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Lance Jackson

High-Priced Consultant Still Earning $30,000 a Month at Oakland Unified Buildings and Grounds Workers Fear They Will Be Replaced by Consultants

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.
Corey Jones, 31, was shot and killed by a Palm Beach Gardens police officer, Oct. 18, 2015. Photo courtesy of WPTV.

Church Drummer, Corey Jones, Killed by Plainclothes Florida Police Officer

  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 [...]

6 Black Churches in Saint Louis Area Have Burned in Last 10 Days

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 [...]
Mr. and Mrs. Gathungu, owners of KZK Beauty Supply in Ferguson, MO.

Black-Owned Beauty Supply Becomes a “Trusted Source” in Ferguson

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.
Protester struggles with security at Donald Trump rally in Richmond, Va., Oct. 14, 2015, after a fight breaks out. 
YouTube screenshot

Fight Breaks Out at Donald Trump Rally as Supporter Spits in Protester’s Face: Report

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.
Roni Dean-Burren
ABC 13 Screenshot.

Texas Mom Calls Out Textbook Company for Calling Slavery “Immigration”

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 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 [...]