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Colin Kaepernick Visits High School To Support Protest Of National Anthem

Colin Kaepernick honestly may have never planned for his protest to spread to anyone else. Even if he did, he probably didn’t think that it would turn into a national practice being displayed on various levels of multiple sports. But that’s the situation we’re in and he’s giving his support back to those who have supported his decision to protest the National Anthem.

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Oakland’s Police Department Is A Cautionary Tale For Other Cities

The police department in Oakland, California is currently in what can only be called one of the biggest upheavals in recent memory. In just 8 days, three different police chiefs have stepped down from the position following the revelation of  both a sex scandal and an investigation into racist text messages, according to CNN.

Mayor Libby Schaaf is in the middle of an uphill battle to transform a department that was apparently run more like a frat house than anything else. But this may be a case other police departments should watch closely because it could become an example of how to (or not to) move forward in their own districts.

#Black Brunch: Disrupting White Spaces

Black Brunch NYC (Photo courtesy of Black Brunch NYC)

Black Brunch NYC (Photo courtesy of Black Brunch NYC)

From Oakland to New York, young protesters are taking it to brunch.

Over the weekend, protesters entered popular eateries in New York and Oakland and called out the names of those killed by police violence.

According to the Washington Post, more than thirty participants filled the restaurants. The disruptions lasted for four-and-a-half minutes to represent the four-and-a-half hours that Michael Brown was left in the street after being killed by former Ferguson, Missouri officer, Darren Wilson.

Oakland firefighter says he was racially profiled by police officer

 

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A black Oakland firefighter has filed a complaint with the Oakland Police Department after he and his young sons were detained by a white police officer outside of his job.

Veteran firefighter Keith Jones and his sons who are 9 and 12, were walking back to their SUV at Station 29. A fire crew responding to a call had forgot to close the garage door. Jones went to secure everything.

That was when he encountered the officer. 

Oakland Youth Speak Truth to Power at NAACP Leadership Conference

Youth in the Oakland community had the opportunity at the “OAKLAND NAACP Youth Leadership Conference” to ask adults the tough questions about what is happening in their community.

This was not only a stage for youth inquiry, but it was also a space for youth voice to be amplified and heard.

The youth spoke to Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, OPD lieutenant Kirk Coleman, Assistant District Attorney Terry Wiley, and the president of the Black Youth Leadership Project, Loreen Pryor.

From Laney Tower:

“No adults can speak to this panel!” facilitator Martin L. McWilson said to the grown-ups in the audience.