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Louis Stokes, Ohio’s 1st Black Congressman, Remembered as Pioneer
August 27, 2015
Louis Stokes, Ohio's first elected black congressman and a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, died late Tuesday, his family announced. He was 90. ... read more »
U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $9.5 Million in Workforce Development Grants
August 27, 2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced $9.5 million in grants to 19 projects in 13 states selected to help train a new generation of skilled workers and support long-term careers in the public transportation industry. The announcement was made at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC), and the grants are provided through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) ... read more »
Harris-Dawson Sets Visionary Agenda for Council District 8
August 27, 2015
Marqueece Harris-Dawson has a vision that he intends to become a reality. As the new councilman for Los Angeles’ 8th Council District, Harris-Davis aims to transform his area into a destination for residents and businesses. ... read more »
How do we ‘Keep California Moving’?
August 26, 2015
Assemblymembers hold roundtable discussion on ways to improve the roads in California. ... read more »
Advocates and Victims Talk Prison Pipeline Among Women of Color
August 26, 2015
This past Saturday Congresswoman Karen Bass, of the 37th District of California, hosted an important discussion shedding light on the mass incarceration of girls and women of color and its’ social implications following exposure to sexual abuse. ... read more »
Councilman Curren Price, Jr. Hosts Grant-Making Training for Non-Profits
August 26, 2015
In response to decreasing resources and increasing demand for non-profit agencies, 9th District Councilman Curren Price, Jr. recently hosted a “Getting the Competitive Edge to Fund Your Non-profit” training event at the Los Angeles Expo Center. ... read more »
Cal State L.A. chemistry professor recognized as one of 100 inspiring women in STEM
August 26, 2015
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has presented Cal State L.A. Professor Krishna Foster a “100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award” for encouraging and inspiring young women to pursue careers in science. ... read more »
Watts 50 Years Later
August 20, 2015
Community members take a look at the causes and effects of the 1965 Watts riots. ... read more »
W Hotel Coming to Downtown Los Angeles
August 20, 2015
The W Hotel is coming to downtown Los Angeles as part of a $700 million mixed-use, tower project being planned across from Staples Center, Chinese developers announced this week. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Commemorates the 80th Anniversary of the Social Security Act Sentinel News Service
August 19, 2015
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement recognizing the 80th anniversary of the Social Security Act, signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 14, 1935. ... read more »
Witness Said Officers Chased L.A. Woman with Guns before Shooting
August 19, 2015
A woman who said she witnessed an August 12 fatal officer-involved shooting in the Crenshaw District is claiming that the victim was being chased by police officers with guns drawn before the officers fired three shots. Courtyana Franklin, 21, told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday August 13, that she witnessed the shooting through a side mirror and rear window of her vehicle, which was parked in an alley near Marlton Avenue and Santo Tomas Drive. ... read more »
Man Sentenced to Life in Dismemberment Murder
August 19, 2015
A Pennsylvania man was sentenced last Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the stabbing death of a man whose body was dismembered in a downtown Los Angeles hotel room in what the prosecution argued was a ritualistic killing. Edward Garcia Jr., 41, was convicted in June of first-degree murder for the Nov. 28, 2010, killing of Herbert Tracy White in room 66 at the Continental hotel. ... read more »
Honoring the Man Who Broke Golf’s Color Barrier
August 19, 2015
The man who broke golf’s color barrier now has a street named after him in South Los Angeles – aptly, one that leads right into the Chester Washington Golf Course. ... read more »
UNCF Kicks-Off 33rd Annual Walk for Education
August 19, 2015
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) of Los Angeles kicked-off its’ 33rd Annual 5K Walk for Education at Exposition Park Saturday August 15. ... read more »
The 22nd Annual Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant is a Smashing Success
August 19, 2015
The evening was filled with excitement and anticipation on Sunday, August 16, when 35 young ladies showcased their skills, creativity and talent during the 22nd Annual Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant at the H.O.M.E. restaurant in Beverly Hills. ... read more »
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