The comedian and activist acknowledges Cal isn’t alone in its lack of black faces. He’s leading a discussion for the campus Wednesday on the black experience at UC Berkeley.
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Immersive website about Berkeley in the 1970s reveals unknown histories
The Berkeley Revolution website is brimming with long-lost photos and documents of life in Berkeley in the 1970s.
After long fight, Black students at UC Berkeley celebrate opening of their own center
There was a long fight for the new center, which houses the African-American Student Development office and will be a central resource for the Black community on and off campus.
Black Student Union and UC Berkeley agree to establish on-campus Black resource center
In March 2015, the Black Student Union at UC Berkeley held a rally to protest the decision not to prosecute the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. It was one of many protests at the university and led to the BSU presenting a series of demands to the administration that […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Berkeley students march to push for police reforms
Protesters walked along Shattuck Avenue on Tuesday night in a march meant to put pressure on City Hall to take action on police use of tear gas at a demonstration Dec. 6, 2014. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel About 150 students from UC Berkeley, Berkeley City College and Berkeley High, along with a few community members, marched […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]