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Congresswoman Lee Applauds EPA’s Decision to Cut Power Plants Carbon Pollution

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) is praising the Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. “The Obama Administration’s decision to begin cutting carbon emissions from power plants is an important step on [...]
Actress Vanessa Williams and POST reporter Jesse Brooks.

Black AIDS Institute Celebrates 15th Anniversary in Hollywood

Hollywood rolled out the red carpet to fight HIV/AIDS as the Black AIDS Institute celebrated its 15th anniversary. The gala, held in Hollywood at the Director’s Guild of America, included a reception, silent auction and [...]
Graduates celebrate their achievements together at the College Bound Brotherhood Ceremony. Photo: Tiffany Price, Kapor Center for Social Impact.

College Bound Brotherhood Celebrates Graduates

Representing high schools from as far away as Pittsburgh and Pebble Beach, some 120 graduating high school students participated Tuesday night at the College Bound Brotherhood’s graduation celebration at the Kaiser Center in Oakland.
Photo courtesy of www.movementphotographer.com.

Supporters of $12.25/hr. Minimum Wage Submit Signatures for Fall Ballot

Supporters of a ballot initiative to raise Oakland’s minimum wage of $12.25 an hour announced they will submit their signatures to qualify for the November ballot to the City Clerk’s office on Friday morning.
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Assembly Candidate Pamela Price Speaks in San Rafael

Pamela Price, a candidate for the open seat in 15th Assembly District, recently spoke with members of the Marin African-American Professional Network (MAAPN). The talk was earlier this month at the Embassy Suite Hotel in [...]
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Congresswoman Lee Receives Honorary Doctorate

Congresswoman Barbara Lee was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the American Baptist Seminary of the West (ABSW) during its 143rd commencement ceremony last weekend at the Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church in Oakland.
Students recognized by the Peralta Association of African American Affairs recognized nine students this year: Berkeley City College
- Robyn Walker, Troy Dotson and Theresa Ary; College of Alameda – Randi Elaine Stewart and Selma Adam; Laney College
-Erica Thompson and Eddie Heard; Merritt College
-Shalita Williams and Corey Spears.

Peralta Honors African American Scholarship Recipients

The Peralta Association of African American Affairs recently held its 16th annual scholarship reception. With a record number of applicants, the association on May 2 recognized and awarded a total of $4,500 to nine African [...]