Commentary, Asani Shakur

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s recent trip to the hospital should make us take a second look at the way we provide health care to those who need it most.

Abu-Jamal, who has spent over 30 years incarcerated, made news on March 30, 2015, when he was rushed from Mahanoy State Prison in Pennsylvania to […]

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Video, Ann Bassette

EDITOR”S NOTE:The Bay Area Black Journalists Association hosted “Walking the Line: Reporting on Protests and Police Response,” on April 4 at the UC Berkeley Journalism School.

The conversation featured professional journalists, citizen journalists and law enforcement officials weighing in on the recent Black Lives Matter protests in the Bay Area and the […]

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By Malcolm Marshall and Dameion King | Photo, Dameion King

In California tens of thousands of children are part of the foster care system, and according to experts those who “age out” face an uphill struggle into adulthood. Without financial support or assistance from family many of these young adults fail quickly.

According to a […]

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Richmond resident J.C. Farr, 72, remembers the days black families populated his neighborhood in Richmond’s Southside. Walking through Booker T. Anderson Park, Farr points to a house where a black family used to live. It was sold, gutted and flipped by another owner, he says.

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Commentary, Sean Shavers

Last month, a video surfaced online of University of Oklahoma fraternity members singing a racist song that joked about lynching black people. In the video, white members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity rode on a bus while chanting, “There will never be a n—– SAE. You can hang him from […]

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News Report, Ann Bassette

Concerned residents, researchers and public officials came together at the Regional Poverty and Policy Community workshop in Richmond last month to discuss causes and solutions of poverty in the Bay Area.

Participants at the event — held at Solar Richmond, a nonprofit that provides free training in solar and green […]

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