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Jose Alejandre speaks at the Community Forum on Racial Justice on Aug. 18 at Brookins AME Church in Oakland. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Teen Leaders and Rep. Barbara Lee Say: “We Must Speak Up” for Racial Justice

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. “In order to improve race relations in America, we must [...]
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Fourth OPD Officer-Involved Death Since June

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. An Oakland police officer who had responded to a distress [...]
Ferguson Judge Donald McCullin

New Ferguson, Mo. Judge Throws Out Arrest Warrants Local activists say change in Oakland courts is long overdue

  A new municipal court judge in Ferguson, Mo. this week announced he was withdrawing all arrest warrants issued before Jan. 1, 2015, taking an action that should be duplicated and expanded by courts in [...]
Educators who spoke at last Sunday's Post Salon were (L to R) Dr. Kimberly Mayfield, Francisco Ortiz and Dr. Kitty Kelly Epstein. The event was held at Geoffrey's Inner Circle in downtown Oakland. Photo by Jaron Epstein.

The Joys and Struggles of Public School Teaching, Discussed at Post Salon 

  About 70 people attended the Post newspaper’s most recent Salon to discuss the joys of teaching in the public schools and the policy barriers facing U.S. education. 
Pastor Eric Butler

Shiloh’s 50th Jubilee Anniversary

  Shiloh Church will celebrate its 50th year Jubilee Anniversary with events on Sept. 4-6 at 3295 School St. in Oakland.   Shiloh will also commemorate 50 years of its outreach ministries around the world. [...]
Amelia Boynton Robinson. Photo: Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images.

Congressional Black Caucus Remembers Civil Rights Icon, Amelia Boynton Robinson

Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights activist and leader in the 1965 Bloody Sunday march who endured a brutal beating that day in Selma, died on Wednesday at the age of 104.
Jessica Gatewood, Richard Linyard's mother. Photos by Ken Epstein

OPD Releases Video Footage in Two Police-Involved Deaths

  In an unprecedented move, the Oakland Police Department this week released body camera evidence to some representatives of the media but not to the general public in two police-involved deaths, hoping to clear up [...]
Protesters block streets after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

State Bans Grand Juries in Police-Involved Deaths The ban is not a significant change to the pre-existing process, say civil rights experts

  Public reaction was enormously positive last week when California became the first state to ban the use of grand juries in police-involved killings, but civil rights experts say the change is not significant. Signed by [...]