Tag Archives: Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Porchia Dees was born HIV positive and today is open and upfront about her status, engaging and educating youth. Photo by Jesse Brooks.

Without Sex Education, Youth Face HIV Threat

Sixty three percent of young people will have sex before they graduate high school, and 95 percent will have sex before they are married. For young people to make healthy discussions about sex, we need [...]
President Obama, third from left, walks holding hands with Amelia Boynton, who was beaten during Bloody Sunday, as they, the First Family and others, including Rep. John Lewis (D-GA.), walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.

President Obama, 20,000 mark 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights clash in Selma, Alabama Obama Says, "Our Work is Never Done"

Leading thousands of marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL, President Barack Obama paid tribute to the men and women that stood their ground in the face of violent attacks March 7, 1965 [...]

Tribute to Black Veterans

By Charles Blatcher III The National Minority Military Museum Foundation is holding a Tribute to Black Veterans Saturday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m., at de Fremery Recreation Center in West Oakland.
Left to right, Leon Washington, Certified Insurance Agent Cecilia Kamman, and Archie D. Stroman.

Last Minute Signups for Covered California

This past Sunday was the deadline to apply for health plans for Covered California for 2015, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Oakland Mayor Schaaf participated in a final push for maximum enrollment at Lake Chalet [...]
Left to right, Rev. Harold Mayberry, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Presiding Elder Guyton, and Rev. Alexander at the AME Church Founders Day celebration. Photo by Walter Mitcbell.

Congresswoman Lee Honored with AME Church Lifetime Achievement in Social Action Award

The California Conference Ministerial Alliance of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church awarded Congresswoman Barbara Lee with the Lifetime Achievement in Social Action Award during its Founders Day celebration on Sunday, Feb. 8. The celebration [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Photo courtesy of Congresswoman Barbara Lee's office.

Attorney General Holder Visits Oakland to Build Community Trust 

Congresswoman Barbara Lee welcomed Attorney General Eric Holder to Oakland Thursday for a roundtable discussion around building trust between the community and law enforcement.     The conversation, held in the Ronald V. Dellums Federal [...]
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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Event for Small Businesses

Congressmembers Barbara Lee, Eric Swalwell and Mike Honda will host a free education and enrollment event workshop Saturday, Feb. 7, to help small business owners and employees understand the Affordable Care Act and learn about [...]
Barbara White, vice president of the Berkeley NAACP, speaks about ending institutional racism.

Berkeley Meeting Addresses Prejudice Calls for end to “normalization of Blacks being treated like second-class citizens”

More than 250 residents, lawmakers and academics spent five hours Saturday at a forum exploring what Barbara White of the Berkeley NAACP called “the normalization of Blacks being treated like second-class citizens in America and [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee posed with her hands up in response to the injustice in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, tragedies that she says, “have been happening for many years.”

Congresswoman Lee Named “Most Valuable House Member” in The Nation’s 2014 Honor Roll

The Nation, the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, has named Congresswoman Barbara Lee the “Most Valuable House Member” calling her a “full-spectrum advocate for peace, civil rights, civil liberties and economic [...]