A new student-led course is examining UC Berkeley’s colonial past in the Philippines using archival photos and artifacts.
Berkeley could outlaw discriminatory calls to police
A proposed new ordinance is modeled on San Francisco’s ‘CAREN Act,’ which drew national attention in 2020.
Antisemitic vandalism in North Berkeley was a hate crime, police say
As of Tuesday, BPD said, no eyewitnesses had yet come forward. Authorities have asked community members to share tips if they have them.
Berkeley yoga studio fires co-founder whose boyfriend made the antisemitic flyers dropped in the hills
The owner of Hella Yoga found that his business partner, Kelly Johnson, had used company computers to register a business for her boyfriend to spread hate.
Hundreds of antisemitic flyers dropped in Berkeley Hills driveways
The flyers have been tied to a fringe white supremacist group. Similar flyers have been distributed across the Bay Area.
Renaming of Berkeley school delayed as parents decry erasure of Asian American activist
Yuri Kochiyama, who fought for the civil rights of Black and Japanese Americans, was briefly removed from consideration as Washington Elementary’s new namesake, following complaints she’d once praised Osama bin Laden.
A new look at Berkeley’s 1970s battles over policing, marijuana, apartheid
Activist and historian David Mundstock’s political archive was recently donated to the Berkeley Historical Society. A sampling of papers, posters and more will be on display starting Nov. 6.
The Chinese workers who fought discrimination at an 1880s West Berkeley soap factory
The Standard Soap Works factory housed its Chinese workers in racially segregated shacks before deciding it wanted to “fill their places with white labor.”
Berkeley Law dean’s book reveals how the Supreme Court enabled racist policing
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law, casts a cold eye on the post-Warren court in “Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights.”
One year after George Floyd: When will white Americans rise up for justice?
An interview with Savala Nolan, the executive director of the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at the UC Berkeley School of Law.
Police: Woman charged with hate crime after making anti-Asian slurs
It’s the second hate crime arrest for Antoinette Archimede, and the first time the DA’s office has filed hate crime charges in Berkeley, this year.
Noose at the Berkeley Marina leads to hate crime charge
A man authorities say hung a noose from a tree in the Berkeley Marina last week has been charged with a hate crime.