By Richard Wembe Johnson, Folsom Prison There have been some new positions taken with regard to changing the laws that would allow some prisoners the opportunity to be released according to the “time fitting [...]
By Gwen Moore The life of a man with schizophrenia, 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton, ended after he was struck by 14 bullets from a Milwaukee police officer’s handgun on April 30, 2014. The lethal [...]
By Jesse Jackson Not unlike the four little girls killed in a church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, today the nation and the world are saddened and outraged at the hatred and senseless [...]
By David Sayen People ask me all kinds of questions about Medicare. One of the most frequent concerns is whether they should sign up for Medicare Part B.
The City of Oakland has many reasons to be a leader on racial justice and social equity. In order to ensure that Oakland makes improvements that are lasting and comprehensive for its diverse populations, we [...]
By Dan Siegel Dismissing Dylann Storm Roof as simply a crazy bigot is a big mistake. He may be both, but so were Hitler and the Klansmen who killed four Black children in the [...]
By Congresswoman Barbara Lee An article in the recent Post Newspaper, “Oakland is Losing Its Racial, Age and Economic Diversity,” highlights the growing crisis of income inequality in our communities and our country.
“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (KJV) “And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” [...]
Last month at the graduation ceremony of Tuskegee University, a historically Black college, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke candidly about the racial barriers facing African Americans and encouraged them to overcome continuing discrimination by staying [...]
They teach our children, drive our buses, clean our streets and deliver our mail. They staff the government and make it run. Their public-sector jobs are at the heart of the middle class, particularly for [...]