On Friday, the Confederate battle flag came down on the South Carolina Statehouse grounds. This symbolic, long overdue gesture has significant meaning. The flag celebrated the sedition, slavery and secession of the Civil War.
Oakland attorney Dan Siegel has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of prisoners held indefinitely in solitary confinement at San Quentin State Prison’s Adjustment Center, demanding an end to what they consider to be [...]
Former East Bay Assemblymember Sandré Swanson recently announced that he has received the endorsement of Senator Loni Hancock in his bid to succeed Hancock in the 9th Senate District.
A recent Field poll indicates that 65 percent of Californians support Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory 25 percent reduction of water use in urban areas. At the same time, seven out of 10 homeowners say that [...]
The Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) has released a report titled a “Path Not Found” that chronicles the lack of computer classes available to lower-income students and students of color in California high schools.
By Umair Vaid Assembly Bill 420 was signed on September 27, 2014 by Governor Jerry Brown, making California the first state in the nation to enact a law that limits pupil suspensions and eliminates [...]
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced steps to address the pervasive issue of campus sexual assault on California’s college campuses. Joined by University of California President Janet Napolitano, law enforcement leaders and victim [...]
More Californians than ever before have health insurance, but coverage isn’t care, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has magnified the deep racial, ethnic and cultural disparities in accessing quality health care in California. <
“Jack London” George Rowan, Jr. recently gave a piano and vocal performance at the April 14 meeting of the California High Speed Rail Authority in support of California’s Bullet Train, which is planned to run [...]
On April 15, Black Women Organized for Political Action and the Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment (BWOPA/TILE) introduced over 100 attendees to the halls where California legislation is created.