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Winners Announced in the ‘I Got Bank’ Essay and Art Contest
September 20, 2018
Officials at One United Bank said they are “proud to announce” the recent winners of the “I Got Bank Essay and Art Contest”.  The ten awardees, ... read more »
Climate Change is a Public Health Crises: Blacks Mostly Absent From The Conversation
September 20, 2018
Hundreds of people protested and disrupted this gathering of environmentalist, policymakers and business executives because - wait for it – the Governor hasn't done enough to decarbonize California and reduce fossil fuel energy use. This, despite his recent signing of Senate Bill 100, which declared California only use clean, renewable energy by the year 2045. ... read more »
Legislators Push for Free Community College in CA
August 24, 2018
Assembly Bill 1862, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago, David Chiu, and Kevin McCarty, was introduced last week to take an important step towards guaranteeing a completely free community college experience for California students.  The measure comes directly on the heels of the implementation of 2017’s Assembly Bill 19 (jointly authored by the same legislators) which made the first year of community college free for all first-time, full-time students. That first round of students will begin classes at schools across California in the coming weeks.  ... read more »
Nigerian Teens Take Top Prize for Original Mobile Start-Up
August 16, 2018
At a competition for teenage tech entrepreneurs held in San Francisco’s Silicon Valley, a girl team from Nigeria captured the top prize for their original mobile app start-up. ... read more »
Jury awards $289M to man who blames Monsanto’s Roundup for cancer
August 16, 2018
Dewayne Johnson’s lawsuit was the first of thousands of cases filed in state and federal courts alleging that Roundup causes cancer, which Monsanto denies. ... read more »
Annual NAACP Convention Closes with a Call to Vote
August 9, 2018
109th NAACP Convention Closes with Call to Vote, Importance of Millennial Engagement. ... read more »
London Breed Overcomes Adversity to Become San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor
July 5, 2018
On June 13, San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed, 43, overcame tremendous adversity and challenges to become the first African American woman to become mayor of San Francisco. ... read more »
Parental Engagement Secret to Academic Success
June 21, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), speaks specifically to parent and family engagement. Data highlighted examples of the successful impact parents can have when they are present in their child’s school. ... read more »
A Trump Twitter Library Lands in Hollywood
June 14, 2018
The Twitter centered library features exhibits derived from President Donald Trump’s social media.   The exhibit consists of audio, visual, and hands on interactions for attendees. ... read more »
Law Enforcement Reps Get Ear Full In State Senate Hearing
June 14, 2018
Bradford made a pointed remark about the makeup of law enforcement organizations. During public testimony, supporters of the bill shared their support for the bill and their stories, including the uncle of Oscar Grant (who was shot in the back in the San Francisco area). ... read more »
Black Women Make History Nationwide with Runs for Political Office
May 31, 2018
San Francisco’s London Breed Is Leading This Year’s Class of Women Making Black History in Politics ... read more »
Johnnie L. Cochran, Sr. Passes
May 3, 2018
He is survived by his three daughters Pearl Baker (William), Martha Sherrard (Fredric), daughter-in-law Sylvia Dale Cochran, eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and an extended family of many.  ... read more »
Lynching Memorial and Museum in Montgomery Open to Public
April 27, 2018
The summit, museum and memorial are projects of the Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery-based legal advocacy group founded by attorney Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson won a MacArthur "genius'' award for his human rights work. ... read more »
Racial bias puts patients at risk
February 8, 2017
Racial biases and misconceptions remain rampant in our health care system ... read more »
New San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott sworn in
January 25, 2017
Los Angeles transplant William Scott was recently sworn in as San Francisco’s newest police chief at city hall. His appointment to the position was announced in December, in the wake of SF’s former chief, Greg Suhr’s resignation last spring. Suhr stepped down amidst racial scandals within the department in addition to a rash of officer involved shootings. ... read more »
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