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100 Black Men National Conference

100 Black Men National Conference

ATTENTION! Make Plans to Attend! You Don’t Want to Miss This Event! Confirmed Guests Include: Holly Robinson-Peete, Bill Gates, Colin Powell, Willie Brown, Willie Mays & Quincy Jones … Read entire article »

Filed under: Calendar of Events, Featured, Local News

West Contra Costa County Urban Agriculture Summit

West Contra Costa County Urban Agriculture Summit

Hosted by Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia and City of Richmond Vice Mayor Tom Butt at the West County Urban Agriculture Summit on Saturday, June 4th. See Flyer for details and if you have any questions, please contact Luz Gomez in my office at 510-374-3231. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Calendar of Events, Contra Costa County, Health, Local News

Maintaining Family Ties

Maintaining Family Ties

Alameda County Social Services Agency Opens County’s First Family Visitation Center for Children and Youth in Foster Care Oakland CA—Grand Opening and Open House of The Gathering Place.  Children in the Alameda County foster care system will no longer sit in a sterile office or fast-food restaurant to see their biological parents, siblings or relatives during family visits.  Instead, they will be able to have a relaxed visit at the newly … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alameda County, Calendar of Events, Featured, Local News

U.S. Supreme Court Orders Release of 46,000 Inmates, Emphasizing the Need for Swanson’s Nutritional Assistance for Families Act

U.S. Supreme Court Orders Release of 46,000 Inmates, Emphasizing the Need for Swanson’s Nutritional Assistance for Families Act

(Sacramento, CA) –The Nutritional Assistance for Families Act, which provides critical food services to individuals released from prison for certain non-violent felonies, passed the Assembly this week and now moves to the Senate. The bill is significant in light of yesterday’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring the California Department of Corrections to release 46,000 prisoners within the next two years. “Nearly 46,000 prisoners will soon be released … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alameda County, Featured, Local News, Politics