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Good Read: ‘An Autobiography of Gentrification’ in the Fillmore

December 9, 2013 | 6:00 am

Good Read: ‘An Autobiography of Gentrification’ in the Fillmore

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A letter to a slain brother recounts the diaspora from the one-time heart of black San Francisco.

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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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December 14, 2012 | 12:49 pm

Videos: New Anti-Tobacco Ads Target Calif. Ethnic Groups

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Daggers fly at an Asian man holding a cigarette. A Hispanic smoking father discovers that his child has asthma. An African American woman laments the absence of her deceased father, a smoker, at her wedding. With images like these, Tobacco Free California, which is funded by a cigarette tax, is trying to combat persistent smoking […]

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