A new district task force will study how to create a reparations program. If implemented, it could be the first of its kind in the country.
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A new nonprofit from Berkeley and Detroit aims to tackle reparations
Reparation Generation will make $25,000 “reparative transfers” to help people in Detroit buy homes.
What’s changed — and hasn’t — for Berkeley schools a year after George Floyd’s murder
Students and teachers reflect on progress in local schools on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death.
School board surprised by recommendation to expand police presence in Berkeley high schools
School resource officer program wins over committee but school board members still question if police are needed to keep schools safe.
Jefferson Elementary School could be renamed after the first Black teacher at Berkeley Unified
Ruth Acty taught in Berkeley Unified School District for 50 years, and was a key part of efforts to integrate school staff in the early 1940s.
Berkeley’s first police chief supported eugenics, prompting calls to rename Vollmer Peak
August Vollmer has long been lauded for the innovations he brought to policing. But revelations about some of his beliefs are making people reexamine his legacy.
Berkeley might make it harder to impose curfews that target protests or ‘First Amendment’ activity
If adopted, a new proposal would make it harder to order curfews in relation to protests, as was done in May.
Reparations street mural now complete on Ellis Street
South Berkeley residents completed work over the weekend on a street mural that spells out the words ‘Reparations Now!’ in giant colorful letters on the block between Prince Street and Ashby Avenue.
Berkeley neighbors start work on street mural calling for ‘Reparations Now!’
Neighbors on Ellis Street in South Berkeley began work today on a street mural which will spell out the words ‘Reparations Now!’ in giant letters on the block between Ashby Avenue and Prince Street.
Whole Foods workers sue grocery chain for not being allowed to wear Black Lives Matter attire
One of the plaintiffs worked at the Telegraph Avenue store and left after she was told to take off her Black Lives Matter pin.
BPD asks for help to find 5 people who spray-painted Berkeley police station
Berkeley police are trying to identify at least five people who covered the front of the station with graffiti last week during a “defund the police” protest.
Hundreds in Berkeley protest Whole Foods’ ban on wearing clothing branded ‘Black Lives Matter’
Protesters came to support a former employee who quit after she was told to remove a face mask that had “Black Lives Matter” printed on it.