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San Quentin State Prison, located in Marin County, is California's only prison for men on death row. Photo courtesy of San Quentin News.

Lawsuits Challenge Solitary Confinement in State Prisons as “Inhumane and Degrading” The “solitary confinement regime…will bring you to the edge of madness,” says Justice Kennedy

Oakland attorney Dan Siegel has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of prisoners held indefinitely in solitary confinement at San Quentin State Prison’s Adjustment Center, demanding an end to what they consider to be [...]
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Brooks’ Victory for Oakland’s New Department of Race and Equity Community support for historic measure garnered council’s unanimous vote

After months of debate, the City Council unanimously voted this week to create a Department of Race and Equity to address systemic racism and inequality in the City of Oakland.
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Councilmembers Reluctantly Pass Stop Gap WIB Budget They say they want to revisit the budget by Sept. 30

City Councilmembers this week reluctantly approved a new Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) budget for 2015-2017 that will make drastic cuts in jobs and job training programs for youth and unemployed adults.
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City Council Set to Approve New Budget

As the Oakland City Council prepares to vote on the city budget for the next two years, Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Mayor Libby Schaaf are saying they are in basic agreement on spending [...]
Photographs of the nine victims killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. are held up by congregants during a prayer vigil at the the Metropolitan AME Church June 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Obama to Deliver Eulogy at Funeral Friday for Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston

By Post Staff and news reports   President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy Friday at Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s funeral in Charleston, South Carolina.   Pastor Pinckney was among the nine people shot and killed [...]
College Bound Brotherhood students. Photo by Joe L. Fisher, BAPAC.

College Bound Brotherhood Celebrates Success of Young Black Men

A group of nearly 200 young Black men stood before family, friends, and the community ready to embark on their next journey in life on June 9 at the College Bound Brotherhood Graduation at the [...]