Tag Archives: Opinion

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 [...]

OP-ED: Don’t Stop Window Smashing by Targeting Peaceful Demonstrators

By Rebecca Kaplan   In recent years, we have suffered from the cyclical epidemic of responding to problems by aiming at the wrong targets.   Some people, expressing (or pretending to express) anger about police [...]