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ELECTION 2022: What to know | WILDFIRES: Prepare | COVID: Get a booster | IDEA MAKERS EVENT: Jay Caspian Kang + Khiara Bridges

Posted inCommunity, Events, Schools

Protesters rally in Berkeley to show solidarity with black students across the nation

Students and supporters held a demonstration on the UC Berkeley campus on Wednesday Nov. 18 in support of diversity and equity for students of color. Photo: Amber Stewart Students and supporters held a demonstration on the UC Berkeley campus on Wednesday Nov. 18 in support of diversity and equity for students of color. Photo: Amber Stewart An […]

Posted inSchools

School Board considers name change at LeConte

Le Conte Elementary School could one day have a new name. Photo: Nancy Rubin Berkeley school officials are considering changing the name of Le Conte Elementary after community members raised concerns about its namesake, Joseph Le Conte, a deeply respected UC Berkeley faculty member and a passionate conservationist who helped found the Sierra Club. Le Conte was […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Berkeley coalition says police stops show racial bias

A local coalition has raised concerns about alleged racial profiling by Berkeley police. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley police officers disproportionately stop and search people of color during traffic stops, according to a coalition of groups that presented data and demanded changes from the department Tuesday. Representatives from the Berkeley NAACP, Berkeley Copwatch and UC Berkeley’s Black […]

Posted inArts, Community, Crime & Safety, Schools

Black Cal students repaint The Big C to reflect African flag

The students from Black Student Union who painted Cal’s “C” the colors of the Pan African flag. Back row: Isis Dillard, Eniola Abioye, Blake Simons.Front row: Alana Banks, Gabrielle Shuman, Lauren Butler. Photo: Mara Van Ells By Mara Van Ells Six UC Berkeley students woke up before dawn to climb into the Berkeley Hills to paint […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Schools

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

On Dec 4, 2014, the Black Student Union of UC Berkeley held the first of three protests. Students occupied The Golden Bear Cafe for 4.5 hours, the amount of time Michael Brown’s body lay in the street in Ferguson, Mo. Photo: Genesis On Dec 4, 2014, the Black Student Union of UC Berkeley held the […]

Posted inCommunity

Berkeley communities of faith join forces for ‘peaceful civil disobedience’ Black Lives Matter protest

Nearly 300 protesters from a number of churches and synagogues staged a die-in on University Avenue in Berkeley on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Photo: Lance Knobel By Lance Knobel and Tracey Taylor An estimated 300 people, most of them affiliated with local faith-based places of worship, blocked University Avenue in Berkeley for just over an hour during […]

Posted inCommunity

Anonymous artist collective claims responsibility for lynching effigies erected at UC Berkeley

This effigy was one of three that authorities say was hung at the UC Berkeley campus Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Photo: Cal Black Student Union An anonymous artists’ collective posted notices at UC Berkeley on Sunday announcing it had placed three effigies in nooses at Cal — and a number of others around Oakland. The […]