Federal Judge Claudia Wilken this week approved the final agreement to end indefinite solitary confinement in California calling the settlement humane, innovative and fair. Prisoners celebrated Tuesday’s settlement agreement, whose terms were agreed on [...]
David G. Savage, L.A. Times The Supreme Court opened the door Monday to possible parole for hundreds of aging prisoners across the nation who are serving life terms for homicides committed when they were [...]
The Coalition for Police Accountability is hosting a town hall meeting to discuss recent interactions between residents and the Oakland Police Department (OPD). The meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. to [...]
By Casey Tolan, Fusion While the state government mobilizes a massive response to the water crisis in Flint, handing out bottled water and filters to residents affected by lead-contaminated tap water, undocumented residents here [...]
By Anh Do, L.A. Times Anaheim Supt. Michael Matsuda has a special connection the district and its homeless students
Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) invites highly motivated young women who are passionate about making a difference in their communities to apply for its Dezie Woods Jones (DWJ) Public Policy Fellowship program.
“Contrary to the big promises, the proposed new coal terminal will not produce jobs for members of the community,” according to organizers of a community meeting to oppose building the West Oakland coal
Pretty much everyone in Oakland recognizes that commercial and residential rents are running out of control, and longtime residents are being forced out of the city at alarming rates.
By Bankole Thompson, Ebony and other sources President Barack Obama was in the Motor City on Wednesday for the the 2016 North American International Auto Show where he touted his administration’s successful rescue of [...]
By Manny Otiko/California Black Media Dr. Shirley Thornton, a retired educator and colonel in the United States Army Reserves, remembers reaching a “glass ceiling” when she tried to advance to a senior level position [...]