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How San Francisco Organizers Rewrote the Rules to Save Minimum Wage [Video]

Thanks to an innovative multiracial organizing campaign, San Francisco’s minimum wage is the first in the nation to pass the $10/hr mark. Colorlines.com’ video team speaks with the organizers about how they did it and what’s next.

Fans of Oldest Black Bookstore Fight Amazon With Google Tool

Worried about last minute holiday shopping? Supporters of Marcus Books have developed a new tool to help folks get off their computers and shop in person.

Nation's Oldest Black-Owned Bookstore Takes on Amazon's Price Check App

The grandaughter of the partners that opened the nation’s oldest independent African-American owned bookstore says a recent Amazon.com promotion took competition a little too far.

San Francsico Crowd Helps Black Woman Move Back Into Foreclosed Home

Sixty people gathered in San Francsico’s Bayview district to help Carolyn Gage moved back into her family’s home.

Does White Make Right? Racism and Gay-Shaming Drown BART Protests

BART police have a plainly terrible record on shootings and accountability. So how did these protests become all about “Uncle Tom” caricatures, naked party pics and screwing up workers’ commutes?

San Francisco Bayview's Chess Star Wins Big Love With Jada Pinkett Smith

16-year-old San Franciscan Dyhemia Young makes it to a prestigious chess tournament with the help of Jada Pinkett Smith and some good friends.

San Francisco Narrows Policy on Reporting Immigrant Youth to ICE

But the county remains a statewide and national leader on funneling undocumented young people into the deportation pipeline.

San Francisco Cops Caught on Tape Shooting Man in Wheelchair

After two police shootings in as many weeks, department brass hope Tasers can salvage city morale.

San Francisco Loves Hoops Too

A new midnight hoops league aims to unite a divided neighborhood.