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President Barack Obama meets Ethiopian
President Mulatu Teshome. Photo courtesy
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President and Barbara Lee Visit Ethiopia and Kenya Obama: “I’m Proud To Be the First Kenyan-American President”

  By NBC News and Post Staff     President Barack Obama spoke proudly of his Kenyan heritage before a raucous and affectionate crowd in Nairobi.     “I am proud to be the first [...]
From left, Deborah Day, children's book vendor, Laney College President Dr. Elnora T. Webb, Almaz Yihdego, director of Y.E.S. (Youth Empowerment Services after school program), and poet Marvin X .

Laney College President Webb Speaks at Youth Empowerment Fundraiser

    The Youth Empowerment Services (YES) afterschool program fundraising event was presented this past Sunday at Humanist Hall in Oakland.     Speakers and community members at the event included Orville Ellis, a teacher [...]
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City Declares Humanist Hall a Neighborhood Nuisance Gentrifying neighborhood threatens historic venue’s survival, according to staff.

  Humanist Hall, a non-theistic church that has been a cultural resource for under-served communities in Oakland since 1941, has been designated a public nuisance by the City of Oakland, based on complaints of neighborhood [...]