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How White People Have Reacted to Black Success Over Time in the United States

<i>In this op-ed, writer Kim Reynolds explains the history of "whitelashes" in the United States.</i><p>On November 9, 2016, CNN commentator Van Jones described Donald Trump’s nearly solidified victory to become President of the United States as a “whitelash.”<p>“This was a whitelash against a changing country, …

Civil Rights

As Seattle gentrifies, blacks no longer feel welcome

SEATTLE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Not so long ago, few whites wanted to live in Seattle’s diverse Central District, so it housed the people who had no choice.<p>Synagogues point to the neighborhood’s long-gone Jewish past, an immigrant community that was joined by Japanese-Americans. Their …

Black Panther Party

The move from SF to Oakland: What's it really like across the bay?

Oakland like having a "really hot sibling," says longtime resident Mike Woolson.<p>"Your sibling gets all the attention and more dates and everything seems to come easy. Whereas you have to work harder to make yourself interesting," he said.<p>Yet, "in the long run, you'll probably end up getting to do …

San Francisco

Oakland's Hollywood moment: films shine light on city's 'grit and beauty'

The film-maker Nijla Mu’min’s debut movie was based on her upbringing as a black Muslim girl in Oakland, California. Although Jinn was inspired by her life, she had to go to Los Angeles, 350 miles south of her hometown, to shoot it.<p>Mu’min said there wasn’t enough industry support to make filming in …

Black Panther

Everything You Wanted to Ask About Sects … But Were Afraid to Know

Fifty years after 1968, Marxism-Leninism sounds as off-putting to most leftists as it did to everybody else back in the day.<p>For those of us active in …

Left-wing Politics

Are Things Getting Better or Worse?

Why assessing the state of the world is harder than it sounds.<p>Branko Milanović grew up in Yugoslavia, during the nineteen-sixties and seventies. He became an economist at the World Bank and then a professor at <i>CUNY</i>; on his blog, Globalinequality, he discusses economics and reminisces about the past. …

World Happiness Report

Sociobiology Pioneer Joins Black Panthers | News | The Harvard Crimson

Robert L. Trivers, the sociobiologist who left Harvard two years ago to become professor of biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz, …

Black Panther

Anti-Maxine Waters protest canceled, Black Panthers take over

<b>LOS ANGELES —</b> More than 50 counter-protesters awaited to intercept a demonstration against Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., in front of her office in …

Maxine Waters

Don Williams Jr., Maywood activist and insurance agent who served one term as mayor, dies

Don Williams Jr. was a fixture in Maywood’s business and political communities of west suburban Maywood, where he served one term as mayor.<p>“He had good feelings for everybody he met. He was the kind of guy that you would never see him arguing or being obstinate,” said Jim Strickland, a longtime …

Chamber of Commerce

Police accountability is needed for the people of Berkeley

Two very different amendments to the Berkeley City Charter have been proposed to address misconduct within the Berkeley Police Department and the …

City Politics

This Is What The Sexual Revolution Looked Like In The 1960s

H. William Tetlow / Getty Images<p>Marcia Goldstein, the publicity director of Planned Parenthood, shows a sign advertising birth control that would …

Andy Warhol

National New Play Network Announces 2018-19 Awardees

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the …

The Theatre

The new Prison Movement: The continuing struggle to abolish slavery in Amerika (2018)

<b>by Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson</b><p>“Schools of Liberation” – Art: Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, 158039, Santa Rosa CI, 5850 Milton Rd., Milton FL 32083<p><b>The rising new</b> …

African-American News

Is 'Blindspotting' A True Story? Daveed Diggs' New Movie Spotlights The Actor's Own Hometown

The upcoming dramedy <i>Blindspotting</i> delves into the role that race and class play in Oakland, California, following the lives of Collin (<i>Hamilton</i>'s …

Black Panther

Black women finding a “place of speaking” to discuss issues with other sistas on the internet, radio and YouTube

Lourence Alves, Angélica Ferrarez, Fernanda Thomaz and Raquel Barreto of Rodadas Negras (Foto: Marina.S.Alves)<p><b>Black women finding a place of speaking</b> …

Women of Color

Want Gun Control? Arm the Left (It Worked Before)

Photo by Mesa Tactical | CC BY 2.0The grisly numbers tell the tale: More guns per capita than any other country in the world; 13,000 homicides per …

Guns

Can You Hear Me?

