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Actress Vanessa Williams and POST reporter Jesse Brooks.

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 [...]
Gaye Plair-Cobb gives Congresswoman Barbara Lee a tour of PIC's Career center at 1212 Broadway.

23,000 Local Residents Will Lose Unemployment Benefits, says Congresswoman Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee visited Oakland’s Private Industry Council’s Career Center at 1212 Broadway in Oakland on Thursday morning to show her support to 23,000 local residents whose unemployment benefits not being extended.
At the recent celebration of the Lincoln Child Center’s 130th anniversary, the Center’s President and CEO, Christine Stoner-Mertz (left) presented an award of honor to Congresswoman Barbara Lee for her dedication to serving children and families in the Bay Area.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Honored at Lincoln Child Center 130th Anniversary

The Lincoln Child Center recently hosted its “130 Years of History” gala honoring U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee for her longstanding dedication to serving children and families in the Bay Area and throughout the world.