Courtesy of NPR and news reports Pope Francis, fresh from a historic speech before a joint meeting of Congress, had lunch with homeless and low-income people at Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C. on Sept. [...]
By Congresswoman Barbara Lee An article in the recent Post Newspaper, “Oakland is Losing Its Racial, Age and Economic Diversity,” highlights the growing crisis of income inequality in our communities and our country.
By Public Affairs, UC Berkeley News While the U.S. economy rebounds, persistent low wages are costing taxpayers approximately $153 billion every year in public support to working families, including $25 billion at the state level, [...]
By Rev. Dr. Willie A. Douglas There have been numerous reports and surveys regarding race relations in America. After reviewing these studies, one would believe that race is not a problem in the U.S.
The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he’s able to receive, Albert Einstein said. Entrepreneur Ahmedin Mohamed Nasser, a native of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, lives his [...]
As national poverty levels increase, more families are taking advantage of local food banks and giveaways year-round and especially during the holiday season. “We know that our community is hurting, and we believe that those [...]
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) made a visit to La Clínica de La Raza health center in Oakland this week advocating for the Affordable Care Act and educating the community on how this health reform will [...]