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 [...]
By Gerard A. Turner In any society there are few things as powerful as community. Even for those elements who would seek to control a community, there is no foothold without the consent, knowing [...]
By Brittany Chambers, MPH, CHES Despite the decline of adolescent pregnancy rates in Alameda County, it remains an issue among youth of color and those from disadvantaged communities.
By Dr. Elñora Tena Webb Hopefully, like a growing number of folks, you’ve heard about “Concurrent Enrollment.” It’s an opportunity provided to California’s youth that encourages them to enroll in their local community [...]
This year in the NBA playoffs, LeBron James silenced all the chatterers who questioned his legacy. He put his team, decimated by injuries, on his back and willed them to the NBA finals.
The news this weekend that Julian Bond passed away at 75 saddened me deeply. America has lost a true and still vital champion for justice. President Barack Obama, hailing Bond as a hero [...]
By Yael Levin, UCLA BRITE Center Studies show that racial and ethnic minorities in the United States often experience more sleep problems compared to whites, which poses a risk especially for individuals over [...]
After three days of peaceful demonstrations marking the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo., yet another African-American man was shot by police there. &