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 [...]
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), and Children Now have announced legislation aimed at improving the mental health of children who have experienced childhood trauma, including abuse, neglect, and community violence.
By Hina Shamsi, Director, ACLU National Security Project A settlement in the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenge to NYPD surveillance of New York Muslims has been announced, heralding new safeguards to protect against [...]
After last month’s victory in getting the University of California system to sell nearly $30 million in private prison holdings, the Afrikan Black Coalition (ABC) is now demanding Wells Fargo do the same. <
By Ben Allen For decades, if someone on Medicaid wanted to get treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, they almost always had to rely solely on money from state and local sources.
By Alyza Katrina C. Torres, Latin Post. Protesters from a pro-immigrant rights coalition group last Friday held a rally in New York City airing their grievances against the recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) [...]
By Lauren Burke, NBC News Alicia Garza, one of the three female founders of Black Lives Matter, will be the guest of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) at President Obama’s last State of the Union [...]
By Arthur Delaney, Huffington Post Days after Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) apologized for toxic tap water in the city of Flint and accepted the resignations of multiple state officials, the U.S. Justice Department [...]
City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney will ask the city council’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee next Tuesday to approve a resolution to designate the downtown 14th Street corridor as the Black Arts Movement [...]
A newly formed group of local pastors made a powerful appearance before the Oakland City Council Tuesday evening, Dec. 8, to speak out in favor of a maritime project that will bring long-awaited jobs and [...]