In 1960 Ruby Bridges was one of six kids to integrate a public school in New Orleans. Norman Rockwell commemorated the civil rights moment with a painting that graced the cover of Look Magazine in 1964.
Public libraries can often go underappreciated in the days of Netflix, Spotify and Kindle. But that doesn't mean they should go unnoticed. As many public libraries grapple with how to stay relevant in the digital age, a few are standing out for their unique offerings that provide their community with much more than books.
The same systems and organizations that have frozen us out for years now want to dictate and advise us on how we should engage to fight for our freedom.
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In just a few short months, Black millennials have brought Black civil disobedience into the 21st century, and their demands are as visionary as their actions. This amazing display of strategic coordination and tactical discipline represents a new era of social protest methodology that seeks cultural as well as political and economic change.
Growing up, I learned of how my grandmother taught in segregated schools and my mother attended them, prior to witnessing the race riots that accompanied integration. Though they were before my time, these events, and the role my family played in them, have shaped me.
Each year, The Corps Network honors several individuals as Corpsmembers of the Year. These young people have joined Service and Conservation Corps, an...
While evictions tell only a small piece of the story, it's clear that San Francisco has contracted full-blown heart disease. San Francisco lost so much of its talent and spirit from the HIV virus back in the '80s and '90s. This time it is caused by an economic virus of success.
Wherever we are in our lives, God teaches us what these things mean - there is power and peace in the temple and in the promises we make with God.
With this community of friends surrounding them it was clear they would not lose the house. From that point on, I promised myself that I would try to avoid underestimating people's ability to solve their own problems.
Bay Area voters in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco and San Leandro yesterday elected 22 offices with ranked choice voting (RCV). Even though many ballots are still to be scanned, we already know important information about these elections. Here are highlighted facts...
I'll leave it up to others to debate the reasons behind this apparent contradiction. My own opinion is that ballot initiatives more accurately take the ideological pulse of the people because debates over issues must focus on issues, not personality, temperament or looks.
It is perhaps not surprising, in an election season when so many of those who attempted to impose these changes stand to lose their jobs that Duncan and others would feign a change of heart. If you listen carefully, it is not really a change at all.
Our nation has been at its best when honoring a longstanding social contract that balances unbounded wealth building opportunity with fairness. Sharing our burdens as well as our benefits across various income groups is what has always made America strong.
Food, with a third of it going to waste and blasting our atmosphere with poison (methane), strikes me as an area where anyone, anywhere, can make an impact on this climate deal.