By Ise Lyfe Auditioning. That’s what comes to mind when I think about the dynamic in the media and tone of local and federal governments as it relates to police brutality and holding law [...]
by Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League “There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” – Charles [...]
By Cat Brooks, Onyx Organizing Committee Violence against Black women is as old as chattel slavery and as common as hate. White men (and women) have always treated us like animals – exploitable labor [...]
Now it is Baltimore. There Freddie Gray, a Black man, was stopped on the street, pinned to the ground, dragged to the back of a police wagon and died in police custody.
By Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L. Karen Monroe Over the past 15 years, the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) has partnered with the Thunder Road Adolescent Treatment Center to help thousands of [...]
By Todd Groves For each of the last eight years, Dr. Bruce Harter, superintendent of the West Contra Costa Unified School District, has been evaluated by the Board of Education and his performance has been [...]
By Richard Johnson, Folsom Prison After nearly two decades, I was recently released from the restrictive confines of a Security Housing Unit (SHU). However, while in the SHU, I was prevented from viewing the [...]
The jailing of eight Black Atlanta educators is an outrage matched only by the racist tests they were forced to give and the racist conditions in which many of their students are forced to live.
By Rev. Debra Avery, First Presbyterian Church of Oakland When I considered whether to offer my thoughts on Councilmember Desley Brooks’ proposal for a city Department of Race and Equity, I thought: What can [...]
Although it has been 35 years since I last suited up for the Oakland Police Department, when it comes to the subject of public safety in the city of Oakland I feel I still possess [...]