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Commentary: Siegel Is Mayoral Candidate Best Suited to Make Needed Changes

This series has been an attempt to only compare the mayoral candidates’ positions on crime policy . But policy concerns are rarely independent from...

OP-ED: Immigration, Racism and the Future of Oakland

I heard a moving radio commentary by Mumia Abu Jamal on efforts by right wing militias and politicians to prevent children fleeing poverty and...

OP-ED: Celebrating the Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act. The law was quickly followed by the Voting Rights...

OP-ED: Ras Baraka Takes Oath of Office as Newark’s Mayor

I was never moved by the singing of the national anthem until July 1 when Alana Smith, a very young woman, blasted into the...

 God On Wall Street: Ali Baba – Go Big Or Go...

By Curtis O. Robinson, Sr. We all remember the classic tale “One Thousand And One Nights,” the exciting and absorbing spin-off of another classic, “The...

Commentary: Power of Kevin Weston

By Ise Lyfe People back in my hometown region of the Bay Area as well as people all over are mourning the loss of a...

Commentary: Overcoming the Generation Gap

By Roy Terry, Laney College Student I feel like I am missing bits and pieces of very valuable information that connects me to the success...

Stirring the Pot: The Art of the Brand

In a cloak of secrecy and infused enthusiasm, Visit Oakland on April 2 unveiled a new logo and marketing campaign that had been in...

OP-ED: Under Quan, No One Is in Charge

It appears that no one wants to work for Mayor Jean Quan. One month after city administrator Deanna Santana abruptly resigned, Fred Blackwell, Jr., her...

Stirring the Pot: Pet Peeves – Time for Some Spring Cleaning

Aaaaaw … spring is in the air. Okay, okay … with this week’s unseasonal weather in the Bay, filled with thunderstorms, hail and snow predicted...
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