Tag Archives: Opinion

Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter

OP-ED: When Will Justice Come for Black and Brown Families?

By Patrisse Cullors, reprinted from Huffington Post   Last weekend, we learned with further certainty what we have long known to be true: Black and brown families will not be granted justice by law enforcement.

OP-ED: Separate and Impoverished

  Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic candidate for president, shocked people when he noted that 51 percent of African-Americans aged 17 through 20 who have graduated high school or dropped out of high school are [...]
Congresswoman Maxine Waters

OP-ED: Congresswoman Maxine Waters Calls For More Public Housing Protections

By Lynda Carson   In a celebration of the privatization of our public housing, which threatens the poor, elderly and disabled with displacement from their housing, on Oct. 14, Mayor Ed Lee was joined by [...]

OP-ED: What Oakland Unified Can Do to Destigmatize Adolescent Pregnancy

  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.