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The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. Highlights Empowerment and Excellence At 38th Annual Symposium
October 3, 2015
The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) presented its 38th Annual Symposium: Workshop & Awards Luncheon in the nation’s capital recently, hosting a blue-ribbon workshop on the financial impact of caregiving and honoring the service and accomplishments of five African-American women. ... read more »
Presidential Debate on Vaccine’s Could Challenge New CA Law
October 3, 2015
Oakland community leading the discussion on implementation Earlier this year, Californians engaged in heated debate over the state’s “School Vaccine Bill” as it made its way through the state legislature. ... read more »
Disaster Preparation Expo Lures Baseball Fans
October 3, 2015
Beset by frequent wildfires and facing the inevitability of a future major earthquake, Californians need to prepare if they are to become masters of disaster. That message and tips and tools required to help keep communities safe were provided at a September 20 “Preparathon” in Los Angeles, ... read more »
Metro Board Approves Program to Explore Rail Crossing Safety Enhancements
October 2, 2015
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors recently approved the contract for the L.A. County Grade Crossing and Corridor Safety Program, authorizing engineering studies to identify potential safety improvements at approximately 153 pedestrian and vehicular at-grade crossings along 160 miles of Metro-owned right-of-way in Los Angeles County. ... read more »
Roundtable Discussion Held on Foster Care Reform
October 1, 2015
The National Foster Youth Institute and the Right Way Foundation co-sponsored a roundtable discussion in Leimert Park on Sept. 21 regarding improving policies in foster care. ... read more »
Prop 47 Brings Out Thousands
October 1, 2015
Exposition Park was filled with over 5,000 people as everyone came out to raise awareness and learn more about proposition 47, which allows people to have their felonies changed to misdemeanors, on Sunday, Spt. 27. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Announces First Steps to Homeless Strategy, Including LA RISE Initiative
October 1, 2015
Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced the first steps of a comprehensive strategy to address the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, an effort that would invest at least $100 million annually in City funding to help house tens of thousands of homeless individuals. ... read more »
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell Statement on the Assembly Vote on SB 443 Civil Asset Forfeiture
October 1, 2015
I am deeply disappointed that my bill to protect private property rights and the presumption that individuals are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law was defeated on the Assembly floor Thursday following heavy lobbying by law enforcement on a 24/41 vote. ... read more »
House of Blues Donates Studio to Inglewood Students
October 1, 2015
House of Blues Music Forward partners with Social Justice Learning Institute to give students of Inglewood a studio. ... read more »
Google, Sony, CBS and Toyota help California Autism Nonprofit Celebrate 10 Years of Service
October 1, 2015
Special Needs Network (SNN), a Californis autism advocacy organization, will host its 10th annual Night Under the Stars: The Future is Bright awards show and gala on Saturday, ... read more »
Taste of Soul Empowers Community
October 1, 2015
The annual festival highlights the economic capabilities of the Black community ... read more »
Los Angeles Sentinel Interviews Dr. Maulana Karenga Part 2 of 2
October 1, 2015
On the eve the 50th Anniversary Nguzo Saba 2015 Conference and Awards Luncheon held by the African American Cultural Center and the Organization Us, the Sentinel interviewed the central figure of this half century celebration and milestone, Dr. Maulana Karenga. An activist scholar of international recognition, Dr. Karenga is professor and chair of the Department of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach. Following, is part 2 of that interview. ... read more »
Chris Paul and State Farm Assist the Brotherhood Crusade
October 1, 2015
NBA All-Star and Clippers point guard Chris Paul partnered with insurance group State Farm to launch the “Exist to Assist” community outreach program on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The Brotherhood Crusade was the first stop of the program, where Paul met and talked to youth benefitting from the organization. ... read more »
Deborah Flint leads transformation of New LAX
October 1, 2015
In the midst of vehicle traffic, thousands of passengers and hundreds of daily flights, Los Angeles International Airport is transforming into the new LAX. ... read more »
Jesse Johnson Obituary
October 1, 2015
Jesse Johnson was born December 12, 1932 in Dallas, Texas to the union of Alexander Josh Johnson and Myrtle Johnson-Dillard; both preceded him in death. Jesse had six siblings; ... read more »
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