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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 [...]
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Congresswoman Lee Commemorates MLK’s Legacy

Congresswoman Barbara Lee joined hundreds of celebrants to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and mark the reopening of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. Below are her remarks from the occasion:First, [...]