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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 [...]
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Barbara Lee Announces $16M in Federal Health Grants

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) announced this week that a total of $15,926,537 in Department of Health and Human Services grant funding to Bay Area community health care providers. These grants will allow Alameda County Health [...]