By Denise Deluca, OCCUR, Program Manager At OCCUR we believe that all individuals should have the opportunity to live healthy lives regardless of their race, income, zip code or level of education, and that having [...]
By Charles Cole Recently, the NAACP called for a moratorium on charter schools, which would deal a blow to African-American families and their right to school choice. There are a lot of families that [...]
A panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rebuked the North Carolina legislature for acting with “discriminatory intent” in passing restrictions on the right to vote that “target African-Americans with almost surgical precision.” [...]
By Mshinda Nyofu U.S. Congressman Steven A. King (R-IA), speaking recently on MSNBC segment, disparaged the historic contributions of non-Europeans. He said: “I’d ask you to go back through history and figure [...]
(Bernie Sanders wrote this guest column in opposition to the sugar tax that was recently passed by Philadelphia’s city council.) I applaud Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney for introducing a plan to provide universal preschool [...]
By Ann Berlak This year, more than a quarter of Oakland’s 49,000 students are attending one of its nearly 40 charter schools, far more per capita than anywhere else in the state.
Dear Mr. Kalanick, When President Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Jan. 12, he said, “Today, technology doesn’t just replace jobs on the assembly line, but any job where work can [...]
By Kay Kay Amamgbo Over the past few years, the people of Oakland have witnessed a total resurgence of our city. Our community has experienced an amazing business and economic revitalization.
For those of you who think we live in a world of equality let me explain why we must have “The Talk” with our African American youth. &
By Congresswoman Barbara Lee Since taking the oath of office, President Obama has achieved a lot, at home and abroad. He brought our economy back from the brink of a great depression, reduced [...]