By Ann Berlak This year, more than a quarter of Oakland’s 49,000 students are attending one of its nearly 40 charter schools, far more per capita than anywhere else in the state.
For those of you who think we live in a world of equality let me explain why we must have “The Talk” with our African American youth. &
By Pastor Gerald Agee, Andy Nelson and Elena Serrano, The Oakland City Council will vote July 19 an unprecedented $600 million Infrastructure bond, allocating $350 million for street and sidewalk improvements, $150 million for [...]
By Jovanka Beckles I would like to see our Black communities across the country stand up in outrage, just as many in Muslim communities are coming together to speak out against the hate that [...]
It is undisputed that the Second Amendment guarantees that anyone is entitled to bear arms. But, at the same time, I don’t believe that the authors perceived that the threat of global terrorism, extreme [...]
Donald Trump has now won the delegates needed to give him the Republican presidential nomination. The Bernie Sanders surge continues — he may even win California — but Hillary Clinton apparently has the superdelegate support [...]
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 [...]