African arts showcase at UC Berkeley

The spirit of Africa was alive at the African Arts Society's "Showcase" on November 20 at UC Berkeley.

Ready to Learn Fun Fair

Children enjoyed face painting, legos and storytelling at the Ready to Learn Fun Fair at Peralta Elementary School in Oakland.

Occupy Oakland calls for West Coast Port Shutdown

Organizers say Port owners are "1%." Port begs to keep the Ports Open for 99% workers.

Oakland Labor Day BBQ hosts good time for 'fam bam'

The "I am Oakland" collective hosted the Labor Day Fam Bam BBQ at Mosswood Park on September 6.

Protest against censorship of Palestinian Children's Art

In response to censorship of Palestinian children's art by an Oakland art museum, dozens came out to protest in Oakland.

RIP Peabo Wellington

College of Alameda student Jepeabo Wellington was murdered days before the school year began.

Students gain college acceptance at Black College Fair

Hundreds of young people attended the third annual Black College Fair at Laney College, the second year the Oakland community college has hosted the event.

America is ready for Obama

Letter to the Editor

America is ready for Obama

America is ready to have a president that represents all Americans. America is ready to have a President who knows what it is like to grow up in a single parent home on welfare.

America is ready to have a President who knows what it is like to go to live with grandparents when it is necessary for a better home environment. America is ready for a president who will reward employers who create and revive industries here in the United States and penalize those employers who are shipping industries to foreign countries robbing our country of jobs, taxes and the dignity of honest work.

Americans are ready for a President who will put “his money where his mouth is” and fund education initiatives that work to prepare Americans for “high and low tech jobs”. Americans are ready for a president who represents the proverbial “melting pot” that this country was supposed to become before the horrors of slavery by race and Jim Crow laws became the reality.

America is ready for Barack Obama to be President and I am so proud that he has chosen to identify himself to be Black.

The King of England didn’t voluntarily give the colonies their independence.
The southern states didn’t voluntarily give up their slaves.
The segregated schools didn’t voluntarily allow African Americans to enroll.
The citizens of American can’t wait for the bigots of this country to decide that it is the right time for a Black American is be President.


James Menifee
Instructional Assistant, CIS Computer Lab
Laney College, Oakland, CA

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