By Hassan Russell, Laney College student The shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO has brought to light that this situation is happening all over America.If an 18-year old young man can be shot down [...]
By Ron Busby, Sr., President of U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce This one is different. We didn’t see George Zimmerman kill Trayvon Martin or Darren Wilson murder Michael Brown. Having only the perpetrators’ [...]
Berkeley High School students walked out Wednesday and marched to the Campanile at UC Berkeley to protest police brutality and in solidarity with the burgeoning “Black lives matter” movement.
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9 Peace is hard to find during this so-called season of peace. A suicide bomber killed nine in Afghanistan this week. [...]
President Barack Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus have released statements in the wake of protests in Ferguson, MO, which have spread to at least 37 states after a grand jury failed to indict a [...]
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” ~ Nelson Mandela At the time of my writing of this article I anxiously await the [...]
The Oakland Police Department is continuing to make significant progress on the reforms required by Federal Judge Thelton Henderson as part of the Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA) that came out of the infamous “Riders” police [...]
The San Leandro Police Department has been awarded a four-year, $500,000 grant through the United States Department of Justice – Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program.
It was with a heavy heart that I watched the events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri. You hear it in the news – another young African American shot – but usually his name is left out [...]
In 2007 Richmond California was ranked America’s ninth most dangerous city. In 2013 Richmond was ranked America’s 69th dangerous city. Homicide rates are dropping nationally, but not steep enough. The homicide crisis in the black [...]