“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” ~ Nelson Mandela At the time of my writing of this article I anxiously await the [...]
When Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf gave the Post/El Mundo News Group an exclusive interview Thursday pledging to involve and “include robust community participation” around jobs and minority participation in development projects, especially in East Oakland, I [...]
The year is 2014 and our Nation is still struggling with systematic oppression and racial disparity. The systems that persist span across several aspects of life that is inclusive of education. Those impacted and removed [...]
“ A Democratic ticket is the clear ticket that we should be voting on, regardless of who said what or did this – that shouldn’t even come into the equation.” ~ First Lady Michelle [...]
Libby Shaaf was elected as Oakland’s new moderate mayor because she offered reasonable substantive, practical solutions to many problems facing Oakland, rather than sniping at her opponents.
“The only two that have been willing to freely sacrifice their life for us is Jesus Christ and a soldier” ~ anonymous General William T. Sherman’s famous quote that “war is hell” is not debatable. [...]
Tuesday is Election Day and it is time to vote. If you fail to show up, your vote still counts, but in support of those you oppose.
By Walter Riley and Anne Weills Many of the mayoral candidates are contributing to widespread apathy about the upcoming election by refusing to say anything important about the issues facing Oakland.
By Max Anderson QUESTION: Big Soda is spending millions of dollars to defeat Measure D. What is your personal connection to this issue? Long before Big Soda decided to lay siege to any community [...]
The existing Citizens Police Review Board and Community Policing Advisory Board are under the authority of the City Administrator.This past June the Coalition for Police Accountability, of which I am a member, proposed a ballot [...]