By Jovanka Beckles I would like to see our Black communities across the country stand up in outrage, just as many in Muslim communities are coming together to speak out against the hate that [...]
It is undisputed that the Second Amendment guarantees that anyone is entitled to bear arms. But, at the same time, I don’t believe that the authors perceived that the threat of global terrorism, extreme [...]
Donald Trump has now won the delegates needed to give him the Republican presidential nomination. The Bernie Sanders surge continues — he may even win California — but Hillary Clinton apparently has the superdelegate support [...]
By Maria Ortiz I’ve been thinking a lot about testing lately. I studied biology as an undergrad and I learned briefly about the discredited Eugenics movement, which claimed to classify people on the base [...]
This week, President Obama became the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, where at the end of World War II the U.S. became the first and only country to drop an atomic bomb.
America is literally falling apart. In Flint, children were poisoned by the lead contamination of the water. In Washington, the subway system is plagued by fires and delays. Arlington Memorial Bridge — which connects [...]
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.