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Opinion: Honor Beloved Oakland 2018

By John Jones III50 years ago, Dr. King and our other social justice ancestors fought for African Americans to have equal rights and to...

Movement is the Medicine and Dance is the Healing – Critical...

By Daktari Shari Renée Hicks, Psy.D.It is seldom directly recognized that rhythmic harmonious movement is the natural state of being. Evidence of this fact...

Opinion: African Anger Builds Over President Trump’s Racist Comments

From Africa in Transition,  Blog Post by John Campbell Far from dissipating, African anger is building over President Donald Trump’s negative characterization of Africa on January 11. African...

Opinion: Councilmember Desley Brooks is a Passionate Advocate for Oakland

By Darin T. WesleyIn Oakland, most electeds claim to play nice. But with whom? At whose expense?As rents skyrocket and affordable housing becomes a distant...

Opinion: Big Tobacco, Butt Out!

By Carol McGruder, Co-Chair, African American Tobacco Control Leadership CouncilFederally adjudicated racketeers (aka Big Tobacco) finally started their series of court-ordered apologies to the...

Opinion: Oakland Should Reject Jobs Policies that Increase Discrimination

By Oakland Community Leaders There is a 13-to-1 racial wealth gap between the median White family and the median Black family in the U.S.You can...

Opinion: The Rule of the American Optimates

By Jeremy Cloward, Ph.D. and Makenna McDonald In ancient Rome, Marcus Licinius Crassus was one of the richest men in Roman history and a member of...

Opinion: Legislature Reduces Penalties for Intentionally Infecting Someone with HIV/AIDS

By Jerome HortonHaving sex with a person with the specific intent of infecting them with the HIV/AIDS virus is a felony punishable by imprisonment...

Opinion: State Assembly Leaders Respond to National Park Service Yanking Grant...

By Anthony Rendon and Chris HoldenApparently, history makes some people uncomfortable.The facts make some people uncomfortable.Pressure from people with a limited grasp of the...

Opinion: Stopping the Stadium Mega-Development Was an Important Victory, But Fight...

By Alvina WongAfter four months of organizing by Laney students, faculty, and staff, Chinatown and Eastlake residents, and Lake Merritt environmentalists, the Peralta Board...
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