6 hrs ago
Cleaver: Ryan fell into 'mouth trap'
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver said that Rep. Paul Ryan got into a "mouth trap" with his controversial comments about poverty last month, and that he hopes a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus and Ryan on Wednesday will be "productive."
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
This Wednesday: Join special guest Congresswoman Barbara Lee at a Town Hall Meeting in Albany
CHILDREN - COMMUNITY - COLLABORATION A Town Hall Meeting Wednesday, April 23rd, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Veteran's Memorial Building 1325 Portland Ave., Albany, California 94706 Please join Assembly Member Nancy Skinner, Supervisor Keith Carson and Mayor Peggy Thomsen with special guest Congresswoman Barbara Lee for a town hall meeting in Albany.
'Our hair is kinky': Black women cry racism after U.S. army bans...
Black women and their hair have been a topic of discussion for years by people like Maya Angelou, Al Sharpton and Salt-N-Pepa.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Right Wing News
Barbara Lee (D-CA 13) - KeyWiki Progressive/Marxist Profiles
She currently serves as Congressional Progressive Caucus Whip and on the Executive Board of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
East Bay Express
Libby Schaaf's Aide to Take On Desley Brooks
Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks has a challenger in this year's election, and she comes from the office of one of her council rivals.
Bay Area airport workers learn how to identify human trafficking victims
U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee , left, speaks to the media at a training session at Oakland International Airport to offer airport employees tips on how to spot victims of human trafficking, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Oakland, Calif.
Bay Area Cemeteries Partner With the Nelson Mandela Foundation and...
Memorial design competition sponsored by Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park and Chapel of the Chimes to be juried by visionaries and experts including Congresswoman Barbara Lee and President of the California State NAACP, Alice Huffman )--To reflect the lasting significance and worldwide impact of Nelson Mandela's efforts to advance equality, ... (more)
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Oakland airport workers trained to spot sex traffickers
TSA workers waited for the instruction to begin at Oakland International airport Tuesday April 15, 2014.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
The Huffington Post
U.S. News & World Report Pressed To Include Campus Safety In College Rankings
A group of lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. News & World Report this week urging the magazine to include information about campus safety in its highly influential college rankings.
Not the time to reduce TB funding
In testimony supporting the president's budget request this week, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah asserted that the funding proposed for his agency would allow it to "continue to make cost-effective interventions that save lives" and prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
US lawmakers wish Sikh Americans joyous Vaisakhi
Thirteen members of the US House of Representatives have co-sponsored a House resolution wishing the Sikh American community a joyous Vaisakhi, the Indian harvest festival that also marks the creation of the Khalsa in 1699.
Ryan and the code words of race
It's official. The House of Representatives has passed the federal budget for fiscal years 2015 through 2023 that was submitted by the House Budget Committee - a.k.a. the Ryan budget, after the Budget Committee's chairman, Representative Paul Ryan - and the troops are on the march.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Democrats Request CBO Analysis of Ryan Budget's Impact on Poverty
The latest Ryan budget is no more likely than its predecessors to become law. But as with those those earlier documents, this year's spending blueprint is giving both parties plenty of election-year ammunition.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
The Huffington Post
Dems Ask How Paul Ryan Budget Would Affect Poverty
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan has been talking an awful lot about poverty lately -- some say insultingly -- but there is very little nonpartisan evidence of whether his proposals, particularly the budget plan he is advancing on the House floor this week, would help or hurt the poor.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
The Baltimore Sun
Paul Ryan isn't a racist, and the Democrats know it [Commentary]
Rep. Paul Ryan , the Wisconsin Republican, recently pointed out that many anti-poverty programs create disincentives to work.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
If Only the Duke Were Leading the GOP
Folks, I have had it with political gurus' advised metrosexual approach to dealing with the cold, callous politicking spewing out of the Democratic Party.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Fox News Attacks When Black Women Clap Back
This is the first of a series of blog posts I'll be contributing weekly to TheNation.com.
Thoughts from an Immigrant on America's Culture of Work , Why Paul Ryan is Right
Recently Rep. Paul Ryan made some statements regarding antipoverty programs and their impact on the culture of work.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Black Voice News
Conservative Fox News' Bill O'Reilly Blasts Black Caucus Members as 'Race Hustlers'
In his March 24 "The O'Reilly Factor" broadcast, O'Reilly supported Ryan's latest apparent put-down of Blacks and came out firing against Ryan detractors, calling Rep. Barbara Lee a "notorious race hustler."
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Right Wing News
The Problem Is Liberalism, Not Racism
When Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif, went off on Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis, for his remarks that "We have got a tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work," the wrong part what she had to say got all the attention.