SF Human Rights Commission Accepting Applications For African-American Reparations Task ForceThe San Francisco Human Rights Commission will begin forming the city's African American Reparations Advisory Committee to come up with a plan to pay reparations to residents who are descendants of slaves.
African American Business Group Seeks To Buy Oakland Coliseum Site For NFL FranchiseA local business and investment group is looking to buy the city's stake in the Coliseum site and build a new stadium to lure an NFL franchise, which would be the first in the league to be majority-owned by African Americans.
Institutional Racism Widely Seen As Contributing To Coronavirus Infections Among BlacksThe African-American community is taking a huge hit from COVID-19 and a testing event at an East Oakland church on Tuesday was shedding light on the way institutional racism is helping to spread the coronavirus.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Donates $120M To Black Colleges To Help 'Reverse Generations Of Inequity'The CEO of Netflix says he will donate $120 million to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs),
Mayor London Breed Calls For Redirecting SFPD Funding To African-American CommunitySan Francisco Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Shamann Walton announced Friday efforts to redirect city funding from the city's police department to the city's African American community in the city's upcoming budget.
Bay Area Ministers Urge African-American Worshipers To 'Shelter In Grace' Despite Green Light To ReopenGovernor Gavin Newsom has given the green light for places of worship to reopen, with some modifications. But not all churches are ready for worshipers to return.
VIDEO: Congresswoman Barbara Lee Talks To BR About Surviving The COVID-19 PandemicCongresswoman Barbara Lee talks to BR host Jan Mabry about the coronavirus, its impact on African Americans and communities of color, and the work she's doing on the part of her constituents to ensure their economic recovery.
Meet The Co-Owners Of Oakland's Black-Owned Cannabis Dispensary 'Blunts & Moore''Blunts and Moore' co-owners Brittany Moore and Alphonso T. Blunt talk to BR's Christin Ayers about how they came to own Oakland's first pot dispensary created through the city's cannabis equity program.
'We Re-Member' Tackles Bias, Discrimination Through Education About Black History'We Re-Member' co-founders Cairo Person and Natasha Ventsko talk to Black Renaissance producer Jan Mabry about their work tackling bias and discrimination by providing education about the Middle Passage and the impact of enslavement.
California's Historic Drop In Arrests Still Imperils BlacksCalifornia is seeing a historic drop in arrests that still leaves blacks far more likely to wind up in handcuffs, particularly in Bay Area counties.
Former Facebook Employee: Company Has 'A Black People Problem'Facebook has a "black people problem," according to a former black manager at the Menlo Park-based social media giant.
Breed Issues Directive After San Francisco City Workers Allege DiscriminationDozens of city employees spoke out about unfair treatment, being passed-up for promotions, being retaliated against after filing complaints, and the disproportionate disciplining of African American workers.
Donor Network West Saves LivesDonor Network West's Ayanna Anderson and heart transplant recipient Anthony Robinson talk to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the importance of becoming a donor.
Tech, Social Media Companies Lagging In Hiring BlacksAfrican-Americans are among the top owners of mobile devices — but when it comes time to hire, tech companies aren't looking to them.
FBI: Hate Crimes Rose For 2nd Year In A Row In 2016The FBI says hate crimes rose for the second straight year in 2016, with increases in attacks motivated by bias against blacks, Jews, Muslims and LGBT people.