Drummond: Farewell for now
Bay Area News Group columnist takes a leave of absence to research urban gun violence at Harvard University.
Tammerlin Drummond: A mother channels pain into action on Oakland killings
Her 17-year-old son Christopher Jones was gunned down in front of her on New Year's Eve in 2010 near in their East Oakland home. Now Brenda Grisham has become a forceful advocate for stopping the violence in Oakland and helps other families cope with the loss of family members to street killings
Tammerlin Drummond: Commitment needed to stop violence
Urban killings won't stop without leadership and a long-term commitment to ending the carnage.
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This country is threatening to ban Facebook and YouTube
Turkey's prime minister has threatened drastic steps to censor the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube, where audio recordings of his alleged conversations suggesting corruption have been leaked in the past weeks, dealing him a major blow ahead of this month's local elections. Full Story
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SXSW Music Picks: Chain Gang of 1974 buzzes into Texas
Also meet Adrian Marcel, one of Oakland's most promising R&B talents.
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Oops! Obama misspells Aretha Franklin's iconic song
The president omitted a letter from the singer's 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' while praising her at a White House celebration.