By Arnold Perkins One in two African American and Latino children are predicted to get type 2 diabetes in their lifetime (compared to one in three children overall).
By Dan Siegel Oakland desperately needs new leadership on the Board of Education. The current board has failed to demonstrate the leadership necessary to rescue our failing schools and refuses to challenge a district [...]
In this technological society, we have gotten away from the basics. “When people say the system isn’t working don’t believe them, it is working because it’s been designed to do just what it’s doing. [...]
The following is an open letter describing the platform of the African American Latino Action Alliance (AALAA) for the 2016 election cycle: We are African, Indigenous and Latino men organized to improve mental, economic [...]
By Denise Deluca, OCCUR, Program Manager At OCCUR we believe that all individuals should have the opportunity to live healthy lives regardless of their race, income, zip code or level of education, and that having [...]
By Charles Cole Recently, the NAACP called for a moratorium on charter schools, which would deal a blow to African-American families and their right to school choice. There are a lot of families that [...]
A panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rebuked the North Carolina legislature for acting with “discriminatory intent” in passing restrictions on the right to vote that “target African-Americans with almost surgical precision.” [...]
By Mshinda Nyofu U.S. Congressman Steven A. King (R-IA), speaking recently on MSNBC segment, disparaged the historic contributions of non-Europeans. He said: “I’d ask you to go back through history and figure [...]
(Bernie Sanders wrote this guest column in opposition to the sugar tax that was recently passed by Philadelphia’s city council.) I applaud Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney for introducing a plan to provide universal preschool [...]
By Ann Berlak This year, more than a quarter of Oakland’s 49,000 students are attending one of its nearly 40 charter schools, far more per capita than anywhere else in the state.