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OP-ED: BART Hires Georgia Firm for Disparity Study, Ignores Qualified Cheaper Local Bidder

By Barbara J. Thomson   Despite BART board policy to contract with small local businesses, the Board of Directors at their April 9 meeting voted unanimously to award a contract to study discrimination in contracting [...]

OP-ED: Oakland Needs a Department to Address Institutionalized Injustice

Two-thirds of the people who live in Oakland are not white and Oakland has a long history of struggle for racial justice.   Yet the situation of most whites is quite different from the situation [...]
Oakland artist Young Gully.

OP-ED: Oakland Hip Hop Artist Young Gully Speaks to Youth’s Experiences

Oakland is internationally recognized for supporting humanitarian causes and opposing police brutality. The city continues to be on the forefront through hip hop artists who are influenced by the area’s rich political history and the [...]
The six Baltimore officers charged in Freddie Gray's death.

OP-ED: Police Corruption: “Your eyes aren’t lying and your ears aren’t deceiving you” The Oakland Riders Case should be compared to the recent rash of police misconduct cases, Tulsa killing is Oscar Grant déjà vu

By Richard Wembe Johnson, Folsom Prison   As we daily witness police officers from around the country committing undeniable acts of aggression, assault and murder against people of color, it reminds us of the infamous [...]
Members of Longshore union ILWU Local 10 and community members march on May Day, May 1, from the Port of Oakland to  the Oscar Grant Plaza at Oakland City Hall to protest police murders of Black and Brown people across the country. Photo courtesy of Kelly Johnson Revolutionary Photography.

OP-ED: Longshore Union Shuts Port of Oakland to Protest Police Killings

By Stacey Rodgers   On Friday, May 1 – International Workers Day, otherwise known as May Day, about 2,000 people came together to march and protest the unjust murders of mainly Black and Brown people [...]