Lessons on Hispanic turnout from California special election

Posted June 15, 2017 by Rafael Bernal

(This first appeared in The Hill) The special election to fill California’s empty House seat presented unexpected challenges for incoming Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), for whom the campaign was expected to be a cakewalk. For Hispanic campaign operatives working with
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Reviews From Frameline 41

Posted June 15, 2017 by

The screening of Carolyn Sherer and Lara Embry’s moving documentary “Alabama Bound” will very likely be one of Frameline 41’s more interactive showings.  Audience members will cheer subject Cari’s efforts to be legally recognized as a mother.  Meanwhile, Alabama Chief
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted June 15, 2017 by

Subject: Will Nick Melvoin Be Los Angeles Charter Schools’ Game-Changer? God help our children and our Public Schools now.  We fought for years to establish schools for our children in low income areas. Now I wonder what we will do
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Berkeley’s Attack on Housing

Posted June 13, 2017 by

Berkeley has gotten national publicity recently over alt-right activists using the city to wage fake battles over “free speech.” Now Berkeley could get on the national map for a different reason: its city government wants to slash housing construction despite
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19th San Francisco Black Film Festival Preview

Posted June 13, 2017 by

Film festivals matter because they provide outlets for new and not necessarily commercial filmmaking voices to reach audiences.  The upcoming 19th San Francisco Black Film Festival (hereafter SFBFF) is one of June’s important film festivals.  Running from June 15 through
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Scharf Leaves Tenderloin for Harvard Law

Posted June 8, 2017 by

Rio Scharf, organizer for the Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s Central City SRO Collaborative (CCSROC), leaves the gritty streets of the Tenderloin next week for a new neighborhood: the green pastures of Harvard Law School. Scharf follows in the footsteps of his
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