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This hunger strike solidarity rally was held outside the State Building in San Francisco on Aug. 1, 2011, 30 days into the first hunger strike, which drew 6,600 participants at its peak. – Photo: Patricia Jackson by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa (Ronnie Dewberry), Arturo Castellanos, Todd Ashker and George Franco Oct. 14, 2017, marks the two-year […]

The courage, focus and persistence of the young people of Ferguson, facing brutal police night after night, galvanized the watching world. – Photo: Magnolia Pictures Review by Wanda Sabir At one point, Black men were content to hold up the corner. Seated on crates, older men would reflect as they watched the youngsters playing ball, […]

by Shanon Nelson, founder of Amari Hair Extensions, is looking to do business with other Black-owned beauty supply stores. Shanon Nelson, owner of Amari Hair Extensions, the online hair boutique, is both anxious and excited about the future. The seasoned entrepreneur and former business professor with an MBA is poised to take her love […]

President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. A new Associated Press-NORC poll finds that North Korea’s nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans, and two-thirds of them say President Donald Trump’s […]

An armed militia member stands guard at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Two newly filed lawsuits against the white nationalists and others who descended on Charlottesville during a summer rally aim to prevent the violent chaos that unfolded from happening again. One of the lawsuits was filed Thursday in Charlottesville […]

Zendaya, Viola Davis and Tamron Hall are among the Black women who are speaking out against Harvey Weinstein. (Wikipedia/People/Entertainment Weekly/Lwp Kommunikáció) More celebrity women are speaking out in response to the sexual assault and rape accusations against former film executive Harvey Weinstein. Viola Davis, Zendaya, Tamron Hall and Michelle Obama have each issued statements about the […]

Donald Trump is accused of “a demonstrable record of inciting white supremacy, sexism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia, race-baiting, and racism” in the impeachment resolution a House Democrat briefly offered Wednesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Democrat offered a resolution Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump but let it die before action was […]

“Thomas and Sally” will run at Marin Theatre Company through Oct. 29. (Kevin Berne) A playwright known for pushing buttons has done just that with “Thomas and Sally.” The stage production that debuted at San Francisco’s Marin Theatre Company in September centers on the relationship between former president and slave owner Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, his […]

by Ann Garrison Eighty-four percent of the population of Uganda are rural subsistence farmers. They are resisting both rampant land grabbing and U.S. ally Gen. Yoweri Museveni’s attempt to rule for life. I spoke to Phil Wilmot, an American-born activist who now lives in rural Uganda. Donate at to support Suzan, shown here with […]

The Christmas season is quickly approaching, and JCPenney is getting ready for crowds of eager customers by increasing staff for the holiday shopping rush. The Company plans to hire 750 seasonal associates throughout the San Francisco area for a variety of store positions. Available customer service and support positions include cashier, replenishment specialist, SEPHORA inside […]

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