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Berkeley MLK breakfast builds community, calls for action

Pastor White asked everyone to "give a hug and a sloppy kiss" to the person next to them. Councilman Laurie Capitelli complied with his neighbor Mayor Tom Bates. Photo: Mark Coplan
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The third annual community breakfast honoring Martin Luther King Jr. brought together more than 350 Berkeleyans for rousing addresses, joyous music, calls to action, awards to young students, and plenty of hugs.

The theme of the breakfast was “beyond the dream… standing together,” and many of the speakers emphasized the importance of the community working together on many challenges, from the academic achievement gap, to unequal health outcomes, to violence in many neighborhoods.  … Continue reading »

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All Berkeley comes together, celebrates hope on MLK Day

It felt like all of Berkeley was represented at yesterday morning’s Martin Luther King breakfast celebration down by the bay.

They came from seminaries and temples, political groups, law enforcement, schools, neighborhood associations and government departments — our assemblywoman, mayor, and chief of police were there, as were many church and community leaders, councilmembers, teachers, students, business men and women, and children. (Watch the slideshow of photographs, above, by Nancy Rubin.)

On a crisp winter morning, nearly 400 local people gathered to mark Martin Luther King Day, to share breakfast and to watch together live-streaming of the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States. … Continue reading »

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Berkeley High family loses home to fire — needs help

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A student at Berkeley High School and his family recently lost their home and all of their belongings in a fire. They need help — in particular donations of furniture, kitchen utensils, clothing, shoes or any other items you feel able to donate which you think would be useful in their time of need.

Berkeley High’s Parent Resource Center is coordinating donations. Contact Irma Parker at BHS on (510) 644-8524.

Update (18.47): The BHS Parent Resource Center was “overwhelmed” with responses … Continue reading »

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