By Quiana Lewis (Quiana Lewis joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2014 as a program associate, working to build a Culture of Health by helping people attain stable, affordable health coverage.)
The stirring film “Selma” ends with Dr. King leading civil rights marchers across the bridge and to passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It will help a new generation of Americans appreciate that [...]
By Michael D. Bell, M.D. On Christmas Day, I started my shift at Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Emergency department and suddenly I heard trauma stat full 1 and 2.
By Richard Johnson, Soledad State Prison Even though we find ourselves locked down it doesn’t mean that we should negate our responsibility as parents, if anything it should be a resounding call for us to [...]
The federal government is discussing how many standardized tests they will require of school districts, and how they will use tests to judge teachers and students.
By Troy Williams The most difficult part about doing time in prison is not living in a 4-foot-by-9-foot cage. It’s not having to live in that cage with another man. It’s not the constant [...]
By Richard Johnson, Folsom State Prison Prison – by its very nature – is designed to sever family bonds and destroy the dynamic unity that is an integral component of family cohesion necessary for [...]
This commentary was submitted by Michael McCauley, Consumers Union; Bruce Mirken & Paul Goodman, Greenlining Institute; Tracy Rosenberg, Media Alliance; Mindy Spatt, TURN; and, Sarah Swanbeck, Common Cause.
By Richard Johnson, Folsom State Prison What has kept me optimistically hopeful is my belief in God, not man. I truly believe that He never puts too much on our plates for us [...]
By Jumoke Hinton Hodge, District 3 Oakland School Board Member The Oakland Post headline was shocking to say the least. There is nothing written or recorded stating schools would be turned over to charters in [...]