On Sunday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and I sat down at a Post Salon to discuss overcoming barriers for the formerly incarcerated to vote and find jobs.
Upon my arrival from Folsom back to the San Quentin State Prison where I had spent some time as a youth, I realized that there are some remarkable and astonishing changes occurring.
By Erica Terry Derryck, Office of the Mayor The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY) was created by a citizen-led initiative passed by voters in 1996 and then reauthorized in 2009. [...]
“The community’s lack of trust in CPD (Chicago Police Department) is justified,” so concluded the blistering, in-depth report of the Police Accountability Task Force, set up by Mayor Rahm Emanual after the uproar surrounding the [...]
There are a number of new educational research findings that are important for teachers and parents to consider. Especially significant are four new studies: the importance of ethnic studies in student performance, the negative [...]
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, [...]