Tag Archives: Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Eric Garner (right) poses with his children during a family outing.

Protesters Chant: “I Can’t Breathe” Failure to indict in Eric Garner's death provokes outrage

By Post Staff and news reports   Protests have erupted in cities across the country following a grand jury decision clearing a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of [...]
rep. Barbara Lee; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker; Regional Administrator, Small Business Administration, Donna Davis

Lee Hosts Economic Development Forum Featuring Secretary Penny Pritzker  

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 [...]
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Congresswoman Lee Accepts “Live the Wage” Challenge

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 [...]
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Black AIDS Institute Celebrates 15th Anniversary in Hollywood

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. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez on Tuesday visited Cypress Mandela Training Center at 2229 Poplar St. in Oakland. L to R: Congressperson Barbara Lee; Perez; Art Shanks, executive director of Cypress Mandela; and Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of the Oakland Private Industry Council, which established the center in 1993 in response to the devastation caused by the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Photo by Ken Epstein.

U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Cypress Mandela Training Center

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 [...]
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Congresswoman Lee Receives Honorary Doctorate

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.
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Congresswoman Lee Commemorates MLK’s Legacy

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, [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee with Martin Luther King III and students of the MLK Freedom Center- left to right (from back): Eric Fuller II, Sara Ramos, Rosa Moreno, Daniel Monico, Jabari LaChaux, Angela Drake; (from front): Maria Ramirez, Mayra Perez, Clara Martinez, Fernanda Castro, Meriam Salem, Jaycey Apolki. Inset left: Martin Luther King, III with Xavier, winner of the Dr. King Oratorical Fest and student at Martin Luther King Elementary School. Inset right: Martin Luther King, III with Khailey Kwamilele, a student at Martin Luther King Elementary School.

Martin Luther King III Discusses Father’s Legacy

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 [...]