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The tech diversity panel included (left to right): Van Jones, president and co-founder of Dream Corps; Angel Rich, founder of Wealth Factor; Harrison Harvey, student at Head Royce High School, Oakland; Olivia Zama, student at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Maryland; Jamal Simmons, co-founder of; and Andrea Hoffman, founder and CEO of Culture Shift Labs. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Diversity Panel Addresses Need for Black Youth in Tech

  It is no secret that the tech industry is growing. However, the dismal numbers of African Americans in the industry continues to be a problem that politicians with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are [...]
Pope Francis is escorted by President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters upon arrival to the U.S. from Cuba on Sept. 22, 2015. Photo: Getty Images.

Pope Francis Visits Homeless in D.C.

Courtesy of NPR and news reports   Pope Francis, fresh from a historic speech before a joint meeting of Congress, had lunch with homeless and low-income people at Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C. on Sept. [...]
Organizers with the East 12th coalition unveil their proposal for affordable housing at the East 12th Street Remainder Parce.

Neighborhood Coalition Submits Proposal for East 12th Street Development

The East 12th Wishlist team, powered by the neighborhood group Eastlake United for Justice (EUJ), submitted its proposal to Oakland City Council for the construction of 98 exclusively affordable housing units on the publicly owned [...]
East Oakland residents and members of ACCE lead Mayor Libby Schaaf on a tour of a flatland neighborhood street, pointing out the poor road conditions. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

East Oakland Residents Take Mayor Schaaf on Tour of Neglected Flatland Streets

On Saturday morning, dozens of East Oakland residents gathered in Elmhurst Park to await the arrival of Mayor Libby Schaaf, who had been invited to take a brief tour to witness what neighbors describe as [...]
Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Congressional Black Caucus Releases Report on Health Disparities

The Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust has released “The 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America,” an official Congressional analysis of the state of African American health in the U.S. that offers a blueprint [...]