In Chicago, “too many people continue to be incarcerated pre-trial, for far too long,” and “unjust incarceration of the mentally ill and poor remains at a crisis point.”
When I was a youth, I heard stories about the rites of passage in connection with prison life and how one’s manhood was tested on a daily basis. These stories told of how one had [...]
This week we celebrate Christmas — the mass celebrating the birth of Jesus the Christ — the Messenger. Across a country shaken by terrorism, the stores are festooned with lights, music fills the air and, [...]
Leaders provide vision. They help people understand where they are, how they got there and what they must do to go forward. They help calm nerves and strengthen courage.
Por Ali Omoomy Periódicamente, como consumidor, usted se enfrenta a la cuestión de si debe arrendar o comprar un coche. En este clima económico, cada fabricante y distribuidor tiene la esperanza que usted [...]
By Ali Omoomy Periodically, as a consumer, you are faced with the question of whether you should lease or buy a car. In this economic climate, every manufacturer and dealer is hoping you [...]
By Troy Williams After spending 18 years in prison, I returned, a freed man. I was asked to be one of the speakers at an event for a national podcast called “Life of the [...]
By Nancy Skinner Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has joined 10 US Mayors at the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Summit, which is currently underway in Paris. An organization called ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (which is [...]
By Patrick Walsh Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) recently published its annual “Enrollment Options Guide,” which was intended to be a resource for local families. However, the publication contained numerous errors and excluded [...]
By Ismael F. Armendariz, Jr. Over the past week there has been a lot of discussion about the ways in which charter schools serve students with learning differences.