I am thankful to Pope Francis for speaking out in favor of justice, and lifting up of the oppressed. During his recent visit to the United States, Pope Francis, by his words and his [...]
By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Courtesy of the Washington Post Ernest Hemingway once said that courage was “grace under pressure.” Two presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, have recently tested this proposition. And how each [...]
By Brittany Chambers, MPH, CHES Despite the decline of adolescent pregnancy rates in Alameda County, it remains an issue among youth of color and those from disadvantaged communities.
After three days of peaceful demonstrations marking the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo., yet another African-American man was shot by police there. &
By Cat Brooks In the early morning hours of June 6, Demouria Hogg, a Black man and father of three, was sleeping in his vehicle at the Lakeshore Avenue exit off the 580 [...]
By Michael B Hudson, CMT Integration Inc. Having the opportunity to utilize current technology in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is always a good thing. The recent landmark partnership between OUSD [...]
By Assemblymember Tony Thurmond Since the Medicare and Medicaid program’s simultaneous signage into law by President Johnson 50 years ago, over 48 million Americans now have access to health care.
It’s not difficult to surmise the obvious thinking of presidential hopeful Donald Trump, especially the fact that he has been so outspoken on his dislike for “ill-legal Mexican immigrants.” &n
By Troy Williams A few days ago, I was introduced to a group of Black Greek letter organizations. Initially, I assumed the organization was comprised of Blacks with Greek heritage but quickly learned [...]
By Darrel Carey Once again we see the new population of Oakland attempting to run the political and economic agenda of Oakland and specifically, in this case, that of the West Oakland community.