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School Board member Jumoke Hinton-Hodge

OP-ED: Castlemont, Fremont, and McClymonds Don’t Need to be Charters

By Jumoke Hinton Hodge, District 3 Oakland School Board Member The Oakland Post headline was shocking to say the least. There is nothing written or recorded stating schools would be turned over to charters in [...]
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OP-ED: Reagan said, “Republicans and Democrats should live up to the commandments King lived by.”

“Dr. King had awakened something strong and true, a sense that true justice must be colorblind, and that among white and Black Americans, as he put it, ‘Their destiny is tied up with our destiny, [...]
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OP-ED: Thousands of African-Americans Jailed by Void Restraining Orders

By Conrad Baldwin Did California’s courts issue thousands of void and unenforceable restraining orders between 1999 and 2007? Did those void orders cause the false arrest and jailing of thousands of young African-American men, many [...]

OP-ED: Let Us Resolve to Be Forever Free “Cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right.” - Oprah Winfrey

I offer my New Year’s resolution – for Black America to be resolved to address the ills of the community. Let us finally confront the reality of unemployment and underemployment. Let us acknowledge the reality [...]
Council President Lynette McElhaney and Council President Pro Tem Larry Reid convened the Special Council Hearing on Jan. 24.

Council President McElhaney Responds to Criticisms

By Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Oakland City Council President The East Bay Express (EBX) has been investigating me for the last nine months – digging into my personal life, my work in Richmond and on the [...]