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Congresswoman Barbara Lee posed with her hands up in response to the injustice in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, tragedies that she says, “have been happening for many years.”

Congresswoman Lee Named “Most Valuable House Member” in The Nation’s 2014 Honor Roll

The Nation, the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, has named Congresswoman Barbara Lee the “Most Valuable House Member” calling her a “full-spectrum advocate for peace, civil rights, civil liberties and economic [...]
Mayor Jean Quan. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

Mayor Jean Quan Leaves Rich Legacy for Oakland

Jean Quan’s legacy as mayor of Oakland is marked by major improvements in public safety, economic advancement and environmental initiatives in the city. Mayor Quan was the first mayor to work directly with the federal [...]
Speakers lined up at two microphones Wednesday to express their views at the town hall meeting orgnaized by Black Elected Officials and Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Town Hall Meeting Seeks Solutions to Police Impunity

A town hall meeting seeking solutions to the “strained relations between law enforcement and our communities” was held Wednesday night, hosted by Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and Black Elected Officials and Faith Based Leaders [...]
Ava Urrea, 4.

Raiders Menelik Watson Donates Game Check to Sick 4-year-old

Raiders offensive tackle Menelik Watson donated his week 16 game check, which equates to a gross amount of more than $36,000, to a sick 4-year old girl and her family. Touchdown Dreams, a program founded [...]