A tree cannot withstand the storms if its roots are weak. A building will not stand without a strong foundation. An economy will not prosper if the people do not share in its rewards.
By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Courtesy of the Washington Post Ernest Hemingway once said that courage was “grace under pressure.” Two presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, have recently tested this proposition. And how each [...]
By Shaun King, Daily Kos This past week in Houston, Texas a white police officer, Darren Goforth, was fatally shot and killed by a Black man with a lengthy and violent criminal history. It [...]
By Troy Williams After reading articles written by Richard Johnson (in the Post newspaper), watching the impact of violence on communities across America, the release of hundreds of formerly incarcerated men, and having several online [...]
This has been insurgent summer in presidential politics. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have soared. They are raising issues that politicians in both parties can no longer duck.
We’re kind of stuck in a rut in U.S. schools. A lot of our kids are not very happy at school. And a lot of U.S. schools opened last week without enough teachers. <
By Jesse Douglas Allen Taylor If you live in or visit Oakland neighborhoods like the Elmhurst District—what folks refer to as “Deep East Oakland”—you’re used to police helicopters hovering in the general airspace above [...]
A real disaster for Oakland, that we cannot let happen, is the loss of one of our most important community partners: CARD – Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters.
By Ron San Miguel The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States affirms that: “We the People of the United Sates, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure [...]
By Sue Piper Ever since the 1991 firestorm, I have dedicated my volunteer activities to emergency preparedness. I am asking people to support of one important emergency preparedness organization–––Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters, better [...]