By Cornell William Brooks, President/CEO, NAACP How many more lives of unarmed Black men and women, tragically and senselessly killed by police, will our nation have to mourn before our country moves to fix [...]
By James Moore Jr. As a second-generation Oakland native, I have fond memories from my youth of the Oakland Auditorium, now called the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, attending Big Time Wrestling, Bay Bombers [...]
By Richard Wembe Johnson, Folsom Prison Having never had the influence or semblance of a father figure in the household as a youth, I like many others would seek out other sources of fatherly [...]
By Richard Wembe Johnson, Folsom Prison The obvious misconduct and negligence of the Baltimore police in the death of Freddie Gray sparked community responses of “enough already” in that historic city and other similarly [...]
By Richard Wembe Johnson, Folsom Prison It’s time that people stop with the veiled innuendos and a subtle jab toward each other’s professed religions. Not only is it irresponsible and disrespectful, it is dangerous.
By Omar de la Cruz Having spent my entire life in Oakland, I know the many faces and channels of the city. As a resident of the Fruitvale district, there is no bigger channel [...]
By Yahya Munsar, winner of the John George Award “Black Lives Matter” – we’ve heard it many times, but what does it actually mean?
Los Angeles just voted to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. The nation’s second-biggest city joins Seattle, San Francisco and little Emeryville, Calif., in forging the way to a decent minimum. [...]
By Aminah Cherry, MD According to various reports, depression affects 1 in 10 people throughout the United States. This condition, and other diseases affecting mental health affect women and low-income individuals at a higher rate [...]
By Umair Vaid Assembly Bill 420 was signed on September 27, 2014 by Governor Jerry Brown, making California the first state in the nation to enact a law that limits pupil suspensions and eliminates [...]