The historical Oakland – home to people of color, working folks, artists, and those a bit outside the mainstream – is under attack by the forces of gentrification and displacement. Before our very eyes the [...]
By Maria Ortiz I’ve been thinking a lot about testing lately. I studied biology as an undergrad and I learned briefly about the discredited Eugenics movement, which claimed to classify people on the base [...]
This week, President Obama became the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, where at the end of World War II the U.S. became the first and only country to drop an atomic bomb.
America is literally falling apart. In Flint, children were poisoned by the lead contamination of the water. In Washington, the subway system is plagued by fires and delays. Arlington Memorial Bridge — which connects [...]
By Supt. Antwan Wilson Each year, Spring Break, with its promise of new beginnings, allows me to pause and reflect. One of the themes reverberating in my mind as I meditated and got reenergized [...]
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.