Stories about Racism

A wake-up call for Oakland mayor

Activists protest outside her windows early in the morning to send a message about the city' s priorities By Julia Carrie Wong JANUARY 19, 2015 --...

BART protests, $70,000, and free speech

Should a public agency force protesters to pay the costs of a demonstration?   By Tim Redmond JANUARY 14, 2015 – In September, 1981, thousands of antinuclear...

Tom’s Town: What’s up with the Democratic Party?

By Tom Temprano It’s been more than a month since my last Tom’s Town, and needless to say we have quite a bit to catch...

On Michael Brown, Sketch Factor, and Finding a Safe Way Home

By Julia Carrie Wong There is a deep and disturbing dissonance between the Ferguson Police Department’s demands that protestors “Just go home,” and the reality...

Rest in Poetry, Mama Maya: a tribute to Warrior Poet Maya Angelou

  By Tiny, daughter of Dee We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." ..Maya Angelou The Art of Fiction No. 119, the...

The racism lurking beneath the Santa Barbara killer’s rage

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson May 27, 2014 -- There was no surprise that in between U.C. Santa Barbara's mass murderer Elliot Rodger's warped, sick,...

Undocumented, uninsured, and in debt for life

By Jesus E. Valenzuela-Felix Editor’s Note: California Senator Ricardo Lara’s (D- Huntington Park/Long Beach) Health For All Bill (SB 1005) – it would make all...

Picking Cotton, Playing Pro Basketball, or Being the President of the United States. Hmmmm…..

By Eva Paterson This is personal. The Clippers beat the Golden State Warriors. I watched the beginning of the game along with most of the nation...

Donald Sterling is No Abberation

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson APRIL 28, 2014 -- Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling is no aberration. On an audio recording that allegedly captures...