By Jesse Jackson Fifty years ago, on a cold day in Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated. To my mind, what is extraordinary about the Kennedy assassination is that the haters did not [...]
By UC Berkeley Public Affairs Colleagues and friends at UC Berkeley are celebrating Haas School of Business professor Janet Yellen’s nomination by President Obama to become the first woman to head the nation’s Federal Reserve [...]
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.
On Wednesday, thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial as President Barack Obama delivered a speech at the “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
It has been 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation and 50 yearsÖ since my friend and mentor, Medgar Evers, was assassinated. My whole life has been entwined with the civil rights struggle.
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 [...]
President Obama told civil rights leaders this week that his administration would work to strengthen the Voting Rights Act in light of a Supreme Court decision striking down a key provision.
By David Scott Mayor Jean Quan addressed the Pastors of Oakland last week at Calvary Temple in Oakland to speak about jobs, education and the future of Oakland. Quan the first Chinese-American Mayor of a [...]
(Washington, DC) – The Court-ordered process of officially notifying African American farmers and their heirs about the $1.25 billion “Pigford II” class action settlement, In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation, is underway. Class members should [...]
President Obama is the first American president to give an address to the British Parliament in Westminster Hall. It is a distinction denied to previous U.S. heads of state and has been used by only [...]