Lance Jackson, a $30,000-a-month, $360,000-a-year consultant hired by the Oakland Unified School District, has entered his second school year at the helm of the district’s Facilities Planning and Management Department.
By Carlos Harrison and Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post Stranded on a highway off-ramp at 3 a.m., waiting for a tow truck, Corey Jones was armed with a brand-new pistol and a state-issued [...]
Ben Forstenzer, US Uncut The major media networks have been eerily silent about the latest wave of racist violence. In the last 10 days, six Black churches have been set on fire in [...]
Local Black entrepreneurs have emerged as owners of the newest Black-owned beauty supply store in Ferguson, MO following protests over the killing of unarmed Black teen, Michael Brown by a white police officer.
Protesters began to chant when the Republican presidential candidate brought up immigration and his desire to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Moments later, a Trump supporter reportedly spat in a protester’s face.
By Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root Texas mom Roni Dean-Burren took to YouTube recently to call out book publishing giant McGraw-Hill after she opened her son’s World Geography textbook and noticed a slight [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.