Tag Archives: Opinion

Rev. Debra Avery of First Presbyterian Church of Oakland.

OP-ED: Proposed Dept. of Race and Equity and the Prophetic Work of Changing the Status Quo

By Rev. Debra Avery, First Presbyterian Church of Oakland   When I considered whether to offer my thoughts on Councilmember Desley Brooks’ proposal for a city Department of Race and Equity, I thought: What can [...]

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).