Interview, Dr. Joseph Marshall / Street Soldiers Radio Posted: Jul 16, 2013

Editor’s Note: In an excerpt from an interview with Street Soldiers radio host Dr. Joseph Marshall, Oakland-based civil rights attorney John Burris discusses the recent not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin murder case. Burris is the attorney who represented the [...]

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Question & Answer, Nicole Hudley

Editor’s Note: Last August, an explosion and fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif. sent a vaporized plume into the sky and into surrounding communities that reportedly sent 15,000 people to emergency rooms. The fire and toxic release sparked both state and federal investigations that traced the root-cause to [...]

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Commentary • Pendarvis Harshaw

OAKLAND, Calif. — The crowd let out a monstrous applause just before the private screening of Fruitvale Station began inside Oakland’s Grand Lake Theatre. The majority of the audience then turned away from the screen, toward the back left corner of the room to honor Oscar Grant’s mother. I saw her [...]

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News Feature,  Adrienne Chainey

Happy Third of July, Richmond! As odd as it seems, the City of Richmond puts on their official fireworks show every year on the third and not the fourth – but nevertheless, the celebration has become a special event, where spectators are treated to a live performance by the Oakland East Bay [...]

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Profile, Monet Boyd

On the outside, Corey Mason is a regular fellow with long thick hair, which he wears pulled back in a ponytail. His “uniform” almost always consists of some sort of inspirational t-shirt, with black pants and comfortable shoes. His braided goatee makes slight movements every time he speaks.

On the inside, he [...]

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First Person, Rosa Solorzano, New America Media Posted: Jul 03, 2013

Photo: Alvaro Mauricio Solorzano in his BART uniform, with his children outside their home in Pittsburg, Calif. circa 1980.

OAKLAND – I was raised riding BART. My father, Alvaro Mauricio Solorzano, landed a job with Bay Area Rapid Transit when I was [...]

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