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.
Dear Mr. Kalanick, When President Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Jan. 12, he said, “Today, technology doesn’t just replace jobs on the assembly line, but any job where work can [...]
By Kay Kay Amamgbo Over the past few years, the people of Oakland have witnessed a total resurgence of our city. Our community has experienced an amazing business and economic revitalization.
For those of you who think we live in a world of equality let me explain why we must have “The Talk” with our African American youth. &
By Congresswoman Barbara Lee Since taking the oath of office, President Obama has achieved a lot, at home and abroad. He brought our economy back from the brink of a great depression, reduced [...]
By Cat Brooks Black women carry so much. We tend to our homes and our children. We work long hours and multiple jobs to keep the lights on. We ensure our husbands and lovers [...]
By Orson Aguilar, President, Greenlining Institute Uber is a disruptive force and Oakland is a disruptive city, but for innovation to occur, disruption must be coupled with new and better ways to address the [...]
By Pastor Gerald Agee, Andy Nelson and Elena Serrano, The Oakland City Council will vote July 19 an unprecedented $600 million Infrastructure bond, allocating $350 million for street and sidewalk improvements, $150 million for [...]