I am a 56-year-old Black man who has read a total of five books in my life. I simply do not like reading books. Now before you get too excited, I have read the Holy [...]
A good pair of jeans, are a good pair of jeans. So why have I preferred Levi’s over other brands? I am all San Francisco and have viewed Levi Strauss & Co. the same way [...]
When the plane first touches down at the Liberia International Airport in Costa Rica, it’s hard not to notice the surrounding wildlife and intense landscape that is very much part of the way of life [...]
By Desley Brooks Oakland needs a comprehensive crime reduction plan that includes a crime gun reduction strategy. The sound of gunshots and their devastating aftermath is becoming far too common in our great city.
By Sallie Melendez Recently on his Face Book page, Congressman GK Butterfield informs us that $40 billion in cuts to federal nutrition programs are proposed. We already have a lack of access to healthcare…insurmountable obstacles [...]
President Obama spoke to the nation Tuesday night on Syria hoping to stem opposition that is rising both at home and abroad. Polls show the broad majority of Americans oppose getting further involved in Syria.
By Keith Carson California State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has developed a rational proposal that will end the stalemate between the federal government and the State of California over meeting the federal mandate [...]
“Read. Read any and everything. Newspapers. Billboards. Dictionaries and comic books. And write. Write your thoughts and ideas about what the words mean because it gives you the intellectual discipline.”
By Gerald Lenoir On Aug. 28, 1963, at 15 years old, I watched the television screen intently as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom unfolded. With over 250,000 people assembled, it was, at [...]
We must deem Oakland “too important to fail” and take immediate action to restore order in our City This past weekend, 12 people were shot in Oakland. The reverberations from these horrifying acts are sending [...]