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 [...]
The basic story of the poisoning of the children of Flint, Mich., through the water they drink is now pretty well known, but as more details come out, it keeps getting worse.
By James E Vann Oakland’s present rental and affordable housing crisis — which is particularly catastrophic for renters [...]
By Dante J. James The City of Oakland created the Department of Race and Equity in 2015, reflecting the city’s recognition and acknowledgment that racial disparities exist—they are systemic—and it is time to [...]
By Jacquelyn M. Williams DDS Do Black lives matter? If you are reading this then you probably are thinking that you already know this – that I am preaching to the choir.
By Jorge Lerma A disturbing new video has surfaced showing security guards at Fremont High in Oakland roughing up and handcuffing a student in the school’s [...]
By President Barack Obama, The Washington Post In 2010, a 16-year-old named Kalief Browder from the Bronx was accused of stealing a backpack. He was sent to Rikers Island to await trial, where he [...]