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Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

Ask me about my brothers and sisters who are being persecuted all over the World! My skin color does not matter, nor does theirs, because everyone has RED BLOOD coming out when they are killed for not denying Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. You are speaking of discrimination, which is temporary. Start thinking bigger, like martyrdom, which is more important than any single thing in this life. Birth control? Seriously? You are a young person who should be thanking Jesus for your life.

Posted by Mrs. K. D. on 11/24/2016 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Art Gallery Grifter: How White Walls Owner Justin Giarla Scammed Artists Out Of Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars, Then Disappeared

I was never paid for works sold (by Cerasoli LeBasse gallery, L.A.) at Aqua Art Fair Miami in 2008. I've given up but I'm still miffed...

Posted by jenniferdavis on 11/24/2016 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

Write your local and state official, I mean WRITE them a letter. I agree, Cat, you are splendid, my dear!
#ViVaLaRevolucion

Posted by Aimee Morrison on 11/24/2016 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

When u meet is your table circular? If not
roundtable8ft@gmail.com

Posted by Padraig OHara on 11/23/2016 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

Well I hope you are all up for it because the same thing was said in 2000

Posted by Laurie Tudela on 11/23/2016 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Congresswoman Barbara Lee on President Trump: 'The Fight is Coming'

I agree we must try to understand one another and work together for the common good, and be thoroughly informed before shooting off opinions (both sides do this far too often).

However, where there is bullying, racism, naked greed, or an orchestrated campaign of lies, we must not be afraid to denounce it, refute it and condemn it in the strongest possible terms.

That is our duty as citizens

Posted by Nora P on 11/20/2016 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Congresswoman Barbara Lee on President Trump: 'The Fight is Coming'

I hope I can take a moment to encourage all readers of this msg to remember that United we stand and Divided we fall.

Clinton presented an incredibly gracious and profound message in defeat to encourage everyone to come together. President Obama delivered a message of focus, determination, encouragement and elegance toward transition to Trump. Trump made humble comments about working together. I look for the strength and positive energy in people and not feed off the negative energy. I never heard anything from anyone of those three (yesterday) about anything other than doing what they believe is right for America and all Americans.

Remember 8 yrs ago America made yet another historical transition. I hope whether your candidate won or lost that you will continue to work together toward unity, eradicating racism, developing trust/humility for others and looking out for the interest of others. Its up to each of you to decide to look Back or look Forward. I challenge you to do what you can to help build American together as every moment we spend against one another is lost time.

In sports you know when the referee makes a call, someone is unhappy. But its about "the next play" not complaining about the call (or potentially wrong call) of the last play. No matter who won yesterday I am and will remain an individual who is proud to be an American and will continue to do whatever I can to make it better.

I am friends with Independents, Republicans and Democrats...we can and MUST get along. Like the movie says we are all different instruments, but "One band, One sound"!

Thank you for listening!

Posted by kaijay on 11/20/2016 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Congresswoman Barbara Lee on President Trump: 'The Fight is Coming'

Thank you for standing in your power just like you did with the Iraq war.

Posted by Tom Taylor on 11/19/2016 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Congresswoman Barbara Lee on President Trump: 'The Fight is Coming'

I am so proud to have you represent me, Representative Barbara Lee. Show us the way to protect and keep our American values. And get rid of the White Supremacists he is allowing to control OUR White House and advise presidential policies.

Posted by Barbara Mullen on 11/19/2016 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Oakland's Ron Dellums on President Trump: 'Step Forward'

Thank you Ron Dellums for these much needed words of inspiration, hope, and guidance. We are fortunate that, you still care - and are willing to continue to be a voice of wisdom and justice. Alan Dones

Posted by Alan Dones on 11/18/2016 at 9:08 PM

Re: “How CalSTRS Investments Influenced Workers to Vote for Donald Trump

Thanks, Ambierce Brose, for the Comment.

If they really believe that folks there are fine with the effects on their towns of "Corporate Governance" investing, maybe CalSTRS board and staff should travel to Canton and to Wisconsin and have a meeting with those affected. Isn't that want Responsible people would do?

Jay Youngdahl

Posted by Jay Youngdahl 1 on 11/18/2016 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Oakland's Ron Dellums on President Trump: 'Step Forward'

I believe in the wisdom of Ron Dellums words in calling on the Left to work with Democratic leadership in defense of the meaning of America and what Lincoln called the "natural better angels of our nature."

He knows the history of Oakland and when those from the Black Community formed a coalition politics to fight job and housing segregation of the day and won extraordinary victories with that coalition politics.

Posted by Jim Mordecai on 11/17/2016 at 11:57 PM

Re: “Kaiser Still Violating Mental Health Laws, Clinicians Say

Sadly Kaiser won't do much except tell you to go to the emergency room. Hmmm...I battle depression and anxiety, and you want me to sit for hours in the waiting room and then hours in the emergency room before someone ever comes to see me and you want me to pay more out of pocket for it? ...no thanks. The soonest appointment with my psych I could get was 3 months away. This is ridiculous!

Posted by Erin Walker on 11/17/2016 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

God Bless ! Insh this is the unity we need to move forward- as the veils continue to lift. We will continue to stand up be heard and be more than advocates for the oppressed.

Posted by Faza il A maal on 11/17/2016 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Congresswoman Barbara Lee on President Trump: 'The Fight is Coming'

Tom - Don't forget that this is the first election after the Voting Rights Act was gutted earlier this year. There were almost 900 fewer polling places and a number of states with histories of voter suppression did their best to set up as many obstacles as possible. I imagine there were a lot of people who "can't" rather than "don't".

Posted by Erin Young on 11/17/2016 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Congresswoman Barbara Lee on President Trump: 'The Fight is Coming'

No weapon formed against us shall or will prosper... Like we used to say when I was a kid dig one ditch better dig two. Gird up and put on the armor....No weapon....United States and the United Nations will come to a head just like Hitler did if America stays on this path ... the world is watching along with those in America who stand for liberty and justice...

Posted by Darlene Price Watts on 11/17/2016 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

Here in Oakland, down with you mi hermana.

Posted by Cecilia510 on 11/17/2016 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Oakland Activist Cat Brooks on President Trump: 'My Revolutionary Prayer'

Cat Brooks, I know you to be an impressive woman, and you have outdone yourself with this statement. Thank you!

Posted by Margaret Cunningham on 11/17/2016 at 1:32 PM

Re: “How CalSTRS Investments Influenced Workers to Vote for Donald Trump

While the actions of CalSTRS are interesting, the leap from that to voting for Trump is tenuous.

This article implies that after the actions of CalSTRS, Relational and Timken resulted in the splitting of the family owned Timken into separate companies that somehow a "disaster" resulted. But TimkenSteel is still in Canton, still producing, and still part of the community. They had a couple of layoffs, in part because the downturn in oil drilling (yeah!) resulted in less demand, but I'd love to see some proof of the other effects. The NYT article is great, and two years old. Perhaps some fact checking on recent events is in order.

In fact Timken and some of its employees, like Trump, place blame on regulation and imports for their sluggish performance. I'd expect that antipathy towards trade agreements and regulation played a large role; CalSTRS role seems minimal.

Posted by Ambierce Brose on 11/17/2016 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Oakland's Ron Dellums on President Trump: 'Step Forward'

Thank you Ron for using your voice to help guide and encourage young folks to keep the legacy alive. Thank you for keeping our focus and drive moving forward.

Posted by Didi Love on 11/17/2016 at 10:20 AM

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