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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

Berkeley Half Marathon organizers are expecting 7,000 runners to participate in this year’s event which takes place on Sunday. Photo: BERKELEY HALF MARATHON The third annual Berkeley Half Marathon is closed in terms of signing up to participate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take part by cheering on the runners. It takes place Sunday, Nov. 22, and […]

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Black Repertory Group’s Langston Hughes production ‘Mulatto’ aligns with the theater’s longstanding mission

Sean Vaughn Scott and Carla Hardiman thank the audience after the Black Repertory Group’s production of Mulatto. Photo: Phil James By Phil James The Black Repertory Group, a community theater initiative based in Berkeley, is currently halfway into its production run of Langston Hughes’ Mulatto: A Play for the Deep South, a play about a black […]

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Berkeley offers free summer lunches, snacks for youth

Photo: Reed Sandridge Berkeley is facilitating free lunches and snacks for under-18-year-olds this summer at locations across the city. In the Berkeley Unified School District, 42 percent of students receive free or reduced lunch during the school year, which is easily accessible when school is in session but can become difficult to find during the summer. […]

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Soul Queens on the scene: Linda Tillery and Faye Carol

Linda Tillery: “I have always believed that if you use the phrase African-American, the African part needs to be fully represented” Let us now praise soulful women. Linda Tillery and Faye Carol aren’t merely charismatic singers with an encyclopedic command of African American musical idioms. They’re activists who have devoted their lives to tending the […]