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 [...]
Although it has been 35 years since I last suited up for the Oakland Police Department, even so, when it comes to the subject of public safety in the City of Oakland, I feel I [...]
By Jovanka Beckles A quarter of a million people in Richmond and West Contra Costa County, a majority people of color community, will be without a community hospital as a result of a recent [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
By Richard Johnson, Folsom Prison A casual glimpse at our surroundings will provide us with a clear depiction of the obvious dismal conditions that we find ourselves locked into.
I am deeply honored to serve as the Superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District, and want to invite you to join me in reflecting on the first nine months I’ve been in this position [...]
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).