I heard a moving radio commentary by Mumia Abu Jamal on efforts by right wing militias and politicians to prevent children fleeing poverty and violence in Central America from entering the United States.Mumia compared the [...]
With the American sports fan demanding swift action, the threat of an NBA player revolt and nervous sponsors quaking, new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver understandably panicked. Pathetic best describes the manner in which the NBA [...]
By Terri Schlichenmeyer, The Bookworm Sez, LLC Your wallet is almost totally empty. The same goes for your checkbook. There were two credit card bills in yesterday’s mail, you owe your neighbor ten bucks, and [...]
By Wilson Riles Jr. This Mayoral election ought to galvanize community understanding of the best way to utilize taxpayer dollars to achieve a significant crime and violence reduction. Businesses and residents need honesty and clarity [...]
By Roy Terry, Laney College Student I feel like I am missing bits and pieces of very valuable information that connects me to the success and shortcomings of my family. I am a young man [...]
It’s not easy being a “Mom.” It’s a 24/7/365 job – yes, I said J-O-B – that is not for the faint of heart. It is not a profession that you can walk away from [...]
Spring is here, and Oakland is alive with signs of change. The Oakland Visitor and Convention Bureau is no more, having been replaced by Visit Oakland, a new nonprofit group formed to encourage tourism and [...]
Next week, on April 24, Take Your Daughter – and now Sons – to Work Day will celebrate 21 years of fostering young minds and introducing youth to the working world.
By Rev. Willie A. Douglas, Civil Rights & Social Justice Advocate From the establishment of the first Black church in America, throughout slavery and beyond, the church has been the foundation of the Black community. [...]
In a cloak of secrecy and infused enthusiasm, Visit Oakland on April 2 unveiled a new logo and marketing campaign that had been in the works for 18 months.