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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

Now, more than ever, truth matters

Separating fact from fiction can actually be done.

Now, more than ever, truth matters

By Bill Lueders

A few weeks back, Time magazine ran a story titled, “The Truth Is Out There in 2016. Way Out There.” It begins with a vignette about a Donald Trump backer in North Carolina who believes climate change is a hoax, drug cartels control the government and, because it has just popped up as a headline on his so-called smartphone, that Obama has announced plans to seek a third presidential term.

Educating students on civic engagement

King stands today a caricature of the movement he helped to define

Educating students on civic engagement

By Yohuru Williams

Remembering the late Muhammad Ali, New York Times reporter Robert Lipsyte described how the brash young champion, who stood for civil rights and social justice early in his career, was morphed by the media and his admirers into “something of a secular saint, a legend in soft focus” by the time of his death.

Why Oakland is worried over Uber

Unfortunately, It’s not clear that Uber wants to bother.

Tech-based companies from Apple to Uber generate great wealth while turning whole industries upside down. Today, my town, Oakland, California, worries that this is what Uber will do to our community.

Uber will soon move into an enormous new headquarters in a former downtown department store. The hope of many in Oakland is that the city and Uber can create a model for how companies and communities can work together to benefit all. Many of us in Oakland hope the company will work with us to create a true “Uber Oakland”—diverse and vibrant.

School choice vs. civil rights

National civil rights organizations are divided over this issue.

Make no mistake: There is a civil war going on in the black community. On the one side are charter school operators, foundations run by billionaires and “school choice” movement leaders who support the private control of public schools, as envisioned by economist Milton Friedman in the 1950s. On the other side are parents, students and community members who are demanding true equity and democracy in our public schools.

Do Latino Lives Matter?

For as long as I can remember, Latino lives have not mattered much in this country.

I know the dangers that come with being a Latino man. I grew up in South Central Los Angeles, where I faced racial profiling and stereotyping from an early age.

Kids who looked like me, especially if they were wearing baggy pants or a white t-shirt, were likely to be followed and pulled over by the police. Worse, we were always in danger of getting shot by members of gangs.