By Rev. Willie A. Douglas, Civil Rights & Social Justice Advocate The Civil Rights Movement was never intended to be a Black-only movement. It was burned from GOD’S heart, in calling a group of individuals [...]
News headlines such as “Knockout Game Suspect Charged with Hate Crime” could prove detrimental to black urban youth. With the perception that ‘young black men in urban communities are inherently dangerous’ already prevalent, should the [...]
By D. Demond King Shouldn’t there be a requirement for legislators to adhere to the laws they make? Is it unreasonable to expect that elected officials be accountable for making good on the promises they [...]
Thanksgiving Day — a day of family gatherings to give thanks for our many blessings — has evolved into a day of turkey and football, as the NFL’s Thanksgiving Day rivalries fill the TV. Now, [...]
By Wil Hardee PG&E is about to receive a hefty fine for their role in the San Bruno tragedy – and it should. The Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce believes PG&E should pay. However, [...]
I am a 56-year-old Black man who has read a total of five books in my life. I simply do not like reading books. Now before you get too excited, I have read the Holy [...]
When the plane first touches down at the Liberia International Airport in Costa Rica, it’s hard not to notice the surrounding wildlife and intense landscape that is very much part of the way of life [...]
By Desley Brooks Oakland needs a comprehensive crime reduction plan that includes a crime gun reduction strategy. The sound of gunshots and their devastating aftermath is becoming far too common in our great city.
By Xiomara Castro In the wake of the Zimmerman verdict, Urban Peace Movement was proud to join a 220-person visit to Sacramento policy makers earlier this month. The group was comprised mostly of young men [...]
It has been 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation and 50 yearsÖ since my friend and mentor, Medgar Evers, was assassinated. My whole life has been entwined with the civil rights struggle.