I heard a moving radio commentary by Mumia Abu Jamal on efforts by right wing militias and politicians to prevent children fleeing poverty and violence in Central America from entering the United States.Mumia compared the [...]
This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act. The law was quickly followed by the Voting Rights Act, which immediately had an impact on one of the [...]
I was never moved by the singing of the national anthem until July 1 when Alana Smith, a very young woman, blasted into the mike outside Newark’s Performing Arts Center during the inauguration of Ras [...]
By Curtis O. Robinson, Sr. We all remember the classic tale “One Thousand And One Nights,” the exciting and absorbing spin-off of another classic, “The Arabian Nights.” Thes
By Ise Lyfe People back in my hometown region of the Bay Area as well as people all over are mourning the loss of a dear brother, Kevin Weston.
By Roy Terry, Laney College Student I feel like I am missing bits and pieces of very valuable information that connects me to the success and shortcomings of my family. I am a young man [...]
In a cloak of secrecy and infused enthusiasm, Visit Oakland on April 2 unveiled a new logo and marketing campaign that had been in the works for 18 months.
It appears that no one wants to work for Mayor Jean Quan. One month after city administrator Deanna Santana abruptly resigned, Fred Blackwell, Jr., her replacement, also resigned to head the San Francisco Foundation, a [...]
Aaaaaw … spring is in the air. Okay, okay … with this week’s unseasonal weather in the Bay, filled with thunderstorms, hail and snow predicted for some of the hills, the last thing on anyone’s [...]
By Frederick Howard, Student at Laney College, Oakland I have come to believe the word strength is not spelled with the letter “S” but rather with the letter “W” as in woman. I di