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.
By Harry Brill On Tuesday, June 10, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to enact Berkeley’s first minimum wage law that covers the vast majority of employees who work in city.
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. 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 [...]
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 [...]
Coping with terminal illness can be very difficult – for the patient as well as his or her loved ones. That’s why I want to pass along some information about Medicare’s coverage of hospice care. [...]
President Obama recently announced the appointment of Jason Young, Co-Founder and CEO of MindBlown Labs, to his Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. MindBlown Labs has developed a cutting edge solution to financial [...]
It’s the talk of which watercoolers are made. On April 25, an audio-recorded conversation “surfaced,” between then-Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his purported mistress V. Stiviano. On the tape, Sterling is heard reprimanding [...]
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 [...]
It’s a shocking fact: nine of the 10 states with the highest AIDS fatalities are now in the South. In North Carolina, with the eighth highest percentage of Blacks in the nation, 22 percent of [...]