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Fernando Valenzeula Becomes Ambassador for Immigration Program

Courtesy of CBS-LA   Former Dodgers legend Fernando Valenzuela was appointed by President Obama to become a Presidential Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization, 34 years after “Fernandomania” swept across Los Angeles.
Pope Francis is escorted by President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters upon arrival to the U.S. from Cuba on Sept. 22, 2015. Photo: Getty Images.

Pope Francis Visits Homeless in D.C.

Courtesy of NPR and news reports   Pope Francis, fresh from a historic speech before a joint meeting of Congress, had lunch with homeless and low-income people at Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C. on Sept. [...]
Organizers with the East 12th coalition unveil their proposal for affordable housing at the East 12th Street Remainder Parce.

Neighborhood Coalition Submits Proposal for East 12th Street Development

The East 12th Wishlist team, powered by the neighborhood group Eastlake United for Justice (EUJ), submitted its proposal to Oakland City Council for the construction of 98 exclusively affordable housing units on the publicly owned [...]
East Oakland residents and members of ACCE lead Mayor Libby Schaaf on a tour of a flatland neighborhood street, pointing out the poor road conditions. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

East Oakland Residents Take Mayor Schaaf on Tour of Neglected Flatland Streets

On Saturday morning, dozens of East Oakland residents gathered in Elmhurst Park to await the arrival of Mayor Libby Schaaf, who had been invited to take a brief tour to witness what neighbors describe as [...]
Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Congressional Black Caucus Releases Report on Health Disparities

The Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust has released “The 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America,” an official Congressional analysis of the state of African American health in the U.S. that offers a blueprint [...]