National Day of Action in Oakland

Monday, April 4th, was truly a glorious day in Oakland. The weather was fabulous with sunny, blue skies, around 80 degrees. It was the National…


Join Us to Support Literacy in Oakland

By some estimates one in four Oaklanders is hampered by a serious lack of English literacy skills; but Oakland Library’s Second Start Program has been…





Time for the Leaders to Follow

“This is for my folkers who got bills overdue this is for my folkers, umm check 1-2 this is for my folkers never lived like…


How do you define a Conservative?

Once upon a time in America, young people, workers, and fighters for social justice coined a phrase, “speak truth to power”.  Most of us have…



What the Pundits Missed.

I wrote this piece on why Batts and other chiefs often don’t last long in that job. Though Batts may be staying, the issues remain….


A Better Memorial for Chauncey

This is an old post from the Grand Lake Guardian that I wrote the day after Chauncey Bailey was assassinated on his way to work…