“Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9 Peace is hard to find during this so-called season of peace. A suicide bomber killed nine in Afghanistan this week. [...]
A daylong summit to discuss ways to work to end mass incarceration and implement restorative justice was held recently in Oakland. The summit, called “Fruitvale, Florida, Ferguson and Beyond,” was held Nov. 15 at [...]
President Barack Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus have released statements in the wake of protests in Ferguson, MO, which have spread to at least 37 states after a grand jury failed to indict a [...]
Courtesy of blackpast.org Marion Barry Jr., a civil rights activist and later three term mayor of Washington D.C., died on Nov. 23 at his home in Washington, D.C. He was 78.
In a rare primetime nationally televised address, President Obama Thursday evening announced the most sweeping executive action on immigration in decades. The president will circumvent Congress, extend legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants, increase [...]
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” ~ Nelson Mandela At the time of my writing of this article I anxiously await the [...]
The Oakland Police Department is continuing to make significant progress on the reforms required by Federal Judge Thelton Henderson as part of the Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA) that came out of the infamous “Riders” police [...]
“ A Democratic ticket is the clear ticket that we should be voting on, regardless of who said what or did this – that shouldn’t even come into the equation.” ~ First Lady Michelle [...]
Libby Shaaf was elected as Oakland’s new moderate mayor because she offered reasonable substantive, practical solutions to many problems facing Oakland, rather than sniping at her opponents.
In a race between two Democrats, Tony Thurmond beat Elizabeth Echols with 54 percent of the vote for the 15th District of the California Assembly. District 15 includes 11 cities between the southern edges of [...]