By Cat Brooks In 2014, I was appointed to the Board of Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY). This body manages City monies that support organizations serving Oakland’s young people.
This country has made remarkable progress on civil rights over our history. We’ve moved from slavery to segregation to equal rights under the law. African-Americans have gained the right to vote, the right to equal [...]
By Supt. Antwan Wilson Last week this paper ran a story entitled “Oakland Schools in Turmoil as District Threatens to Remove 17 Principals.” This is completely false, and this number was not confirmed [...]
Por Congresista Barbara Lee Cuando las empresas deciden pagarle menos a las mujeres, las ponen en desventaja por el resto de su carrera profesional. La discriminación salarial es la causa de que muchas [...]
On April 4, we celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King even as we marked the 48th anniversary of his assassination. On April 5, voters will go to the polls in the Wisconsin primaries, [...]
When we reflect on the deadlock between President Obama and the US Senate about the replacement of Antonin Scalia and the heated rhetoric of refusal to even consider interviewing Judge Merrick Garland, a moderate, we [...]
When I walked inside the Alameda County Juvenile Hall, I was shocked. I had spent time in juvenile hall as a teen in Los Angeles nearly 35 years ago. The metal and concrete structure [...]
By Lynette Gibson [...]
Many probate judges are apathetic and have abandoned their sacred duty to protect vulnerable elders and families seeking fair distribution of assets upon the demise of a loved one.
President Obama’s historic trip to Havana, Cuba — the first American president to visit since Calvin Coolidge in 1928 — opens the door to a new era in relations not only with Cuba, but also [...]