Columns & Editorials

Equity depends on collecting data by ethnicity

Rod Lew, Executive Director of Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership, advocates establishing a California Health Equity and Racial Justice Fund, with an annual allocation of $100 million to support community-based organizations, clinics and tribal organizations to address the most pressing inequities in their communities.

Doing It Write

Artist Shana Bull shares the story of her five-year-old son, Ryeson, who overcame cystic fibrosis and a hereditary lung disease to become the author of 'Randall the Blue Spider Goes Surfing'.

Artists in Revolt

In this week's North Shattuck Spotlight, The East Bay Express celebrates with TheatreFIRST in welcoming a new Artistic Director and what promises to be a revolutionary season of innovative stage plays.

Cool Sh*t?!?

Arts Editor, D. Scot Miller, writes about the wonky workflow and high-grade grousing behind the first, and probably only, "Cool Sh*t Issue" of The East Bay Express.

Ferlinghetti Spaghetti

A poet prevails As regards the recent passing of poet, playwright and Beat publisher, Lawrence...

There, There

Without a doubt, it’s her most quoted line. Since its publication in the late...

Its Paramount

Along with this week’s feature on the struggles of local music and performance venues,...

Top-Down Inclusion 

The statistic is stark: According to a recent study, although communities of color represent...

Cuba’s Designation as State Supporter of Terrorism is a...

Unfortunately, the attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters, encouraged by the Inciter-in-Chief, will...

Oh, Christmas Tree

I’m looking at our Christmas tree, which stands in a corner of our living...

Writing in Cafes

Obtaining a cafe in which to write used to be easy. It was having...

Dog Whistles No More

"Welfare queen," "thug," "inner-city": Since the Nixon administration, coded appeals to white supremacy have...

How Oakland’s new policy of ‘harm reduction’ harms the...

The material conditions of our unhoused neighbors directly reflect on the health and stability...

Relieved and Ready

Early Saturday morning, as my Twitter-absorbed mom scrolled through her feed, she grabbed my...
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