By Harry Brill On Oct. 1, the Berkeley minimum wage increased to $11 an hour. But unfortunately, for the majority of workers the raise is fictional. The City of Berkeley has notified the [...]
When the founders wrote the Constitution, Blacks were considered three-fifths human. In a compromise at the constitutional convention, the Constitution was written to allow slave states to count each slave as three-fifths of a [...]
By Patrisse Cullors, reprinted from Huffington Post Last weekend, we learned with further certainty what we have long known to be true: Black and brown families will not be granted justice by law enforcement.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic candidate for president, shocked people when he noted that 51 percent of African-Americans aged 17 through 20 who have graduated high school or dropped out of high school are [...]
By Lynda Carson In a celebration of the privatization of our public housing, which threatens the poor, elderly and disabled with displacement from their housing, on Oct. 14, Mayor Ed Lee was joined by [...]
By Lee Ragin, Jr. When it comes to equal opportunity for women and people of color, one would think that in a state as liberal as California, they would be well represented in the [...]
By Margaretta Lin In the tradition of Dr. King, Pastor Agee of Pastors of Oakland and Reverend Buford of Allen Temple remind us that housing is a human right guaranteed under international covenants. It [...]
Each Monday in Chicago, we gird ourselves for the most recent score. Not on how well the Bears, Bulls or Blackhawks, Cubs or White Sox have fared, but on how many new victims of guns [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee is among the labor and political leaders who are raising concerns about impact to American workers and jobs of the proposed international trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
How did I end up in prison? That’s the age-old question that I and nearly every other inmate, regardless of race, culture or religion, has reflected upon.