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President Obama visits the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, Thursday, July 16. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP.

President Obama Speaks at Federal Prison, Calls for Criminal Justice Reform First President to Visit a Prison

President Barack Obama visited the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma on Thursday, July 16, becoming the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.
Councilmember Noel Gallo, who has been organizing safety walks along International Boulevard to deter
crime and prostitution, was able to secure funding in the new budget to create a shelter for sexually exploited girls. But, he says the money is still inadequate. Photo
courtesy of East Bay Citizen.

City’s Passes $2.4 Billion Budget, Leaving Some Residents Angry and Dissatisfied

The Oakland City Council this week passed a two-year $2.4 billion budget based on a local economy that is rebounding from years of recession. With input from councilmembers and the community, Mayor Libby Schaaf and [...]
Mumia on December 18, 2014 with (from left) Heidi Boghosian, Keith Cook and Johanna Fernandez.

A Slow Death for Mumia Abu-Jamal and Thousands of Prisoners in America

Published in The Huffington Post   By Heidi Boghosian, New York City Attorney, and Johanna Fernandez, professor of History at Baruch College (CUNY)   What does it mean for hundreds of thousands of prisoners in [...]
Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry at Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets. Photo: Obnoxioustv

Golden State Warriors Dominate Houston Rockets with Win Of Game One in Western Conference Finals

By William G. McCray, Obnoxioustv With a sold out crowd that was a sea of gold the Warriors continued their dominance of the Houston Rockets this season with a 110-106 win in Game 1 of [...]
Port of Oakland Chief Financial Officer Sara Lee will be honored at the 2015 Most Influential Women in Business awards June 4, 2015. Photo courtesy of the Port of Oakland.

Two Port of Oakland Leaders named 2015 Most Influential Women in Business Commercial Real Estate Director Pamela Kershaw, Chief Financial Officer Sara Lee honored

Port of Oakland Commercial Real Estate Director Pamela Kershaw and Chief Financial Officer Sara Lee have been selected as honorees for the 2015 Most Influential Women in Business awards for the San Francisco Bay Area [...]
Vice President Joe Biden swears in U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch as her father Lorenzo Lynch and husband Stephen Hargrove hold the Bible.

Loretta Lynch Sworn in as First Black Woman as Attorney General

By Post Staff After a highly politicized five-month battle, the new United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch – the first African American women to hold the position – was officially sworn in on Monday and [...]
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Kaiser Settlement Gives 18,000 RNs Stronger Patient Care Voice

  With a settlement that is likely to impact RN standards across the nation, the California Nurses Association (CNA) and National Nurses United (NNU) announced a major tentative contract agreement for 18,000 California RNs who [...]