Congresswoman Lee hosted a Regional Economy Development Forum on Monday featuring U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker. The forum focused on generating greater regional economic development including job creation, business growth and available resources for [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee has accepted the “Live the Wage” challenge hosted by the Raise the Wage Coalition. “I hope by accepting this challenge, I will bring greater attention to the need to raise the minimum [...]
Mildred Massey, Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s mother, celebrated her 90th birthday last Saturday with friends and family at the Grand Lake Gardens in Oakland where she lives.
Hollywood rolled out the red carpet to fight HIV/AIDS as the Black AIDS Institute celebrated its 15th anniversary. The gala, held in Hollywood at the Director’s Guild of America, included a reception, silent auction and [...]
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 [...]
By Jessica Glenza, Guardian Maya Angelou, renowned poet and author, died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Wednesday. She was 86. “Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the American Baptist Seminary of the West (ABSW) during its 143rd commencement ceremony last weekend at the Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church in Oakland.
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, [...]
By Clifford L. Williams With sincerity and heartfelt passion, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott Kings’ eldest son, Martin Luther King lll, addressed an attentive audience at Allen Temple Baptist Church Saturday, drawing [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee has filed to run for re-election in California’s 13th Congressional District. She has represented the district since 1998 “I am proud to live in and represent the East Bay, the most culturally [...]