Courtney Ruby: Oakland Auditor Quit Running For Mayor After Racism Claims, Back In

Courtney Ruby, the Oakland Auditor, likes punishment; that’s the only logical reason available for why she elected (no pun intended) to announce that she’s back in the Oakland Mayor’s Race, … Read More

Oakland honors pioneering black aviator – Contra Costa Times

Oakland honors pioneering black aviatorContra Costa TimesBarbara Lee, D-Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan and City Councilmember Larry Reid. “Bessie Coleman was a trailblazer, an inspiration and the finest example of the … Read More

Oakland honors pioneering black aviator – Inside Bay Area

Oakland honors pioneering black aviatorInside Bay AreaBarbara Lee, D-Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan and City Councilmember Larry Reid. “Bessie Coleman was a trailblazer, an inspiration and the finest example of the … Read More

Boxers and politicians stop fighting to support Cleveland Clinic brain injury study – The Plain Dealer

The Plain DealerWASHINGTON, D.C. – Rival politicians, boxers, and martial arts fighters stopped beating up on each other for roughly an hour on Tuesday to find common ground in support … Read More

Jason Reid: Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant making an impressive run to the NBA … – Washington Post

Washington PostDon’t say Oklahoma City Thunder all-star forward Kevin Durant is on a roll, because that would imply his great performance will eventually end. The evidence suggests this could be … Read More

Chiefs spark rest vs. rust debate heading into playoffs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAndy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs enter the playoffs coming off a virtual Week 17 bye when the coach rested 20 of 22 starters in the regular-season finale. Few would … Read More

Chiefs go away from Jamaal Charles in crunch time – Tulsa World

Tulsa WorldKansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) runs against Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. … Read More

Jaromir Jagr scores No. 693 as Devils beat Senators – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jaromir Jagr scored his 693rd career goal, Reid Boucher netted his first in the NHL and the New Jersey Devils beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 … Read More

Coliseum City Oakland Gets Bay Investment Group: Rashid Al Malik, Colony Capital LLC

The Coliseum City Project (the focus of an Oakland City Council closed session meeting today) just got the “middle eastern investor” Oakland District Seven Councilmember Larry Reid was working on … Read More

Joe Tuman Runs For Mayor Of Oakland

Joe Tuman, the professor and political television commentator, Oaklander, and friend of this blogger, finally decided to run for Mayor Of Oakland for a second time, and after almost saying … Read More

Pat Kernighan: Oakland Council President Continues Racist Agenda v. Councilmember Desley Brooks

UPDATE: Oakland’s Kernighan Ignores Info Exonerating Desley Brooks From Censure Oakland Councilmember Pat Kernighan (District Two) has elected to push an agenda identified by many as racist, in the action … Read More

Make Oakland Better Now! Mayor’s Budget: Two Proposed Amendments – Part 2

Make Oakland Better Now! will be present at the next Oakland City Council Meeting on June 13th at 6:30pm to urge the City Council to adopt the Mayor’s proposed budget with … Read More

Make Oakland Better Now! : The Mayor’s Budget And Two Proposed Amendments – Part 1

On June 13, Make Oakland Better Now! will be present at the Oakland City Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m., urging the City Council to adopt the Mayor’s proposed budget with … Read More

Oakland City Auditor Report Spiked As Ruby Rumors Of Mayoral Run

The Oakland City Auditor Report that alleged that Councilmembers Larry Reid (District 7) and Desley Brooks (District 6) were acting in violation of the City Charter in various ways was … Read More

Alex Smith Goes To Kansas City To Run Read-Option Like 49ers

Yes. Alex Smith, now the quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, is going to run a Kansas City Offense that will incorporate the read-option and the Pistol Formation. And, ah, … Read More

Eric Reid Interview: SF 49ers NFL Draft 1st Round Pick, LSU

Eric Reid: SF 49ers NFL Draft 1st Round Pick – LSU Eric Reid, the LSU Safety and college student, and father to a lovely young daughter, became the San … Read More

Gun Control Fails In Senate, Harry Reid, Heidi Heitkamp Lets Dems Down

Gun Control: expanded background checks fail to pass in the Senate. Democrats, you can thank Harry Reid, who once again let the party down and allowed himself to be wuss … Read More

Oakland City Auditor’s Report A Racist Attack On Black Councilmembers

UPDATE: Courtney Ruby rumored to be gearing up to run for Mayor of Oakland. The Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby has presided over the preparation of a report entitled “Non‐Interference … Read More

Black Football Coaches Should Sue NCAA NFL Over Hiring Practices

Black Football Coaches Should Sue NCAA NFL As of now, the NFL’s available coaching jobs are being filled, and not one of the current hires is black. By contrast, … Read More

Oakland News: Oakland A’s At Top 2012 Stories, NYE Tips

Oakland News is back but this may not be the last one of 2012 just yet. As this blog is made, this blogger’s visiting his mother in Chicago. Christmas was … Read More

Oakland News: Kaplan, Kalb, McElhaney, Gallo, Reid, Parker Win

The latest Oakland news is that the Oakland City Council elections went to Rebecca Kaplan for At Large, Dan Kalb for District One, Lynette McElhaney for District Three, Noel Gallo … Read More

Larry Reid For Oakland City Council District 7 Reelection

Frankly, this should not be an issue, but Oaklanders living in District 7 should reelect Oakland’s long-time, legendary City Councilmember, and Council President Larry Reid. This blogger has known Larry … Read More

Doing the O-Line Shuffle in Bmore…

Yes, my bottom is still recovering from Sunday’s ugly loss to the Houston Texans, but while I am recovering, the Baltimore Ravens are problem-solving and desperately figuring out how to … Read More

Senator Chuck Grassley Lies, Says Sen. Harry Reid Breaking Law On

Senator Chuck Grassley on is a video social media site designed, from first glance, as a cross between Quora and YouTube, with a little thrown in. In … Read More

Reid, Kaplan, Sullivan Get Oakland Tribune Endorsement; Juarez Doesn’t

The last time the Oakland Tribune weighed in with endorsements in a local election, they had zero impact: people just don’t read the newspapers like they used to and the … Read More

Baltimore Ravens Prep For Bird Battle In Philly

After a huge win against the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night, the Ravens head to Philadelphia to face the Eagles on Sunday. The Ravens are fortunate that their injury list is … Read More

Jane Brunner Gets Oakland Police Endorsement For City Attorney

A bit of an Oakland shocker until you think about it: Oakland Councilmember Jane Brunner just landed the endorsement of the Oakland Police Union called the Oakland Police Officers Association. … Read More

Oakland Councilmember Reid’s 16-Minute Tirade Against Mayor Jean Quan #Oakland

Here’s the video – a classic: For the record, Larry Reid is the President Of The Oakland City Council and after his initial reaction to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s claim … Read More

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s Disastrous 100-Blocks Press Conference – Full Video

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan returned from a trip to Brazil and in general a number of travel obligations that kept her out of Oakland far more than she was in … Read More

Oakland News: Coliseum City Approved, Abel Guillen Wins DFA Oakland Straw Poll

The Oakland City Council approved the Oakland Coliseum City project at last night’s Oakland City Council meeting. The idea, a much needed and long overdue overhaul of the Oakland Coliseum … Read More