UCB hosts talk about the importance of Latinx and African American history

On Feb. 23, the UC Berkeley Multicultural Community Center hosted Paul Ortiz, author of “An African American and Latinx History of the United States.”  Ortiz’s recently published book tells the history of the Latinx and African American peoples in the United States through a more critical lens of the way Latinx and African American history […]

Bay area community responds to mass ICE arrests

On Wednesday, Feb. 28 people from across the Bay Area gathered in downtown San Francisco for an emergency rally to protest over 150 arrests in Northern California over the last few weeks by Immigration Customs and Enforcement. Oakland Mayor, Libby Shaaf publicly warned the Bay Area community on Feb. 24th of possible ICE raids in the Bay Area over the […]


Colombian American diva Kali Uchis made Oakland’s Fox Theater swoon

Kali Uchis graced the stage in a sparkly bandeau top, high pony tail and black high-waisted pants ready to bless her fans with her music. Uchis performed with a drummer, guitarist and keys player at the Fox Theater in Oakland on Feb. 19.  Uchis performed songs from both of her albums “Por Vida” and “Drunken Babble” as […]

San Francisco revisits cannabis charges

Amidst the legalization of recreational marijuana, San Francisco has announced that it will be reversing convictions for misdemeanor possessions of the drug.  This means that those who have been convicted have the opportunity for their convictions to be expunged, but this requires an attorney. There are over 4,000 convictions that will be looked into and over […]

From the island to the bay: Diaspora and homeland experiences

We are both native Chamorus from the Pacific island of Guam, an unincorporated United States territory and one of the last United Nations recognized colonies in the world. The island and her people have experienced a long history of colonization and an ongoing reality of militarization. Many of our family’s lands have been unjustly taken […]

Disney announces first gay character in children’s show Andi Mack

Disney announced its first gay character in one of their cable network shows, “Andi Mack,” before the season 2 premiere last month. The show follows a group of 13-year-olds and their coming of age. In the season two premiere, it was revealed that one of the boys in the trio realizes he has a crush on one of […]

Natural ecosystems will bounce back after fire

After the fires in Northern California, many in the region have been concerned for their health. But what has been discussed less is the impact on the ecosystems caught in the fire.   What may not be apparent is that fires are a part of the natural ecosystem in Northern California, but their devastating effects are […]

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