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Vice President Joe Biden made a visit to Oakland on Friday, April 10 and spoke with students, who are also military veterans, in PG&E's PowerPathway program, a six-week training that he says is important to advancing the national workforce. From left, IBEW Local 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell, PowerPathway student Elizabeth Torres, Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Libby Schaaf, and PG&E Chairman, CEO and President Tony Earley. Photo: Ashley Chambers.

Vice President Biden Visits Oakland, Praises PG&E Program Program Trains Veterans and Unemployed

Students in the PG&E PowerPathway workforce development program have the opportunity to gain the skills needed to work in the utility industry – as welders, linemen, gas service representatives, and other positions – building a [...]
People look at the Permanent Memorial to Honour the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, "The Ark of Return", after the unveiling event at the U.N. headquarters in New York, March 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz.

UN Unveils Memorial to Victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade

United Nations officials have unveiled a permanent memorial at the world body’s New York Headquarters to the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade which they acknowledged was one of the most horrific tragedies [...]
Book cover of "International Migration, US Immigration Law and Civil Society: From the Colonial Era to the 113th Congress."

USF to Host Panel on Immigration

The University of San Francisco (USF) is partnering with the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) to host a panel discussion on US immigration history, policy and civil society.
President Obama, third from left, walks holding hands with Amelia Boynton, who was beaten during Bloody Sunday, as they, the First Family and others, including Rep. John Lewis (D-GA.), walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.

President Obama, 20,000 mark 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights clash in Selma, Alabama Obama Says, "Our Work is Never Done"

Leading thousands of marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL, President Barack Obama paid tribute to the men and women that stood their ground in the face of violent attacks March 7, 1965 [...]
Individuals seeking housing line up at a San Francisco homeless shelter.

Feds Awards City $25.6 Million in Grants for Homeless Programs

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded San Francisco $25.6 million in HUD’s Continuum of Care grants to fund 60 San Francisco-based organizations and a variety of housing and services including transitional and [...]

U.S. Postal Service Dedicates Robert R. Taylor Black Heritage Stamp

The US Postal Service has added Robert R. Taylor, the U.S.’s first academically trained African American architect, to their Black Heritage Stamp series.   In a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum last week, [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Photo courtesy of Congresswoman Barbara Lee's office.

Attorney General Holder Visits Oakland to Build Community Trust 

Congresswoman Barbara Lee welcomed Attorney General Eric Holder to Oakland Thursday for a roundtable discussion around building trust between the community and law enforcement.     The conversation, held in the Ronald V. Dellums Federal [...]
California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Kamala Harris to run for U.S. Senate

By Alex Seitz-Wald, MSNBC California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Tuesday became the first major candidate to formally declare her intention to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer. She will [...]

Bay Area Groups Call for 96 Hours of Action to “Reclaim King’s Legacy”, Jan. 16-19

Hundreds of people from more than two-dozen groups associated with the Anti-Police Terror Project (APTP) will join thousands around the country in 96 hours of action over the Martin Luther King Weekend, Jan. 16-19.In response [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee posed with her hands up in response to the injustice in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, tragedies that she says, “have been happening for many years.”

Congresswoman Lee Named “Most Valuable House Member” in The Nation’s 2014 Honor Roll

The Nation, the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, has named Congresswoman Barbara Lee the “Most Valuable House Member” calling her a “full-spectrum advocate for peace, civil rights, civil liberties and economic [...]