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Amelia Boynton Remembered as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of Selma Movement
September 3, 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died Wednesday in Montgomery, Ala. at the age of 104, is being praised as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of the Selma voting rights movement. ... read more »
LA Urban League Hosts 2nd Annual TV & Entertainment Summit
September 3, 2015
The Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals held its 2nd Annual TV & Entertainment Summit this past weekend at the New York Film Academy, Los Angeles and at the Writer’s Guild of America, West. The summit provided aspiring actors, writers, directors, producers, talent agents and more with the tools necessary to skillfully and confidently make their mark in the entertainment industry. ... read more »
Herb Wesson Declared August 21 As “KJLH Day”
September 3, 2015
On August 21, L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson declared "KJLH Day" in the City of Los Angeles. August 21 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the radio station providing listeners with great music and broadcasting community events. ... read more »
Horton Receives Quincy Beaver Leadership Award
September 3, 2015
Jerome E. Horton, Chairman of the California Board of Equalization, has received the Quincy Beaver Courageous Leadership Award from the Martin Luther King (MLK) Democratic Club of Carson, California, for his outstanding work on the Board of Equalization and the exemplary service he has provided to his constituents throughout his career. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Holds Roundtable with Small Business Administration and Local Business Owners
September 3, 2015
On Monday, August 24, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, held a roundtable with local small business owners and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet. ... read more »
Peace in the Streets
September 3, 2015
Various groups gather to talk peace in front of the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper ... read more »
Black Lives Matter leader Shaun King, the next Rachel Dolezal?
September 3, 2015
On the heels of various accusations regarding the misrepresentation of his racial identity, Black Lives Matter leader and community activist Shaun King heads to twitter to defend himself. King is being accused of lying about his racial background, claiming that he was biracial in order to qualify and receive the Oprah Winfrey scholarship to the historically Black college Morehouse by an investigative blogger. ... read more »
LAPD Officers Receive Body Cams
September 3, 2015
Patrol officers at the Mission Division in the San Fernando Valley began receiving body cameras this week as part of a roll out of 860 such cameras at three Los Angeles Police Department divisions over the next month. Mission Division police officers were the first to receive the cameras. Officers at the Newton Division will receive them Sept. 15 and the Central traffic and specialized divisions on Sept. 28. ... read more »
Fate of California’s Death Penalty Debated
September 3, 2015
The fate of California's death penalty was argued in a Pasadena courtroom Monday, as an appeals court panel heard arguments over a ruling by a federal judge in Orange County who found the system is so ``dysfunctional'' that it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. It was unclear when the three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will issue a decision, but its ruling could have a lasting impact on whether the state will ever execute another prisoner. In July 2014, U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, issued a 29-page ruling overturning the death sentence of Ernest Dewayne Jones, who was sentenced in Los Angeles in 1995 for the killing three years earlier of his girlfriend's mother. ... read more »
California to end unlimited isolation for most gang leaders
September 3, 2015
California agreed Tuesday to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer. ... read more »
Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast
September 3, 2015
An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said last Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness. ... read more »
Lagrant Communications Celebrates 25th Year Anniversary
September 3, 2015
Multicultural Communications Agency Celebrates Major Milestone With a Series of Cultural and Educational Events Throughout the Year ... read more »
The Memorial Foundation Launches Campaign To Honor The Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And His Inspiring, Landmark Speech; I Have A Dream
September 3, 2015
On the 52nd anniversary of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington, The Memorial Foundation, the builders of the Martin Luther King, ... read more »
Carson Residents Rally Behind New Stadium
September 3, 2015
Stepping up their campaign to bring NFL football to Carson, city officials and other supporters rallied last week in front of the proposed site of a stadium that could house the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, ... read more »
Blacks ‘Left Behind’ in New Orleans Recovery
September 3, 2015
As Gulf Coast residents and policymakers celebrated the recovery of the Crescent City on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, advocacy groups challenged the narrative of a resilient and better New Orleans by launching KatrinaTruth.org, ... read more »
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