By Beatrice Sanchez It’s been three years since I lost the most important person in my life. My mother passed away from congestive heart failure in a nursing home in Oakland. She [...]
By Len Raphael By now, every Oakland homeowner should have received their property tax bill. There are several items in small print to look at because they could save them from $95 to $410 [...]
When the founders wrote the Constitution, Blacks were considered three-fifths human. In a compromise at the constitutional convention, the Constitution was written to allow slave states to count each slave as three-fifths of a [...]
By Patrisse Cullors, reprinted from Huffington Post Last weekend, we learned with further certainty what we have long known to be true: Black and brown families will not be granted justice by law enforcement.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic candidate for president, shocked people when he noted that 51 percent of African-Americans aged 17 through 20 who have graduated high school or dropped out of high school are [...]
By Lynda Carson In a celebration of the privatization of our public housing, which threatens the poor, elderly and disabled with displacement from their housing, on Oct. 14, Mayor Ed Lee was joined by [...]
By Lee Ragin, Jr. When it comes to equal opportunity for women and people of color, one would think that in a state as liberal as California, they would be well represented in the [...]
I am thankful to Pope Francis for speaking out in favor of justice, and lifting up of the oppressed. During his recent visit to the United States, Pope Francis, by his words and his [...]
By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Courtesy of the Washington Post Ernest Hemingway once said that courage was “grace under pressure.” Two presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, have recently tested this proposition. And how each [...]
By Brittany Chambers, MPH, CHES Despite the decline of adolescent pregnancy rates in Alameda County, it remains an issue among youth of color and those from disadvantaged communities.