By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Updated 5:35 am PDT, Saturday, September 15, 2018 GALLERY: 33 things you probably didn't know about Colin Kaepernick Growing up, Kaepernick had a 100-pound pet tortoise, named Sammy. GALLERY: 33 things you probably didn't know about Colin Kaepernick Growing up, Kaepernick had a 100-pound pet tortoise, named Sammy. Photo: Kaepernick Family, Courtesy Kaepernick audited a summer course on black representation in pop culture at U.C. Berkeley in 2016. "When I talk to my students about Colin, I always emphasize that when he audited my course, he (driving from San Jose to Berkeley) had his ass in class on time, everyday, taking notes, doing the readings and participating in class discussions," the teacher of the course, Ameer Hasan Loggins, wrote in a column. less Kaepernick audited a summer course on black representation in pop culture at U.C. Berkeley in 2016. "When I … [Read more...] about 39 things you probably didn’t know about Colin Kaepernick
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Safiya Wazir, 27, who fled the Taliban with her family in 1997, won an upset victory in a New Hampshire primary. “There can be change, yes. Why not?” she said. ByKatharine Q. Seelye Sept. 13, 2018 It was a mere state house race, below the radar, with fewer than 500 votes cast. But Safiya Wazir’s upset victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday is yet one more striking example of how nontraditional candidates are upending expectations in this extraordinary election season. Ms. Wazir, just 27 and a refugee from Afghanistan, toppled a four-term incumbent in the Democratic primary for state representative in a blue-collar neighborhood of Concord, the state capital. Her opponent was Dick Patten, 66, a former city councilor and former police dispatcher who was first elected to the state … [Read more...] about She Was a Refugee From Afghanistan. She May Soon Enter the New Hampshire Legislature.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Books Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Books News ByMaria Russo Sept. 5, 2018 When photos began circulating of migrant children separated from their parents and placed in what looked like giant cages in detention centers, the young adult novelists Melissa de la Cruz and Margaret Stohl had an immediate response. After texting nine author friends asking what they could collectively do, Ms. de la Cruz and Ms. Stohl drafted a statement of protest called “Kidlit Says No Kids in Cages,” denouncing “practices that should be restricted to the pages of dystopian novels.” Within minutes, they had 94 signatures from “our fellow kidlit authors and supporters,” Ms. de la Cruz said. A day later the statement was posted on Twitter with over 4,000 signatures. The group has now raised nearly $240,000 for legal … [Read more...] about Children’s Books Authors Are Selling More Than Books. They’re Taking a Stand.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByGlenn Thrush Aug. 26, 2018 McKINNEY, Tex. — The North Texas Job Corps Center squats behind a chain-link fence here in a suburb north of Dallas, accessible only through a gate manned 24 hours a day by guards hired to keep out intruders — and to keep in the center’s 436 students. “It’s a little bit like prison,” said Donnell Strange, 17, who joined the electrical apprenticeship program about six months ago after struggling in school back home in Mansfield, near Dallas. This is not what the founders of a flagship federal program with a $1.7 billion annual budget — an iconic Great Society program meant to prepare impoverished young people for the work force — had in mind. Started in 1964 by R. Sargent Shriver, President John F. Kennedy’s … [Read more...] about $1.7 Billion Federal Job Training Program Is ‘Failing the Students’
Samantha Schmidt, The Washington Post Published 2:14 am PDT, Friday, August 17, 2018 Jason Gaebel and Kwame Anderson don't usually cross the bridge over Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn. But this Wednesday morning, for no reason in particular, the beer deliverymen decided to take a different route, they told local news stations. After dropping off a shipment of beer at a sports bar nearby, Gaebel steered the truck onto the bridge, crossing over the busy highway below. Then, they spotted a man standing on the bridge's ledge on the other side of the fence. "Bro, you alright?" Gaebel, the driver of the beer truck, shouted out the window, as Anderson filmed on his phone. "Come on this side, bro." Facing them, the man on the ledge responded that he was going to take his own life. Anderson cut the video, and called 911. The dispatcher told him to hold off until police arrived, but Anderson couldn't stand the wait. "I'm thinking it's either I help this guy or he's going to … [Read more...] about Beer deliverymen talk man out of jumping off bridge by offering him a 12-pack of Coors Light