Oakland-Scranton Flag Honors President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris

Oakland-Scranton flag honors Harris, Biden
From YouTube Channel: January 24, 2021 at 07:07PM
ONN – Oakland-Scranton Flag Honors President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris

AP writes:

The hometowns of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have created an Oakland-Scranton flag in a gesture to commemorate their inauguration as U.S. president and vice president and to call for national unity after a divisive election.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland artist Favianna Rodriguez, who designed the flag with Scranton artist Ryan Hnat, hoisted the flag amid strong winds on Tuesday morning, a day before the presidential inauguration in Washington.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was born in Oakland in 1964 and grew up in neighboring Berkeley. She started her legal career as a prosecutor in Alameda County before she served as San Francisco district attorney, California attorney general and U.S. Senator representing California.
The flag is also flying at City Hall in Scranton, where President-Elect Joe Biden grew up. Scranton City Hall is closed Tuesday and Wednesday out of an “abundance of caution” amid threats of violence in U.S. cities, city officials said.
Schaaf said she and Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti “cooked up the idea” over a late-night phone call while celebrating election results.
“We send a loud message to all the children of our cities and every city, town and rural area in America that you can grow up to be anything. You can fulfill your wildest dreams,” Schaaf said before hosting the flag over City Hall.
The unity flag features a pair of hands, one dark and one light, reaching out across an image of a red United States with a blue background.
“The hands in the center really represent both of our cities coming together. It’s an invitation to imagine a better future, to work toward justice, towards equity, towards healing, towards recovery,” said Rodriquez.

Find out more about AP Archive: https://ift.tt/1CUvJt1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive
Facebook: https://ift.tt/2mlr9BZ
Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​
Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​
Instagram: https://ift.tt/2G5Qog8

Stay tuned.

You can license this story through AP Archive: https://ift.tt/2Y8KPJz

Note from Zennie62Media and OaklandNewsNow.com : this video-blog post demonstrates the full and live operation of the latest updated version of an experimental Zennie62Media , Inc. mobile media video-blogging system network that was launched June 2018. This is a major part of Zennie62Media , Inc.’s new and innovative approach to the production of news media. What we call “The Third Wave of Media”. The uploaded video is from a YouTube channel. When the video is “liked” by Zennie62 YouTube, then it is automatically uploaded to and formatted automatically at the Oakland News Now site and Zennie62-created and owned social media pages. The overall objective here, on top of our is smartphone-enabled, real-time, on the scene reporting of news, interviews, observations, and happenings anywhere in the World and within seconds and not hours – is the use of the existing YouTube social graph on any subject in the World. Now, news is reported with a smartphone and also by promoting current content on YouTube: no heavy and expensive cameras or even a laptop are necessary, or having a camera crew to shoot what is already on YouTube. The secondary objective is faster, and very inexpensive media content news production and distribution. We have found there is a disconnect between post length and time to product and revenue generated. With this, the problem is far less, though by no means solved. Zennie62Media is constantly working to improve the system network coding and seeks interested content and media technology partners.


Oakland News Now Recent Posts

Oakland News Online Links From Oakland's Only News Aggregator Blog

Oakland News Now Archives

Oakland News Now - SF Bay Area, East Bay, California, World