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  1. Grove Street CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 29 | San Francisco Bay View

    Grove Street College, which was also at other times named North Peralta Community College and Merritt College, was opened in 1954 at what is now 5714 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in North Oakland. This two-year community college served a student body which consisted mostly of poor, disenfranchised Blacks in the surrounding flatlands of Oakland.


  2. Protesting, glorifying and justifying white supremacy by the BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | San Francisco Bay View

    Berkeley, California, Mayor Jesse Arreguin and the Berkeley City Council are shitting bricks. During last week's emergency City Council meeting, he said they couldn't sleep.


  3. Urban Shield: Berkeley City council capitulates to policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2017 | San Francisco Bay View

    Berkeley, California - Some 400 people packed a special city council meeting here on June 20 to demand that the city end its "shameful collaboration" with federal police and spy agencies. But the council, while widely hailed as "progressive," ignored the near-unanimous popular opinion and voted to renew three controversial police programs: City participation in a Regional Intelligence Fusion Center and its "suspicious activities" domestic spying operation, coordinated nationally by the FBI and used locally to spy on Black Lives Matter demonstrations.


  4. Urban Shield, a federal protection racketRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2017 | San Francisco Bay View

    The #StopUrbanShield Coalition held a press conference June 21 in front of Berkeley City Hall, denouncing the Berkeley City Council's vote the previous night to stay in Urban Shield. - Photo: Brooke Anderson In 2015, Berkeley City Councilor Max Anderson voiced this eloquent opposition to militarization of the police during the annual Bay Area Urban Shield war games and weapons expo: "The culture that's cultivated by the type of training that you receive becomes the way you conduct yourselves a "When I was in the Marines in the early '60s, all our pop-up targets that we practiced on were Asians.


  5. Defending sanctuary and fighting for abolition: It's our time to be boldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2017 | San Francisco Bay View

    We find ourselves in a moment with a great deal at stake. Our communities are fighting to define and create sanctuary spaces, while enduring a dangerous presidential administration that has emboldened white supremacist and xenophobic action.


  6. The federalization of local police: Why the Urban Shield vote failedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | San Francisco Bay View

    Protesters surround the dais as the council votes to continue with Urban Shield training programs. Writes Mohamed Shehk of Critical Resistance: "The way the police responded to a show of nonviolent protest speaks volumes to the reasons why we need to end programs like Urban Shield that promote militarization and violence," said Ellen Brotsky, a Berkeley resident and member of the Stop Urban Shield Coalition.


  7. City of Berkeley to vote on Urban Shield war games and weapons expoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2017 | San Francisco Bay View

    KPFA: This coming Tuesday, June 20, the Berkeley City Council will hold a special meeting starting at 6 p.m. to decide whether or not to keep sending officers to the annual Urban Shield war games and weapons expo, which is billed as the world's largest tactical training exercise for law enforcement and first responders. One of the expo's best-selling T-shirts reads "Black Rifles Matter."


  8. Modern day slavery is realRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | San Francisco Bay View

    "Modern Day Slavery Is Real" is a collaboration between pen pals Mutope Duguma and Annie Morgan Banks. Artist Annie created the image, an original linocut, and author Mutope wrote the message it illustrates.


  9. Philip Hennen's 'Mood City' exhibit opens at Joyce Gordon's Gallery on First Friday, May 5Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2017 | San Francisco Bay View

    Well-known veteran musician and producer Philip Hennen, aka "Phil the Mil ," will soon be sharing a different aspect of his immense creativity. On this coming First Friday, May 5, 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m., Philip will showcase his striking "Mood City" photography, at the beautiful Joyce Gordon Gallery in downtown Oakland.


  10. Radiation expert Dr. Janette Sherman: Less than one lifetimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2017 | San Francisco Bay View

    Seventy years! As I was sorting through papers, correspondence, news clippings and records, I realized that nuclear bomb and nuclear power development occurred within my lifetime. The infamous, windowless Building 815, former headquarters of the Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, where Dr. Sherman studied the effects of radiation and thermal burns, still stands in the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco.


  11. Erica Deeman: Silhouette explores Black female identityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | San Francisco Bay View

    When one thinks of Black women photographers, Carrie Mae Weems comes to mind and, regarding silhouettes, Kara Walker. Though certainly a historic revisioning of beauty and portraiture, a form reserved for the aristocracy, Erica Deeman's first major solo exhibition at Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive celebrates the form - the Black female form.


  12. 'Port Chicago 50' at Black Rep this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | San Francisco Bay View

    Chatting with producer and playwright Dennis Rowe, he says that everyone in LA wants to be an actor, but this does not mean that they have talent. Rowe learned that his expertise was in production, not performance, early enough in his career to identify and perfect his knack for writing.


  13. City should reject Homeland Security SWAT trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | San Francisco Bay View

    As the Trump government rolls out executive orders against refugees and other immigrants, Bay Area leaders and residents are bracing for possible cuts in federal grants to sanctuary cities. In our region, these include San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda, which do not turn undocumented immigrants over to federal authorities if they have not committed a crime.


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