Tarea Hall Pittman

Petition to Name the South Branch Library in Honor of Tarea Hall Pittman

By Jane Fong I interviewed Richie Smith as she passed by our signature-gathering table – a long time resident of Berkeley – to discover the reason why the Berkeley Community is signing petitions to rename [...]
Protests were held in Oakland on Monday night in response to the St. Louis grand jury's non-indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Photo by Laura Ming Wong.

Clergy Vow Continued Support for Youth Activists Seeking Justice for Mike Brown

By PICO National Network   In response the grand jury decision this week against charging white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting death of 18-year-old African-American youth Michael Brown, faith leaders with [...]
Mass Incarceration

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 [...]
Obama/MikeBrown

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 [...]