By Supt. Antwan Wilson Each year, Spring Break, with its promise of new beginnings, allows me to pause and reflect. One of the themes reverberating in my mind as I meditated and got reenergized [...]
By Emily Filloy As a resident of Oakland, I read with great concern your recent letter lauding the “Equity Pledge” which the District plans to develop in partnership with its charter schools, so we [...]
By Pamela Price Most people don’t know much about their local Democratic Central Committee or the candidates who are running for the Central Committee. Voters either vote blindly for these candidates or don’t [...]
By Pastor Gerald Agee, Margaretta Lin, Maeve Elise Brown These are extraordinary times in the Bay Area. After many years of divestment, cities like our beloved Oakland are receiving much well deserved attention.
By the nature of God’s good grace, we are a loving, caring and forgiving people. But, at times, conflict with truth forbids us from being our true selves. When we allow fear and [...]
On Sunday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and I sat down at a Post Salon to discuss overcoming barriers for the formerly incarcerated to vote and find jobs.
Upon my arrival from Folsom back to the San Quentin State Prison where I had spent some time as a youth, I realized that there are some remarkable and astonishing changes occurring.
“The community’s lack of trust in CPD (Chicago Police Department) is justified,” so concluded the blistering, in-depth report of the Police Accountability Task Force, set up by Mayor Rahm Emanual after the uproar surrounding the [...]
By Beatrice Sanchez It’s been three years since I lost the most important person in my life. My mother passed away from congestive heart failure in a nursing home in Oakland. She [...]
By Len Raphael By now, every Oakland homeowner should have received their property tax bill. There are several items in small print to look at because they could save them from $95 to $410 [...]