By President Barack Obama, The Washington Post In 2010, a 16-year-old named Kalief Browder from the Bronx was accused of stealing a backpack. He was sent to Rikers Island to await trial, where he [...]
By Roseann Torres As a Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education member for the past three years representing District 5, I have remained committed to the basic reason I ran for the [...]
By Bankole Thompson, Ebony and other sources President Barack Obama was in the Motor City on Wednesday for the the 2016 North American International Auto Show where he touted his administration’s successful rescue of [...]
Qilombo Community Center of the Afrikatown and McClymonds district has teamed up with local Oakland artist and photographer Danté-Alexander to launch a monthly Art Showcase & Gallery on First Fridays.
Two whistleblowing teachers at the Oakland Charter Academy, part of the Amethod Public Schools network, are alleging that they were fired without notice on the last day before Christmas vacation after they complained that the [...]
When the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited the Oakland Auditorium Dec. 28, 1962 before a 7,000-plus crowd, the themes of his famous March on Washington speech were tested.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), and Children Now have announced legislation aimed at improving the mental health of children who have experienced childhood trauma, including abuse, neglect, and community violence.
By Paul Rockwell Forty-nine years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech that changed my life. I was a student at Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 1967, during the [...]
Author Jack London’s Black roots were celebrated during his birthday party in Jack London Square by the performers who presented the Post newspaper front-page tribute to Jack London and Jennie Prentiss. <
The Coalition for Police Accountability (CPA), a group of community organizations whose mission is to place a Police Commission on the November 2016 ballot, is holding a creative fundraising event to place the initiative on [...]