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Congresswoman Lee Accepts “Live the Wage” Challenge

Congresswoman Barbara Lee has accepted the “Live the Wage” challenge hosted by the Raise the Wage Coalition. “I hope by accepting this challenge, I will bring greater attention to the need to raise the minimum [...]
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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Announces $900K STEM Grant

Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) announced Alameda-based Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) will receive a $899,841grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase enrollment and retention of women in community [...]
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Book by UC Berkeley Professor Puts “Mass Incarceration on Trial”

By Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed The United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. It has come down a sliver over the past six years: the all-time peak rate [...]
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and President Barack Obama held a news conference recently to launch the Brain Initiative, a $100 million challenge to uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. Photo by Chuck Kennedy/White House.

Untangling Brain Circuits in Mental Illness

By Louise Chu, UCSF News Depression. Anxiety Disorders. Addiction. They’re some of the most common conditions affecting people’s health, and for millions with the most severe cases, conventional treatments such as psychotherapy and medication don’t [...]
Children in Detroit attend a rally against water shut-offs in the city on June 20. Photograph by Justin Wedes.

Turning Off Poor Detroiters’ Water Violates Human Rights, Says United Nations

By Kate Abbey-Lambertz, Huffington Post Detroit’s been shutting off water to customers who reportedly can’t afford to pay their bills, and United Nations experts said Wednesday it’s a violation of human rights.The UN responded after [...]
Julieanna Richardson, founder and executive director of The HistoryMakers, left, interviewing poet, author, playwright, film director, activist Dr. Maya Angelou; courtesy of The HistoryMakers Collection at the Library of Congress.

Library of Congress Acquires African-American Oral History Video Collection

The Library of Congress has the donation of a video archive of thousands of hours of interviews—The HistoryMakers—that captures African-American life, history and culture as well as the struggles and achievements of the black experience.
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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 [...]
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez on Tuesday visited Cypress Mandela Training Center at 2229 Poplar St. in Oakland. L to R: Congressperson Barbara Lee; Perez; Art Shanks, executive director of Cypress Mandela; and Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of the Oakland Private Industry Council, which established the center in 1993 in response to the devastation caused by the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Photo by Ken Epstein.

U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Cypress Mandela Training Center

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Tuesday visited the Cypress Mandela Training Center in Oakland, a nationally recognized program that helps expand opportunities for workers and strengthens the pipeline [...]
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UCLA Report: How School Segregation Persists 60 Years After Brown v Board of Education

Marking the 60th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v Board of Education, UCLA’s Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles (CRP) assessed the nation’s progress in addressing school segregation in a new report [...]