Bouchra Khalili wants to make a platform for migrant and minority voices—but when do images become theater?By Violaine Boutet de MonvelBouchra …

Black Panther

The Bulletin: Winston swings away on the radio

<b>Good morning, and welcome to The Bulletin. In today’s edition:</b> <b>Winston Peters goes at it on the radio, nurses go back to the bargaining table, and</b> …

Jacinda Ardern

29 times Oakland starred in movies

George Lucas

Finding Big Man

<i>Brother Dynamite</i> <i>in r</i><i>eflection</i><p>Ifound Elbert “Big Man” Howard in a nursing home out in the wine country borderlands, at the end of a long fire season. …

Black History

British Black Panther Party (1968-1973) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

The British Black Panther Party, ca. 1970<p>Image Ownership: Public domain<p>Inspired by the Black Power movement in the U.S., the Nigerian playwright, Obi …

Black History

How Fela Kuti came to be celebrated by those he sang against

The Nigerian icon was harassed, censored and imprisoned for singing truth to power. Today power celebrates him.<p>Every time I see politicians and statesmen honouring Fela Kuti, I chuckle to myself and wish I could be there to ask with the utmost seriousness: "Are you, sir, recommending Fela to …

Africa

Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB opens summer exhibitions

<b>SANTA BARBARA, CA</b><b>.-</b> For her first solo museum exhibition, Ja’Tovia Gary (b. 1984, Dallas, TX; lives New York) is being represented by three films …

Art

Leo Branton Jr: Famed Trial Lawyer Represented Activist Angela Davis in Murder Trail

Leo Branton Jr. was a pioneering trial lawyer. He is recognized for represented prominent black performers and for persuading an all-white jury to …

Los Angeles

'Rights are easy to lose': San Diego Pride Parade calls for persistence in fight for equality

By the time the San Diego Pride Parade got underway Saturday morning in Hillcrest the party was already in full swing on its sidewalks, and it seemed …

LGBTQI

The Chronicle’s 2018 Rising Star Chefs

Behold the 2018 class of Chronicle Rising Star Chefs.<p>These are the chefs that, we believe, will influence — and lead — tomorrow’s restaurant industry, through their food, their hiring practices, their business models and their forward-thinking. Age is not a factor, so we consider chefs who have …

San Francisco

Ex-Black Panther leader to get $2.2M from Oakland after city councilwoman's attack

A former leader of the Black Panther Party will receive $2.2 million from the city of Oakland, Calif., to settle a 2015 case in which she was physically attacked by a city councilwoman.<p>The settlement, equivalent to the salaries of about 30 entry-level police officers, consists of $1.2 million in …

Black Panther

Sandra Bland and Assata Shakur: Imagining Liberation from Persecution

<i>This post is part of our online roundtable on Sandra Bland, coinciding with the third anniversary of her death. The forum includes historical and</i> …

Black History

14 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend

<i>Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead.</i><p><b>Pop & Rock</b><p><b>BODY/HEAD</b> at Elsewhere (July 19, 8 p.m.). After the pioneering alternative rock band Sonic Youth announced its hiatus in 2011, Kim Gordon faced both the dissolution of her longtime …

Music

Beyond 'Black Panther': Thanks to a wave of homegrown filmmakers, Oakland is having a Hollywood moment

The morning after the Warriors swept the Cavs to claim their second straight championship, the Town was still buzzing with Oakland pride as Boots …

Black Panther