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by Nevin Long Photo: Nik Wojcik Marchers snaked through the streets of Downtown Oakland toward the Grand Lake neighborhood to the sounds of a booming portable sound system which blared tunes as disparate as YG and Nipsey Hussle’s “FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)” and Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit,” a mournful 1939 ballad lamenting the lynchings of […]

(Photo by Paras Griffin/WireImage/Getty Images) Chris BrownR&B/pop singer Chris Brown was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder in 2014 following a string of high-profile incidents that had the potential to end his career. Brown’s mental health issues were revealed during a court-ordered stay at a rehab facility where he was being treated. In its […]

This photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr., who was charged with second-degree murder and other counts after authorities say he rammed his car into a crowd of protesters Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va., where a white supremacist rally took place. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. […]

Omarosa and Ed are on their feet, giving every single journalist in this room what they came for – drama. #NABJ17 — maya king (@mayaaliah) August 11, 2017 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — White House official Omarosa Manigault-Newman clashed with a veteran news anchor during a panel discussion on policing in black communities held at […]

Girls promoting the Stand for Something Movement during the Baltimore Ceasefire. (Courtesy: Twitter @angela_empowers) Baltimore is in the midst of a record wave of gun violence. Following a recent call for a weekend ceasefire from August 5 to August 7 in response to the high rate of firearm homicides, the Baltimore Ceasefire — coordinated by […]

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) sits during the national anthem prior to the team’s NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In his first game in an Oakland Raider uniform, Marshawn Lynch didn’t play a down. Yet he […]

by Nevin Long After temporarily shutting down the 580 freeway in Oakland California, the diverse crowd gathered at Lake Merritt. – Photo: Nevin Long A large group took to the streets in Oakland for several hours Saturday evening to demonstrate in solidarity with Charlottesville. The diverse crowd of approximately 1,000 people gathered at Latham Square. […]

by SF Bay View staff Aug. 12, 2017 – It happened today in downtown Charlottesville, Va., the city that invites tourists to visit Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s slave plantation. In Emancipation Park, formerly known as Robert E. Lee Park, on the second of a planned three-day rally dubbed “Unite the Right,” thousands of counter-protesters summoned by […]

Pres. Trump on violent clashes in Charlottesville: “It has no place in America. What is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order.” — ABC News (@ABC) August 12, 2017 BEDMINISTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed “many sides” for the violent clashes between protesters and white supremacists in […]

Violence erupts #charlottesville — Andy Campbell (@AndyBCampbell) August 12, 2017 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of people chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday morning at white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and police dressed in riot gear ordered […]

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