That time Barbara Lee and Paul Ryan tussled over race

Rep. Barbara Lee and new Republican HouseSpeaker Paul Ryan have history.CONGRESS | DISTRICT 13 | “I congratulate Paul Ryan on his election as Speaker of the House today," East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee said Thursday of the new Republican House leader.In the statement, Lee encouraged Ryan to act against an Authorization of Military Force (AUMF), … Continue reading That time Barbara Lee and Paul Ryan tussled over race

Proposed Oakland department on race would be one of its least expensive to run

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Councilmember Desley Brooks' proposal to create a new city department on race and equity in city government could cost over $800,000 annually to operate, according to a staff report, making it one of the least expensive at City Hall.The Oakland City Council's Finance and Life Enrichment Committees will first hear the … Continue reading Proposed Oakland department on race would be one of its least expensive to run

When Nancy O’Malley came to The Town

Alameda County D.A. Nancy O'Malley speakingTuesday before the Oakland City Council.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Two weeks ago, as Oakland elected officials spent their entire Saturday afternoon discussing the historical divide between police and residents, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley was attending a gala in her honor.The eventful, but lengthy Jan. 24 special session in … Continue reading When Nancy O’Malley came to The Town

Black elected officials, faith leaders to hold town hall on police relations

ALAMEDA COUNTY | Aside from Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks’ remarks regarding racism last week, many of the region’s elected black officials have stood in the background as protesters demonstrate on the streets of Oakland and Berkeley on almost a daily basis following national attention on police brutality against blacks. This may be changing.Alameda County Supervisor … Continue reading Black elected officials, faith leaders to hold town hall on police relations

Desley Brooks’ amazing speech on race in Oakland; need for civil disobedience

Desley Brooks: "Our city has been torn upby angry, young white people, but that’s not the perception that goes out."OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Councilmember Desley Brooks can sometimes confound even her strongest supporters with a propensity toward inflammatory and in-your-face remarks, but when she is on, few in Oakland speak with more passion and clarity … Continue reading Desley Brooks’ amazing speech on race in Oakland; need for civil disobedience

Khanna Asks Honda, Why Denounce Redskins, but not Indo American Mailer?

The PAC Working for Us sent two mailerslast month, above and below, that offered racial stereotypes against India.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | It was an especially steely comment as far as campaign press releases in mid-June go from the Ro Khanna campaign Tuesday morning. And the controversy he may need  to unseat Rep. Mike Honda could … Continue reading Khanna Asks Honda, Why Denounce Redskins, but not Indo American Mailer?

Bill O’Reilly calls Barbara Lee a ‘Race Hustler’

Bill O'ReillyCONGRESS | 13TH DISTRICT | Rep. Barbara Lee brought home a $2.8 million federal grant this week for Asian health services in Oakland, but that's not what made headlines. Instead, a tit-for-tat, first with Rep. Paul Ryan and now with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly over race in America took center stage.Last week, Lee … Continue reading Bill O’Reilly calls Barbara Lee a ‘Race Hustler’

Former San Leandro Police Officer Went From Shining Star To Pariah

SAN LEADNRO'S BADGE OF DISHONOR--PART 1Nov. 2, 2011 | Dewayne Stancill was once one of San Leandro's best street cops. According to a decade's worth of performance reviews, he was an officer with growing leadership skills and a genuine empathy toward wayward youth. His expertise with at-risk teenagers was no accident; he was once one … Continue reading Former San Leandro Police Officer Went From Shining Star To Pariah

County Supes Ask For Federal Apology, Reparations For Slavery

'THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE PAST TENSE' SAYS ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERVISOR CARSONBy Steven Tavaressteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.comFollow @eastbaycitizen on twitter"The government owes Americans an apology," said Alameda County Board of Supervisors President Nate Miley said Tuesday morning during comments in support of a resolution asking the federal government to officially apology for acts of slavery perpetrated over the past 400 years. The … Continue reading County Supes Ask For Federal Apology, Reparations For Slavery