By Anh Le Veterans Day is a time to reflect on the tragedy of war. We remember how certain wars, started and waged by our own government and elected officials, have been borne [...]
Paul Robeson. Muhammad Ali. Bill Russell. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Jim Brown. Curt Flood. Hank Aaron. The “Black 14” at the University of Wyoming. The St. Louis Rams. Michael Sam. Tommy Smith and John Carlos, black-gloved fists [...]
By Carroll Fife The Oakland Alliance convened a meeting Saturday, Nov. 7 of over 100 people representing more than 30 organizations to plan for the 2016 Oakland elections.
By Hunter Cutting, Huffington Post In the United States the saying goes that politicians often lead from the rear. Our elected “leaders” actually follow the crowd more often than they lead, charting their course [...]
We won the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at Selma, combining the power of a principled mass movement led by Dr. King and a compassionate president who did the right thing despite the heavy political [...]
By Pamela Hall, ACCE State Board Member In November this year, the city of Oakland will be considering passing an impact fee, a one-time fee imposed on developers that ensures private developers pay their [...]
San Franciscans are celebrating Aaron Peskin’s victory in the District 3 Supervisor’s race, in San Francisco, and they have spoken clearly and loudly. We will NOT sell our souls nor the future of our city [...]
Across the country, parents have been in revolt against high-stakes standardized testing, with kids tested over and over again while creativity is cut out of classroom curricula.
By Beatrice Sanchez It’s been three years since I lost the most important person in my life. My mother passed away from congestive heart failure in a nursing home in Oakland. She [...]
By Len Raphael By now, every Oakland homeowner should have received their property tax bill. There are several items in small print to look at because they could save them from $95 to $410 [...]