These students helped convince Assemblymember Shirley Weber to sponsor a bill that would overturn Proposition 209, which banned affirmative action in the state. Voters will decide on Proposition 16 Nov. 3.
RogueMark Studios’ Abby VanMuijen hopes gatherings that grew organically signal a new era for the business, one that’s driven by relationships with Berkeley neighbors.
Over the past few weeks, Berkeleyans have taken the time to craft memorials to remember the Black Americans who have been killed by police.
A march organized by Berkeley High students began at Ashby BART and ended at Codornices Park.
Shayla Avery, 16, Ultraviolet Schneider-Dwyer, 17, and Hadassah Zenor-Davis, 16 — all new to organizing —orchestrated one of the largest protests in the city so far.
Neighbors have rallied in support and posted signs of affirmation that say “Black Climbers Matter.”
Members of the community can hear from, and talk to, City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley, Police Chief Andrew Greenwood and Health Officer Dr. Lisa Hernandez.
In a discussion that spanned the impact of zoning laws and climate change on communities of color, the panel agreed it was important for the East Bay to lead the nation in having frank conversations about race.
The judges selected Natalie Orenstein’s three-part series Beyond The Buses which explored the legacy of Berkeley’s unprecedented voluntary school integration.
Zoning codes clustered single-family homes in neighborhoods like Thousand Oaks and the Elmwood and allowed duplexes on the flats, creating a city stratified by wealth and race. Officials may change this.
Someone entered the campus chapel and drew a swastika inside a bible on display. A piece of paper with the words ‘Adolph Hitler’ scribbled on it was tacked onto a nearby bulletin board.
50 years ago Berkeley voluntarily integrated its schools. Even back then the district recognized that newly diverse classrooms demanded a diverse teaching force. In Part 3 of our deep dive we look at the situation today.