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BERKELEY'S NEWS • DECEMBER 03, 2022

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Black History Month 2018

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Editor's note: History in the making

The history of Berkeley — not so far from Oakland, where the Black Panthers was founded — is inextricably linked to that of Black empowerment and activism.

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50 years ago, the federal government ordered a commission to investigate the cause of race riots that erupted across the United States in 1967, and led to the deaths of over 80 people. Their findings, called the Kerner Report, were groundbreaking — the riots resulted from black frustration at an unjust and oppressive economic structure.
50 years ago, the federal government ordered a commission to investigate the cause of race riots that erupted across the United States in 1967, and led to the deaths of over 80 people. Their findings, called the Kerner Report, were groundbreaking — the riots resulted from black frustration at an unjust and oppressive economic structure.
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It was during the ‘90s that Byrd met Anna Deavere Smith at Harvard, who is a playwright and actress perhaps best known for her roles in “The West Wing” and “Nurse Jackie.”
It was during the ‘90s that Byrd met Anna Deavere Smith at Harvard, who is a playwright and actress perhaps best known for her roles in “The West Wing” and “Nurse Jackie.”
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“The goal of the minor is to fill in gaps that are missing in the curriculum offered on campus for people of color.”
“The goal of the minor is to fill in gaps that are missing in the curriculum offered on campus for people of color.”
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The history of Berkeley — not so far from Oakland, where the Black Panthers was founded — is inextricably linked to that of Black empowerment and activism.
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The history of Berkeley — not so far from Oakland, where the Black Panthers was founded — is inextricably linked to that of Black empowerment and activism.
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50 years ago, the federal government ordered a commission to investigate the cause of race riots that erupted across the United States in 1967, and led to the deaths of over 80 people. Their findings, called the Kerner Report, were groundbreaking — the riots resulted from black frustration at an unjust and oppressive economic structure.
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50 years ago, the federal government ordered a commission to investigate the cause of race riots that erupted across the United States in 1967, and led to the deaths of over 80 people. Their findings, called the Kerner Report, were groundbreaking — the riots resulted from black frustration at an unjust and oppressive economic structure.
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It was during the ‘90s that Byrd met Anna Deavere Smith at Harvard, who is a playwright and actress perhaps best known for her roles in “The West Wing” and “Nurse Jackie.”
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It was during the ‘90s that Byrd met Anna Deavere Smith at Harvard, who is a playwright and actress perhaps best known for her roles in “The West Wing” and “Nurse Jackie.”
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“The goal of the minor is to fill in gaps that are missing in the curriculum offered on campus for people of color.”
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“The goal of the minor is to fill in gaps that are missing in the curriculum offered on campus for people of color.”
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Being a Black UC Berkeley student means that my blessings must come with an equal amount of traumatization and suffering. I am both bitter and grateful regarding my experience.
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Being a Black UC Berkeley student means that my blessings must come with an equal amount of traumatization and suffering. I am both bitter and grateful regarding my experience.
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You’re dreaming like a rookie: silk shirts, girls, late model cars.
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You’re dreaming like a rookie: silk shirts, girls, late model cars.
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So, there is a need for more Black people in research spaces — particularly in science and engineering fields. No, I do not mean “diversity.” I mean more Black people.
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So, there is a need for more Black people in research spaces — particularly in science and engineering fields. No, I do not mean “diversity.” I mean more Black people.
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Ryan Coogler started off his career with the heart-shattering “Fruitvale Station” and then jumped confidently to studio filmmaking with “Creed.
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Ryan Coogler started off his career with the heart-shattering “Fruitvale Station” and then jumped confidently to studio filmmaking with “Creed.
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He was a expert in several areas, including probability and game theory, and made significant discoveries in each of them. For example, he developed the Rao-Blackwell theorem, a foundational idea in modern statistics.
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He was a expert in several areas, including probability and game theory, and made significant discoveries in each of them. For example, he developed the Rao-Blackwell theorem, a foundational idea in modern statistics.
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I came to UC Berkeley with the hope that I could stay insulated from some of the harsher elements of racial tension that I experienced growing up in the South.
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I came to UC Berkeley with the hope that I could stay insulated from some of the harsher elements of racial tension that I experienced growing up in the South.
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