Demonstrations continue in Charlotte, N.C., and protests have spread to Atlanta and elsewhere, sparked most recently by the police killing of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Okla., and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte.
By Jan Malvin and Joel Moskowitz Confusing the public may well be the major achievement of the fourth annual Oakland Achieves Public Education Progress Report prepared by Urban Strategies Council.
By Tony Daquipa One of the biggest problems in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is the lack of power and influence that OUSD parents, students and community members have in the decision-making of [...]
By Denise Deluca, OCCUR, Program Manager At OCCUR we believe that all individuals should have the opportunity to live healthy lives regardless of their race, income, zip code or level of education, and that having [...]
By Charles Cole Recently, the NAACP called for a moratorium on charter schools, which would deal a blow to African-American families and their right to school choice. There are a lot of families that [...]
A panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rebuked the North Carolina legislature for acting with “discriminatory intent” in passing restrictions on the right to vote that “target African-Americans with almost surgical precision.” [...]
By Mshinda Nyofu U.S. Congressman Steven A. King (R-IA), speaking recently on MSNBC segment, disparaged the historic contributions of non-Europeans. He said: “I’d ask you to go back through history and figure [...]
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 [...]