Tag Archives: Opinion

Russel Craig, who paroled from Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, displayed a portrait of himself that he drew while still in prison. The portrait is drawn on prison documents such as medical slips, grievances, and disciplinary write ups that he got while incarcerated. For more on his work, go to: instagram/rcraig267.

OP-ED: Arts in the Prisons Create Opportunities for Justice

By Troy Williams   California Lawyers for the Arts and the William James Association, in collaboration with the University of San Francisco (USF), recently hosted a four-day national conference, “Arts in Corrections: Opportunities for Justice [...]
Dontre Hamilton. (Photo: AP Photo/Family photo courtesy of Dameion Perkins)

OP-ED: Police Must Stop Killing Mentally Ill Citizens

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 [...]
Rebecca Kaplan

OP-ED: Why I Support Brooks’ Race & Equity Proposal

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 [...]
Affordable housing complex in Oakland.

OP-ED: We Must Build Pathways Out of Poverty

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.
First Lady Michelle Obama

OP-ED: Michelle Obama’s Deeply Moving Words

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 [...]