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The tech diversity panel included (left to right): Van Jones, president and co-founder of Dream Corps; Angel Rich, founder of Wealth Factor; Harrison Harvey, student at Head Royce High School, Oakland; Olivia Zama, student at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Maryland; Jamal Simmons, co-founder of CRVIII.com; and Andrea Hoffman, founder and CEO of Culture Shift Labs. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Diversity Panel Addresses Need for Black Youth in Tech

  It is no secret that the tech industry is growing. However, the dismal numbers of African Americans in the industry continues to be a problem that politicians with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are [...]
Jose Alejandre speaks at the Community Forum on Racial Justice on Aug. 18 at Brookins AME Church in Oakland. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Teen Leaders and Rep. Barbara Lee Say: “We Must Speak Up” for Racial Justice

“In order to improve race relations in America, we must speak up. Comfortable silence has gotten us nowhere,” said Alomar Burdick, one of the young panelists speaking at the Community Forum on Racial Justice on [...]
Pastor Chauncey and First Lady Donna Mathews. Photo courtesy of Corinthian Baptist Church.

Corinthian Baptist Church Continues Founder’s Legacy, Celebrates 50 Years

A full house of churchgoers, community and faith leaders recently celebrated the bicentennial of Corinthian Baptist Church in Oakland with an anniversary event that honored the past and the present.
President Barack Obama meets Ethiopian
President Mulatu Teshome. Photo courtesy
of www.haaretz.com.

President and Barbara Lee Visit Ethiopia and Kenya Obama: “I’m Proud To Be the First Kenyan-American President”

  By NBC News and Post Staff President Barack Obama spoke proudly of his Kenyan heritage before a raucous and affectionate crowd in Nairobi.   “I am proud to be the first American president to [...]
Affordable housing complex in Oakland.

OP-ED: We Must Build Pathways Out of Poverty

By Congresswoman Barbara Lee   An article in the recent Post Newspaper, “Oakland is Losing Its Racial, Age and Economic Diversity,” highlights the growing crisis of income inequality in our communities and our country.
Sylvia Young, Felecia Greenly, Kristina Wong, Cynthia Cary-Grant, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Sylvia Britt, Nikia Harris, Shirley Gainey, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Gerri Robinson, Denise Jones, Agripina Alejandres and Jamila Guess at the WORLD offices in Oakland.

Congresswoman Robin Kelly Supports Local Services for Women Living with HIV

Congresswoman Barbara Lee recently welcomed Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Illinois), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, to the East Bay. Congresswomen Lee and Kelly, both members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), visited Women [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee speaks with seniors at the West Oakland Senior Center. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee “Fighting the Good Fight”

Congresswoman Barbara Lee met this week with seniors at the West Oakland Senior Center in Oakland to hear their concerns and share with them the work that she is doing on Capitol Hill to protect [...]