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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 »
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 »
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 »
Emily’s List Makes False and Improper Claims Against Senator Hall
September 3, 2015
Black female Congressional leaders slighted by organization ... read more »
Gang Member Sentenced to 29-Year Prison Term for Christmas Day Killing
September 3, 2015
A gang member who pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter for his role in the 2010 Christmas night killing of a woman in front of her 3-year-old daughter in South Los Angeles was sentenced last Thursday to 29 years in state prison. ... read more »
ASPCA Positons Itself as a Resource in South L.A., Offers Free Services
August 27, 2015
While most of the news and information on the subject deals with the lack of healthy food options available in low-income environments, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Spay/Neuter Clinic has positioned itself as a community resource for local cat and dog owners. ... read more »
Garcetti Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Watts Riots
August 27, 2015
In a series of visits in Watts, the Mayor highlighted the strong community bonds formed in the aftermath of the unrest; honored the strength and visionary spirit of those who raised families and started businesses there; and paid tribute to those who have tirelessly served the community ... read more »
Days Of Dialogue: The Future of Policing encourages a New Vision and Citywide Accountability
August 27, 2015
On August 11, 2015, The Institute for Non Violence in Los Angeles and Days of Dialogue program kicked off a citywide discussion to address “The Future of Policing”. ... read more »
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 »
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