President Barack Obama visited the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma on Thursday, July 16, becoming the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.
Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post The criminal justice system is “particularly skewed by race and by wealth,” President Barack Obama said on Tuesday in a speech at the NAACP Annual Convention in Philadelphia, [...]
By Post Staff and news reports President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy Friday at Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s funeral in Charleston, South Carolina. Pastor Pinckney was among the nine people shot and killed [...]
By Post Staff and news reports President Barack Obama responded Thursday to killings at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina. “Any death of this sort is a tragedy, [...]
SF State has been selected for the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that leads President Barack Obama’s national call [...]
Even before her rise to national fame began 11 years ago, Oakland soul singer Ledisi had formed a mutual admiration society of sorts with some of the best vocalists in the business.
By Associated Press In a surprise announcement coming nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is banning the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments [...]
By Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root It’s been a busy few weeks for the legacy of Harriet Tubman. Earlier this month it was announced that Viola Davis would be starring in an [...]
Family and friends joined together on Sunday, April 26 to celebrate the 95th birthday of Josie Dean, a longtime Oakland resident and former schoolteacher. During the celebration held at Ashland Community Center in San [...]
Finally, after 164 days on hold, Loretta E. Lynch was approved by the U.S. Senate to become the first African American woman to lead the nation as the top law enforcement officer.