Tag Archives: Politics

James Harris speaks on Supt. Wilson's resignation at a press conference on Tuesday. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland Schools Supt. Antwan Wilson Resigns Mid-Year to Lead Washington, D.C. Schools

  Ending months of rumors that he was applying for jobs at school districts around the country, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Superintendent Antwan Wilson announced this week that he is quitting after two-and-a-half years [...]
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SF City Attorney Sues Developer, Fails to Tell Home Buyers That Millennium Tower Was Sinking

City Attorney Dennis Herrera today has filed a lawsuit against the developer of the high-rise, residential Millennium Tower, alleging that the developer knew the 58-story building was sinking further and faster than expected but did [...]
Sandré Swanson speaks with nurses.

Nurses Endorse Sandré Swanson for State Senate

The California Nurses Association (CNA) has endorsed former East Bay Assemblymember Sandré Swanson for State Senate.   The CNA’s support follows recent endorsements by East Bay leaders and labor groups, including the California School Employees [...]
President Barack Obama speaks to guests at The White House Panel Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform. He is joined by moderator Bill Keller (left), Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project; Charlie Beck (right), Chief, Los Angeles Police Department; and John Walsh (far right), United States Attorney, District of Colorado. | Photo by Cheriss May, Howard University News Service

Obama Says Black Lives Matter Movement Is Legit

By Courtne Dixon, Howard University News Service   The Black Lives Matter movement, who many have embraced and others have claimed is anti-police, received an endorsement from the nation’s highest law enforcement officer, President Barack [...]
Family members of prisoners, demonstrators and lawyers celebrated this week's landmark settlement reducing long-term solitary confinement in California prisons. A press conference was held outside the state building in Oakland. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Landmark Victory Curbs Long-term Solitary Confinement in California Prisons

  A landmark victory this week to reduce long-term solitary confinement in California will immediately release up to 2,000 prisoners who have been held in isolation for 10 years or more for alleged gang affiliation.
Jose Alejandre speaks at the Community Forum on Racial Justice on Aug. 18 at Brookins AME Church in Oakland. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Teen Leaders and Rep. Barbara Lee Say: “We Must Speak Up” for Racial Justice

“In order to improve race relations in America, we must speak up. Comfortable silence has gotten us nowhere,” said Alomar Burdick, one of the young panelists speaking at the Community Forum on Racial Justice on [...]