Tag Archives: Opinion

OP-ED: Oakland Needs Office of Race and Equity “Become comfortable with being uncomfortable"

By Desley Brooks It is widely known now that I have called for an office of Race and Equity to be established in the City of Oakland. Voices have risen up across our entire city [...]
Lance Jackson, COO of Seville Group Inc., is the new interim chief of the Facilities and Planning Department for the Oakland school district.

OP-ED: Lance Jackson Contract Is Critical to the Success of OUSD

The leadership of the Oakland Unified School District facilities department is critical for the success of our schools. There are hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars at stake – small mistakes can become million dollar [...]
Shaless Peoples is a resident and parent in Oakland.

OP-ED: Parent Responds to OUSD Supt. Antwan Wilson

By Shaless PeoplesThank you Supt. Antwan Wilson for your invitation to hear feedback on this matter. I’d like to respond to two key points you brought up in your March 31 Op-Ed published on the [...]
Oakland police.

OP-ED: When Police Plant Evidence, They also Plant Seeds of Distrust

By Publisher, Post News Group   The recent allegations involving Michigan Police officers who are being accused of planting evidence on a retired Black gentleman, along with dozens of other equally odious police confrontations around [...]
latino students

OP-ED: Latino Students Are “Overlooked and Poorly Represented” in Oakland Unified Latinos not getting fair representation

By Jorge Lerma   Latinos make up 41 percent of Oakland’s student population and are still overlooked and poorly represented in the policy and decision-making apparatus of the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD).
Kitty Kelly Epstein, PhD.

OP-ED: Councilmembers Vote Not to Sacrifice Jobs for Growth

Thank you to Councilmembers Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Rebecca Kaplan, Larry Reid and Annie Campbell Washington for removing residential zoning from the area of the Airport Business Park at this week’s Community and Economic Development Committee [...]

OP-ED: NAACP Questions City’s Underfunding of Job and Training Programs

By George Holland, president, Oakland NACCP   (Thank you) Chairperson Larry Reid of the Community and Economic Development Committee…for placing on your committee’s agenda the issue of underfunding of our employment training organizations which provide [...]