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 [...]
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.
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.
City officials are saying that current zoning regulations prohibit the inspection of hazardous materials at the old Horizon Beverage building in West Oakland, which is encouraging news to local residents who do not want to [...]
Oakland will be receiving a $4.5 million grant from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to hire new police officers, Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced at a press conference Tuesday morning at the Ronald [...]
President Obama spoke to the nation Tuesday night on Syria hoping to stem opposition that is rising both at home and abroad. Polls show the broad majority of Americans oppose getting further involved in Syria.