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.
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 [...]
Civil Rights Attorney Pamela Price is running for California State Assembly in the 15th Assembly District which includes Northern Alameda County and Western Contra Costa County. Cities of the 15th Assembly District include Albany, Berkeley, [...]
From porters to postal carriers, teachers to truck drivers, Oakland is a city built by hardworking men and women who have fought – not only for their own success – but also for the respectful [...]
America’s gun culture costs lives and feeds our fears. Consider the most recent injustice in Florida, the verdict in the Michael Dunn case, and the most recent news about America’s “guard labor.” In Jacksonville, Fla., [...]
Well-known Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris, who has gained a national reputation for representing, victims of police abuse, spoke recently to local students and educators about the persistent and systemic injustices that young Black [...]
By Rev. Willie A. Douglas, Civil Rights & Social Justice Advocate The Civil Rights Movement was never intended to be a Black-only movement. It was burned from GOD’S heart, in calling a group of individuals [...]
“Academically talented and politically conscious” is how the 26th California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O’Connell, described Zephanii (“Ze”) N’shea Smith when selecting her in December 2007 to the prestigious and highly competitive United [...]
By Jesse Jackson Fifty years ago, on a cold day in Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated. To my mind, what is extraordinary about the Kennedy assassination is that the haters did not [...]
A year ago, the Oakland Unified School District entered an agreement with federal civil rights officials to reduce the number of suspensions of African-American students in Oakland schools and eradicate bias in discipline.