Eric Garner (right) poses with his children during a family outing.

Protesters Chant: “I Can’t Breathe” Failure to indict in Eric Garner's death provokes outrage

By Post Staff and news reports   Protests have erupted in cities across the country following a grand jury decision clearing a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of [...]
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Oakland Officers, After a Rocky Start, Utilize Body Cameras  

The Oakland Police Department, which has required police officers to wear body cameras for the past 4 years, found itself ahead of the curve this week after President Barack Obama proposed to spend $263 million [...]
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with elected officials, community and faith leaders, and law enforcement officials  Dec. 1 to discuss how communities and law enforcement can work together to build trust to strengthen neighborhoods.
Photo by Lawrence Jackson, White House.

Civil Rights Leaders Meet with President, Call for March on Washington

Leaders of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund participated in a White House meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Monday, while Al Sharpton on Wednesday called for a march on Washington, saying [...]
Left to right, Team Oakland athletes Najee McDonald, Briona Rivera, Jaden Nixon, Jordon Dabney, Jeremy Wshington, Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, Jalon Stanley, Amahd Mabry, Coach Nola Turnage, Caoch Michael Nixon, Elaine Brown with Supervisor Keith Carson's office, Chairman of 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Frank Tucker, Chairman Emeritus Lloyd Lawrence. Not pictured: team members A'Nia Diggs and Miles Duncan. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Oakland Youth Track Team to Compete in International Games

A group of nine young track athletes are focused but also excited as they leave the Bay Area this week to compete in the International Children’s Games in Australia. The International Children’s Games is the [...]
Tahara Lawson (left) with her grandmother Marilyn Lawson. Tahara is one of 50 children being treated at the Children Hospital HIV/AIDS clinic in Oakland, Ca. The clinic was established in 1986 and offers counseling and support to families of HIV-positive children. Today, with adherence, an HIV-positive child can enjoy the same lifespan as children born without the disease.

Tahara Lawson, a 10-year-od Champion Fighting HIV Stigma

Fighting HIV stigma can seem daunting for people living with HIV, especially when having to confront deeply ingrained fears and taboos. But imagine what it is like for a child who is born with HIV [...]
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Lottery Urges Players to Gift Responsibly

As we approach the holiday season, the California Lottery reminds players and its retail partners to gift responsibly by discouraging the sale or gifting of lottery products to minors. Every year, the Lottery partners with the [...]