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President Barack Obama awards the 2015 National Medal of Arts to record producer and songwriter, Berry Gordy, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama Presents Awards to Outstanding Artists, Authors and Performers

President Barack Obama presented awards last Thursday at the White House to two-dozen recipients of the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal, including music producer Berry Gordy, author Sandra Cisneros, playwright and [...]
Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Photo by Jon Chase, Harvard staff photographer.

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder to Attend State of the Union

By Lauren Burke, NBC News   Alicia Garza, one of the three female founders of Black Lives Matter, will be the guest of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) at President Obama’s last State of the Union [...]
Dorsey Nunn, executive director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and co-founder of All of Us or None.

Coalition Calls on President Obama to Ban the Box

A coalition of groups delivered a national petition with 130,000 signatures this week to the White House, calling on President Obama to remove the conviction history check-box from federal agency/contractor job applications, an effort better [...]
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Fernando Valenzeula Becomes Ambassador for Immigration Program

Courtesy of CBS-LA   Former Dodgers legend Fernando Valenzuela was appointed by President Obama to become a Presidential Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization, 34 years after “Fernandomania” swept across Los Angeles.
Mayor Libby Schaaf and Congresswoman Barbara speak at recent event

400 High Tech Jobs Available Through New Obama Program

  President Obama this week announced 10 new TechHire Communities, including Oakland, which has committed to placing 400 individuals in paid internships or full-time jobs by the end of 2015.
Vice President Joe Biden swears in U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch as her father Lorenzo Lynch and husband Stephen Hargrove hold the Bible.

Loretta Lynch Sworn in as First Black Woman as Attorney General

By Post Staff After a highly politicized five-month battle, the new United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch – the first African American women to hold the position – was officially sworn in on Monday and [...]
Regina Jackson, president and CEO of the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC)

Oakland’s Regina Jackson to Receive Citizen Humanitarian Award

Mayor Libby Schaaf will present this year’s annual Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award to Regina Jackson for her outstanding work on behalf of the Oakland community at “In the Name of Love,” the 13th Annual Musical [...]
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Obama Tells America, “Frustrations … Have Deep Roots in Many Communities of Color”

President Barack Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus have released statements in the wake of protests in Ferguson, MO, which have spread to at least 37 states after a grand jury failed to indict a [...]
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Obama’s Executive Action Supports Immigrants City officials applaud Obama

In a rare primetime nationally televised address, President Obama Thursday evening announced the most sweeping executive action on immigration in decades. The president will circumvent Congress, extend legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants, increase [...]