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Alive & Free in East Palo Alto

The City of East Palo Alto Alive & Free presented a Proclamation to Alive & Free on October 3, 2017. “There have been zero homicides this past year, and I think one of the things that we can attribute that to is our community policing effort over the last 15-17 years. There has been a…

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A Conversation w/ Shaun Livingston of the Golden State Warriors

    Dr. Marshall sits down with Golden State Warrior Shaun Livingston, who shares what it was like growing up in his hometown of Peoria, Illinois. “I think every kid goes through the challenges of wanting to be accepted, peer pressure (that’s probably the number one thing), learning to be confident and finding that confidence and…

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Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free Win the 2017 California Prize

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free have been awarded the 2017 California Prize for Service and the Common Good! The California Prize is USF’s way of rewarding, honoring, and celebrating the work of those who share our commitment to create a more just, sustainable, and humane world. Past honorees include Salesforce.org, Daniel Lurie, and the…

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The Crisis of Police Violence

  At Alive & Free, we don’t just hope our young people stay safe, we work unflaggingly to make it so — teaching them to make safe choices and follow the path away from violence. Typically, this has been a discussion about community violence. At this moment, however, our community must also reckon with another…

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Alive & Free Street Soldiers Radio Town Hall

Police and community relations–how do we make it better? We dive into this topic on Street Soldiers Radio Sunday night during a LIVE town hall discussion including the following panelists:  Allwyn Brown, Chief of Police Richmond Capt. Ersie Joyner, Oakland PD Jennifer Tejada, Chief of Police Emeryville Toney Chaplin, Interim Chief of Police San Francisco Over…

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A Tribute to Dads: Why Our Kids and Our Communities Need Them

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. I just want to say thank you for being a father to your child. You’re doing the most important job of all. There’s nothing better than a good dad. This is Father’s Day and it’s our time to say, “Thanks!” Having grown up with my dad,…

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Domestic Violence Is Worse Than You Think–And It Has to Stop!

Featured on the Huffington Post: The following conservation took place on the April 10 broadcast of Street Soldiers, a live call-in radio show hosted every Sunday night in the San Francisco Bay Area on KMEL 106.1. Co-hosts Dr. Marshall and Lady Estell discussed domestic violence with Executive Director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center Cherri…

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Why I Love Black History Month–and How To Do It Better

Featured on the Huffington Post I love Black History Month. I just believe we can do it better. At the beginning of February last year I had a long talk with the young people at my youth program Alive & Free to find out what they knew about Black History. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t very much.…

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