In 2007 Richmond California was ranked America’s ninth most dangerous city. In 2013 Richmond was ranked America’s 69th dangerous city. Homicide rates are dropping nationally, but not steep enough. The homicide crisis in the black [...]
Mayoral candidate and City Council President Pro-Tem Rebecca Kaplan today announced a proposal to require the city to hire more Oakland residents to work as officers at the Oakland Police Department.
When a major disaster strikes, citizens need to trust that government agencies will be there to help when it’s needed most. That’s one of the reasons why the theme of this year’s National Preparedness Month [...]
Over 150 people gathered at Salute’s Restaurant on Thursday, August 27th for a reception hosted by Black American Political Action Committee of Contra Costa County (BAPAC), Richmond Police Officers Association (RPOA) Richmond Firefighters Local 188, [...]
In 2013, police killed 400 people in the United States. Most died with barely a blip on the world’s screen. Michael Brown’s death was not unique. He was African American, young, male – and unarmed.
At a press conference on Aug. 26 at Sojourner Truth United Church in Richmond, Oakland Civil Rights Attorney Pamela Price and a panel of four – Registered Nurse Maria Sahagun, Dr. Otis E. Rounds, Dr. [...]
The Post sent questions this week to the City Administrator focusing on the commitments of the city and its agent to giving local businesses a home at the $1.2 billion Oakland Army Base development.
An open letter from the head of the Oakland police officers’ union criticizing city leaders for their handling of recent protests is raising questions about how officers will ensure public safety while at the same [...]
City workers were shocked his week when they discovered a noose hanging from a Black worker’s truck. According to city carpenters, they found the noose Wednesday after working overtime. The noose was hanging on a [...]
A coalition of police accountability activists is considering its next steps, while still smarting from city council members’ refusal to place a community-backed measure on the November ballot to create a police oversight commission.