Protests To What End? Turning Social Justice Outrage Into Concrete ActionAs the protests continue, so does the demand for change. But we’ve seen this before, and the question now is, how long will it last and what will it accomplish?
Supporting the Fight For Social and Racial Injustice: List Of National, Local ResourcesThe Bay Area has played host to numerous protests following the death of George Floyd and other people of color killed at the hands of police. Not everyone is able to protest right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, and we know some are looking to do more, or just learn more. Here is a running list of resources, local and national, that are helping fight racial and social injustice.
Diverse Crowd Marches Peacefully At Fremont George Floyd ProtestFrom Newark to Fremont, protesters held largely peaceful marches across the Bay Area in the memory of George Floyd Tuesday.
Oakland Mayor, Deputy Chief Laud Peaceful Protesters, Vow To Maintain Stance Against Looting, ViolenceOakland city officials on Tuesday gave an update to the civil unrest that followed a peaceful student march and rally Monday that swelled to 15,000 community members.
Inside Oakland Protest: Protester Describes Experience Peacefully Marching With 15,000As some 15,000 marched in Oakland to protest ongoing police brutality Monday, Veronica De La Cruz spoke with one of the participants, Oakland resident Kaela Sanborn-Hum, who offered her thoughts on the march and the protests sweeping across U.S. cities.
Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets Fired As Curfew Falls On Oakland Protest; Police Briefly Detain KPIX 5 ReporterPolice dispersed a large group of protesters in the streets of downtown Oakland Monday night, using tear gas and rubber bullets on people who were demonstrating past the time of a curfew in effect for Oakland and all of Alameda County.
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.
San Jose St. Football Team, Cops Meet To Discuss Policing Issues In Minority CommunitiesBay Area cops and young athletes came together Monday to discuss some serious issues in the "black lives, blue lives" era, and what both groups found out is that they have a lot to learn from each other.
The Biggest Black Lives Matter Page On Facebook Is FakeFor at least a year, the biggest page on Facebook purporting to be part of the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia.
Drawing from Life, East Bay Artist Depicts Black Men's TruthAn Oakland artist completed a six-year creative journey during which she painted hundreds of portraits of African-American men, living and dead.
Sacramento Protesters: 'Cells Up, Don't Shoot'Demonstrators in Sacramento marched Friday to California's Capitol during a second day of protests over the police-involved shooting death of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man.
Justin Bieber Expresses Support For Black Lives Matter"We are all Gods children and we are ALL EQUAL."
San Francisco Couple Threatened Over 'Black Lives Matter' Sign DisplayA San Francisco couple is looking for support from neighbors after receiving threats for putting a Black Lives Matter sign in their window.
LeSean McCoy: Kaepernick Is Too Much Of A DistractionBuffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy believes one reason teams haven't signed quarterback Colin Kaepernick is because he represents too much of a distraction for a player who would likely be a backup.
NAACP Wants Meeting With NFL Commissioner About KaepernickThe NAACP on Wednesday called for a meeting with the NFL to discuss the fate of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality against African-Americans.