Instead of following the court mandates to reduce prison overcrowding, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a new law – the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016.
By Troy Williams With all the news in mainstream media about the dangers of so many men returning home from prison, you would think that it would not be hard to find success stories.
By Kitty Kelly Epstein There is an emergency in Oakland. The policies that prevail in Oakland City Hall are going to drive most of us out of Oakland, unless we stand up.
By Sue Pon For the first time in many years, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is expanding our Adult & Career Education offerings
By Boku Kodama The Post Newspaper last week featured two bold writers who I commend for their insights and call to action. Too often in Oakland we hear a lot of rhetoric and [...]
By Cephus ‘Uncle Bobby’ Johnson, On Jan. 1, 2009 at 2:11 a.m. on the Fruitvale Bart Station platform, my life was drastically changed forever. Bart Police Officer Johannes Mehserle upholstered and shot his SIG [...]
For the residents of Flint, Mich., the water crisis continues. Their governor and President Obama have declared states of emergency. Congress is holding hearings. Presidential candidates are doing tours and debates. Free filters are [...]
By James Vann Part II Oakland’s present catastrophic rental and affordable housing crisis, which monthly disrupts 1,000 long-established households through evictions, displacement, foreclosures, and destruction of neighborhoods, is not new. <
By Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Since the Republican presidential front-runner announced after San Bernardino that he would close America’s borders to Muslims, a debate has ensued about what “radicalization” [...]
By Gloria Lee If you ask any Oakland parent what kind of public school they want for their child, they will tell you: a safe school, where their child is known well and nurtured [...]