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Posted inCommunity

Date set for public forum with W. Kamau Bell and Elmwood Café in wake of racism accusation

A date has been set for a public conversation between comedian W. Kamau Bell and the owner of a Berkeley café where Bell says he was the victim of racial abuse. The forum will be held on Friday, March 13 at 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Willard Middle School at 2425 Stuart St. after Berkeley Unified offered to provide a venue. The […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Schools

For black students at UC Berkeley, protests are about Ferguson — and their own lives

By Mara Van Ells Over the last month, the Black Student Union at UC Berkeley has organized three separate events to protest police killings of unarmed black men. Students have marched on the streets, through local businesses, and sat in at cafés. The demonstrations have allowed students to grieve, heal, and show solidarity with protesters in […]