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State of California’s Women: We Score Grade ‘A’

September 27, 2013 | 3:20 pm

State of California’s Women: We Score Grade ‘A’

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New report finds women in state rank high in economics, leadership, health.

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‘Ghetto Tracker’ Has Gone Offline

September 4, 2013 | 2:23 pm

‘Ghetto Tracker’ Has Gone Offline

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After much criticism, a site originally called “Ghetto Tracker” has been taken down.

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Stockton’s Little Manila: the Heart of Filipino California

September 2, 2013 | 5:00 am

Stockton’s Little Manila: the Heart of Filipino California

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In the 1920s and 30s, downtown Stockton was home to “Little Manila,” the heart of Filipino America.

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Read AP’s Original Report on the 1963 March on Washington

August 28, 2013 | 1:52 pm

Read AP’s Original Report on the 1963 March on Washington

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This is an interesting historical item. Today, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, AP sent out its original report on the 1963 event. Here’s the organization’s “Editor’s Note”: On Aug. 28, 1963, AP reporter Raymond J. Crowley went to the National Mall and chronicled the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which […]

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Video of March on Washington Speeches: Obama, Clinton, Oprah

August 28, 2013 | 12:50 pm

Video of March on Washington Speeches: Obama, Clinton, Oprah

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Update: Here is a transcript of President Obama’s speech at the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington. Video replays of today’s speeches below. President Obama Bill Clinton Jimmy Carter remembers Coretta Scott King John Lewis Oprah Winfrey

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Stanford MLK Institute Director on American Ideals vs. Reality

August 28, 2013 | 9:51 am

Stanford MLK Institute Director on American Ideals vs. Reality

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For nearly 30 years, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford has been dedicated to studying the civil rights leader’s writings. Clayborne Carson was just 19 when he traveled from small-town New Mexico to Washington for the march. In 1985, Dr. King’s widow chose him to edit and publish her late […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: Fate of African-American Boys in Oakland ‘Not Just a Story About Race’

August 22, 2013 | 11:52 am

Reporter’s Notebook: Fate of African-American Boys in Oakland ‘Not Just a Story About Race’

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Oakland’s African-American male students have a disappointing high school graduation rate, their efforts often dragged down by poverty, crime and too many absences. More than half of African-American boys now in middle school are at risk of dropping out of high school. Oakland Unified is fighting back with something school districts usually leave to community […]

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Oakland Classes Attempt to Help Black Male Students Beat Daunting Odds

August 21, 2013 | 5:43 pm

Oakland Classes Attempt to Help Black Male Students Beat Daunting Odds

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About the same number of African American boys graduate from Oakland public high schools college-ready as  get shot dead. That’s from “Even Odds,” a three-part series appearing in the San Francisco Chronicle that documents efforts to address the daunting challenges faced by African American males in Oakland. KQED is providing additional coverage of this issue […]

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Oakland Father Talks About Impact of ‘Fruitvale Station’ on Kids

July 25, 2013 | 12:29 pm

Oakland Father Talks About Impact of ‘Fruitvale Station’ on Kids

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Jack Bryson’s two sons were childhood friends of Oscar Grant III, and were on the train platform on New Year’s Day in 2009 when Grant was shot by a BART police officer in Oakland. The shooting, which waas captured on videos by BART riders, sparked outrage around the country and led first-time director Ryan Coogler to […]

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John Burris on ‘Stand Your Ground,’ Civil Rights Prosecution, and the Legal Case in the Trayvon Martin Shooting

July 22, 2013 | 10:30 am

John Burris on ‘Stand Your Ground,’ Civil Rights Prosecution, and the Legal Case in the Trayvon Martin Shooting

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Protests over the George Zimmerman verdict continue — another was held in downtown San Jose on Sunday. On Friday, President Obama helped keep the the story in the news with a statement on the case that spoke directly to his experience as an African American.  (Watch that video here.) Last week, on KQED Radio’s Forum […]

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