African American churches in West Oakland are responding to a neighbor’s complaints to police that worshipers at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church are being too loud. Elder Ron Rosson, a minister at Pleasant Grove, [...]
The Fleet Week 2015 committee hosted a Veterans Employment Seminar at the Marines’ Memorial Club in San Francisco. The Veterans Summit, an all-day program, included panels focused on employment issues and discussed the [...]
By Sharee Silerio, The Root They were tragedies caught on video. Almost a year ago, Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy, was shot and killed by Cleveland police officers within two seconds of the [...]
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) added a new Monthly Reports page to its website. The Monthly Reports page includes the Use of Force Report (force used by officers is reported here); the Staffing [...]
City Attorney Barbara J. Parker filed a federal lawsuit against Wells Fargo recently to recover damages caused by the Well Fargo’s Banks widespread predatory and discriminatory lending practices.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris this week announced that the California Department of Justice has been awarded over $2 millions in federal grants to fight gang activity and the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine throughout [...]
The African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) is holding two grand openings and a forum celebrating Black community self-determination. APEDF is finishing the renovations at the Uhuru House community center and opening it [...]
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan this week announced plans to dramatically reduce incarceration for nonviolent offenses and announced efforts to reform school discipline policies and the criminal justice system.
By Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root Texas mom Roni Dean-Burren took to YouTube recently to call out book publishing giant McGraw-Hill after she opened her son’s World Geography textbook and noticed a slight [...]
By Veronica Rocha, LA Times, and News Sources A video showing four Stockton police officers tackling a Black 16-year-old boy to the ground for allegedly jaywalking has drawn public outrage and concerns about excessive [...]