By Emily Filloy As a resident of Oakland, I read with great concern your recent letter lauding the “Equity Pledge” which the District plans to develop in partnership with its charter schools, so we [...]
By Pamela Price Most people don’t know much about their local Democratic Central Committee or the candidates who are running for the Central Committee. Voters either vote blindly for these candidates or don’t [...]
By Pastor Gerald Agee, Margaretta Lin, Maeve Elise Brown These are extraordinary times in the Bay Area. After many years of divestment, cities like our beloved Oakland are receiving much well deserved attention.
By the nature of God’s good grace, we are a loving, caring and forgiving people. But, at times, conflict with truth forbids us from being our true selves. When we allow fear and [...]
On Sunday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and I sat down at a Post Salon to discuss overcoming barriers for the formerly incarcerated to vote and find jobs.
By Beatrice Sanchez It’s been three years since I lost the most important person in my life. My mother passed away from congestive heart failure in a nursing home in Oakland. She [...]
By Len Raphael By now, every Oakland homeowner should have received their property tax bill. There are several items in small print to look at because they could save them from $95 to $410 [...]
When the founders wrote the Constitution, Blacks were considered three-fifths human. In a compromise at the constitutional convention, the Constitution was written to allow slave states to count each slave as three-fifths of a [...]
By Patrisse Cullors, reprinted from Huffington Post Last weekend, we learned with further certainty what we have long known to be true: Black and brown families will not be granted justice by law enforcement.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic candidate for president, shocked people when he noted that 51 percent of African-Americans aged 17 through 20 who have graduated high school or dropped out of high school are [...]