African Americans In Oakland: “We Have Power To Make a Difference”
African Americans in Oakland: “We have power to make a difference”
Panel moderator and Oakland City Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney (l) with U.S.. Rep. Barbara Lee | Marilyn Bechtel/PW
OAKLAND, Calif. – Black elected officials, community and nonprofit leaders, educators, and community members came together here earlier this month in the fourth annual African American Organizations Making Connections conference. The Oct. 7 event, held at Laney College, and organized by Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, drew hundreds of participants from Oakland and surrounding communities – most but not all from the African American community.
The theme was The State of Black America 2017, and discussion focused on the work that is still needed, 50 years …