By Margaretta Lin The international peace leader Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us to write love letters to our elected officials. My mother taught her children that a true friend tells you what you [...]
By Barbara Parker, Oakland City Attorney Once again, all of us are trying to process news of yet another mass shooting, this time in Roseburg, Oregon. Another heavily armed, angry and likely deranged [...]
By LaCresia Hawkins, REACH Program Coordinator According to scripture, we must consider our bodies as “temples of the Holy Spirit,” which we have been tasked to manage throughout our lives.
I am thankful to Pope Francis for speaking out in favor of justice, and lifting up of the oppressed. During his recent visit to the United States, Pope Francis, by his words and his [...]
Longshore workers and marine clerks who have moved cargo at the Ports of Oakland and San Francisco since 1934 have rejected a developer’s plan to export coal through the former Oakland Army Base. International [...]
The City of Oakland is facing a serious affordable housing crisis, with numerous residents being displaced from their homes. We have a hearing scheduled on the housing crisis on Sept. 30, 5:30 p.m., at [...]
The historic visit by Pope Francis to the United States this week has stirred waves of enthusiasm in communities across the country and controversy among the nation’s economic and political leaders. <
By Dr. Washington Burns As an Oakland resident who has dedicated my life to advancing the community, particularly public health issues such as asthma, I am proud to support the Oakland Global Trade and Logistics [...]
By Anh Lê A hate crime against an African American church occurred right here in San Francisco’s Bayview District when St. Paul Tabernacle Baptist Church was vandalized late last month.
This week, the independent commission convened by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon in the wake of the Michael Brown Jr. killing in Ferguson, Mo., released its report: “Forward through Ferguson: A Path toward Racial Equality.”