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Opinion: Rapidly Housing 3,000 People Is Not as Hard as It...

By Jonah Strauss, Homeless Advocacy Working GroupIn the rapidly-developing architecture of homeless support in Oakland, there are two missing building blocks: a large and...

Opinion: Navigating the City’s Entrenched Politics to Deliver Equity and Opportunity

By Desley BrooksThank you to the editors at the Post for allowing me to shed some insight into what it takes to push through...

‘No Excuses’ Only Works When It Applies to the Adults in...

By Dirk TillotsonMany schools with strict discipline practice what they call a “no excuses” philosophy.The problem with many “no excuses” schools is that the...

Opinion: Danger of Historical Amnesia in the Era of Trump

Protester carrying a sign while marching in an anti-Trump rally in New York City in 2016. By Annie "Q" SajidThis past President’s Day, many anti-Trump rallies...

Opinion: What Brown v. Brooks Means For Black Folk

By J. Douglas Allen-TaylorOn the morning in the fall of 2015 when I heard about the argument and physical confrontation between former Black Panther...

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...

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