) and businessman Charlie Walker discussed the new film, "America Is Still The Place" at the African Plural Art Gallery. Photo by Carla Thomas.

The San Francisco Black Film Festival Celebrates 17th Year

The San Francisco Black Film Festival, completing its 17th year, featured nearly 100 films throughout the city last week.   The festival showcased the work of dozens of emerging and established filmmakers, including “Beyond the [...]

SF’s Whistleblower Ordinance Fails to Protect Whistleblowers, Says Grand Jury

  The San Francisco Civil Grand Jury released a report this concluding that the city’s whistleblower protection ordinance fails to protect whistleblowers from retaliation.   The Grand Jury found that the ordinance only covers those [...]
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Partial Tuition Refunds, Scholarships Available in For-Profit College Settlement

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has launched an outreach program to identify and compensate eligible beneficiaries of his office’s settlement agreement with the Education Management Corporation, the parent company of Art Institute of California-San Francisco.
A UCSF dental resident gives a free dental screening to a child during a Sunday Streets fair in the Bayview, one of several annual outreach events for the local community. Photo by Cindy Chew.

Combatting a Dental Health Epidemic

By Scott Maier, UCSF News   In San Francisco, nearly 40 percent of children have experienced tooth decay by the time they reach kindergarten, and low-income kindergartners are eight times more likely to have untreated [...]
Anti-eviction protest in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of www.antievictionmap.com

Uncontested Evictions Fuel Bay Area Housing Crisis

San Francisco’s eviction rate has increased by over 54 percent in the past five years and is currently at the highest rate within the last decade, according to a new report produced by the San [...]
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Wedding Portrait, 2012; acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, marble dust, fabric, and electrostatic transfers; 63 x 54 in. (160.02 x 137.16 cm); Collection SFMOMA. Photo: Don Ross.

Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA on View at the Museum of the African Diaspora

Jointly organized by the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA brings together about 50 carefully selected artworks that explore the [...]
(Left to right) Sitting:  LaNiece Jones, Tahitia Dean, Kathleen Sullivan; Second row: Juana Parra, Kanai Anderson, Quinton Taylor, Rodney Alamo Brown, Joseph Jackson, Taylor Hammond; Top row: Tanya Brown, Ernie Timoteo, Chara Williams, Jerren Thrower, Isaiah Attles, Nicole Brice, Cynthia Pardianas, Sonila Shakeel, MacDaniel Maisel, Emily Lozano, Kristy Hernandez, Francisco Salas, Josiah Zepeda, Baltazar Caceros, Phyllis Qualls, Ariel Vega, Marleni Albarran, Luis Lopez, Fasihia Parvaiz, Taran Saini.

Black Women Lead Communities of Color for Justice for All

On April 15, Black Women Organized for Political Action and the Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment (BWOPA/TILE) introduced over 100 attendees to the halls where California legislation is created.