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Cruz Hernandez and Pabla Lobos sit in their home in Oakland, holding up photos of their sons in El Salvador. They are still in the process of resettling their sons through the International Rescue Committee. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Immigration Program Allows Central American Families to Bring Minors in Danger to the U.S. International Rescue Committee gives families the chance to reunite across borders

Cruz Hernandez and his wife Pabla Lobos haven’t seen their sons since the couple left El Salvador 16 years ago and resettled in Oakland.   “The truth is it’s really hard,” said Hernandez in an [...]
Carroll Fife

Oakland Activist Seeks Funding to Join Democratic Party Platform Committee in Philadelphia

Activist Carroll Fife recently received a message with some unexpected, exciting news.   “I got a text last week saying ‘congratulations,’” said Fife. “It had my name on a paper that said ‘Clinton and Sanders’ [...]
(L to R): Sandré Swanson, Barbara Lee and Nate Miley

Nate Miley Wins Reelection; Swanson Will Face Skinner in November Election

In the battle for the open 9th district seat in the State Senate, Democrats Sandré Swanson and Nancy Skinner will face a rematch in November. Skinner won 47 percent of the vote while Swanson received [...]
Barbara Lee Sandre Swanson

California’s Voter Registration Deadline Is May 23 To vote in the Presidential Primary Election on June 7, you have to make sure you are registered to vote

Congresswoman Barbara Lee and former Assemblymember Sandré Swanson are encouraging you to register before the California deadline on Monday, May 23.     Those who want to vote in Alameda County should call (510) 267-8683.
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Anti-Slavery Activist Harriet Tubman New Face of $20 Bill Obama flips “Script” with Underground Railroad conductor “up front,” puts Pres. Jackson on the back

Harriet Tubman, born Araminta Ross, was a conductor of the Underground Railroad, which help slaves escape to freedom. She will be replacing President Andrew Jackson, who defended slavery, as the new face of the $20 [...]
The #ByeAnita hashtag was part of a successful social media campaign encouraging Chicagoans to vote against State's Attorney Anita Alvarez. (Photo by Sarah Jane Rhee).

Movement for Black Lives Notches Major Win in Chicago Race Elected officials who are “deaf to our cries” will be voted out, say activists

By Kim Bellware, Huffington Post and other sources   Chicago’s States Attorney Anita Alvarez was ousted in the Democratic primary Tuesday night by challenger Kim Foxx (D), who now eyes a November bid for the [...]
Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Photo by Jon Chase, Harvard staff photographer.

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder to Attend State of the Union

By Lauren Burke, NBC News   Alicia Garza, one of the three female founders of Black Lives Matter, will be the guest of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) at President Obama’s last State of the Union [...]