Sep 21, 2022

Rap Sn​​itches: A bill before Gov. Gavin Newsom would force prosecutors to seek a...

Gary Bryant Jr. exchanged gunfire with a man in an Antioch apartment parking lot on a July afternoon in 2014. Both were struck by bullets. Bryant survived and the other man died. Police said it was part of a string of gang shootings in the East Bay. At trial, prosecutors...
Aug 3, 2022

The Long Shadow of George Floyd: New state laws on police accountability are testing...

California Department of Justice agents realized they were short-handed just hours after a Los Angeles police officer shot and killed an unarmed man on Hollywood Boulevard.  A 911 caller told police the man was threatening people on the...
Jul 27, 2022

A Vote to Raise California Minimum Wage?: Judge says not until 2024

Californians still won't get a chance to vote on a minimum wage hike this November, after a judge ruled late Friday that the campaign was at fault for missing a key deadline to get the measure on...
Jul 13, 2022

Support for Scholars: How much student housing does $1.4 billion buy?

What a difference $1 billion makes. An estimated 3,800 more college students will soon have affordable campus housing after state lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom agreed to pump a portion of California's $300 billion budget into a student...
Jul 6, 2022

New Faces of Change: BWOPA Fellows ready in front of and behind the scenes

The reversal of Roe v. Wade, and the continuing impact of a Supreme Court that does not represent the views and values of the majority of Americans, makes the work of Black Women Organized for Political Action...
Jun 29, 2022

Abortion Is Healthcare:Medical, legal experts foresee dire consequences in SCOTUS ruling

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, medical experts and legal analysts across the Bay Area warned of dire consequences to the health and well-being of women in...
Jun 22, 2022

Hollow Words: Putin attempts to justify the unjustifiable

The Russian government’s justifications for its war in Ukraine―the largest, most destructive military operation in Europe since World War II―are not persuasive.  Although, in defending the Russian invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s primary emphasis has been on the...
Jun 22, 2022

Oaklanders Frustrated Over A’s Owner: Latest Oakland Power Poll also finds broad support for...

Oakland A’s owner John Fisher is highly unpopular with more than two-thirds of Oakland Power Poll voters. A supermajority of respondents view him as “cheap” and “can’t forgive him” for having attempted to move his team to...
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