Photo credit: Brooke Anderson What if our response to climate change created healthier communities? Could healthier habits lessen climate change...
Having been raised in the cultural melting pot of Oakland, California, Carmen Murray grew up imbued with a distinct sense of community and a desire to...
It's time to take off the kid gloves when talking about certain 'taboo' subjects in the Black church. We've shunned away from sharing with congregations about life experiences that can really change the lives of people and development them mentally, spiritually and emotionally.
It's up to educators, families and community partners to step up to this challenge and partner with our state and district leaders to realize the community schools vision for our public schools - a vision that unites school, family, and community for young people's success.
I'm African American on my mother's side, and I'm a Russian, Polish Jew from my father. In a world where we're so often told black and white issues don't exist, I have been coerced into telling the world that's exactly what I am: A black and white issue.
So the next time someone tells you how much they love this city ask them if they REALLY put on the for The Town. Our people are out here dying. If we aren't adding value, then we are part of the problem. These streets are a zero sum game. There is no sideline.
By: Pendarvis Harshaw Adan Faudoa is 24 and grew up in the Bay Area. He didn't always think he'd be a tech guy. His dad had other plans for him. "...
Not taking himself, his music, or life too seriously, Nick Noro went from the adrenaline-fueled, aggressive and pulse-raising world of hardcore metal to the head-bobbing beats and flows of hip hop.
Actress and Oakland native Rolanda Bell opens up about her absent father and the play produced by the Ubuntu Theater Project that brought them back together.
"If you hit a fork in the road, take it" is one of the late Yogi Berra's greatest lines, and, for me, it really captures the dilemma -- and the opportunity -- facing the Bay Area as we move deeper into the 21st Century.
Our schools are creating pipelines to violence and incarceration instead of pathways to opportunity and success. Once ensnared, it's hard to escape from the system; juvenile incarceration is the strongest predictor of adult incarceration.
Every day The Pollination Project provides a seed grant of $1000 to a social change visionary who is making their community and the world a more sust...
In Wayne County, Michigan, a teen named Debbie sat down for her weekly meeting with Juvenile Justice Specialist, Susan Wiley. "Have you been drug screening as you've been required to?" Wiley asked.
At the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center in San Leandro California, Assistant Superintendent Brian Hopson led a tour through the huge, 360-bed juvenile detention center. Nearly half the beds were empty. Hopson's footsteps echoed down the hall as he unlocked a door to an unoccupied unit.
When they're short on guards, supervisors sometimes run what they call split recs -- basically dividing recreation, exercise, and dinner time in half. Fifteen kids come out while the other 15 remain in their cells.
On August 18th, 2015 Congresswoman Barbara Lee held a community forum at Brookins AME Church in Oakland, CA to discuss policing, church shootings, and racist policies in America. Watch.