By Michael D. Bell, M.D. On Christmas Day, I started my shift at Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Emergency department and suddenly I heard trauma stat full 1 and 2.
The federal government is discussing how many standardized tests they will require of school districts, and how they will use tests to judge teachers and students.
By Troy Williams The most difficult part about doing time in prison is not living in a 4-foot-by-9-foot cage. It’s not having to live in that cage with another man. It’s not the constant [...]
By Richard Johnson, Folsom State Prison Prison – by its very nature – is designed to sever family bonds and destroy the dynamic unity that is an integral component of family cohesion necessary for [...]
This commentary was submitted by Michael McCauley, Consumers Union; Bruce Mirken & Paul Goodman, Greenlining Institute; Tracy Rosenberg, Media Alliance; Mindy Spatt, TURN; and, Sarah Swanbeck, Common Cause.
By Richard Johnson, Folsom State Prison What has kept me optimistically hopeful is my belief in God, not man. I truly believe that He never puts too much on our plates for us [...]
By Jumoke Hinton Hodge, District 3 Oakland School Board Member The Oakland Post headline was shocking to say the least. There is nothing written or recorded stating schools would be turned over to charters in [...]
By Kim Carter Martinez My name is Kim. I am Black, I am Jewish, and my life matters. For the last few months, our country has seen a movement growing from a wave of protests [...]
“Dr. King had awakened something strong and true, a sense that true justice must be colorblind, and that among white and Black Americans, as he put it, ‘Their destiny is tied up with our destiny, [...]
By James Lockett This is the start of a series of articles discussing the intentional deception and misappropriation of funds that are designated for those living among us with a severe and persistent mental [...]