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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 [...]
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Activists Threaten to File Civil Rights Complaint Against Army Base Project Complaint could jeopardize $25 million in federal funds

Oakland community environmental leaders have notified the city that they are prepared to file a formal federal Title VI civil rights complaint over the negative impacts on air quality of the Oakland Army Base development [...]
The Boys and Men of Color Summit will support President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative. Photo from AP.

“Healing Generations” – Boys and Men of Color Summit

In support of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative that will help young men of color stay on track and gain opportunities to reach their full potential, the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color [...]
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Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative Comes to Oakland

President Obama recently launched an innovative “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative to support young African American men by keeping them focused on education and out of prison. Th