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 [...]
By Darrel Carey Time and time again we see the game of economic unfairness and disparity play itself out, and generally affecting women and people of color.
By Supt. Antwan Wilson Here in the U.S., state government drives the majority of education funding and policy, so it is important to advocate in Sacramento for the needs of our community, schools, [...]
The following letter from Trish Gorham, Oakland Education Association president, was printed March 14 in the New York Times: “Oakland Is Flash Point in Billionaire’s Push for Charter Schools,” (front page, March 5) [...]
By Supt. Antwan Wilson The New York Times recently wrote an article about our efforts to improve public education: Oakland District at Heart of Drive to Transform Urban Schools. It has generated a [...]
Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan denounced Donald Trump for playing footsie with David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan, saying Republicans are “the party of Lincoln.”
By Kenneth Braswell (@fathersincorp) I said I wasn’t going to cry; yet, I did. Last night I waited with anxiety for the airing of Blackish. This ABC sitcom depicts, in a somewhat realistic yet comical [...]