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Emily’s List Makes False and Improper Claims Against Senator Hall
September 3, 2015
Black female Congressional leaders slighted by organization ... read more »
Los Angeles Mayor Lends Support to Police Foot Patrols in Leimert Park (VIDEO)
August 5, 2015
On April 14, 2015, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered his 2nd State of the City Address promising a back to basics agenda - “making Los Angeles a safer, cleaner, and greener city.” On Wednesday, July 29th, Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck visited Leimert Park with the intent of assuring business owners and residents that his promise of a safer LA not only included the Leimert Park/Crenshaw area, but that promise remains one of his top priorities. ... read more / watch video »
Reverend Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin
August 5, 2015
The first Black woman to serve as England’s Chaplain to The Speaker of the British House. ... read more »
Garcetti Unveils ‘Battle Plan’ for Homeless with New Skid Row Apartments
August 5, 2015
Mayor Eric Garcetti last week promised to unveil a ``battle-plan'' in about a month that will lay out ways to end homelessness in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Obama pushes for end to crippling crisis in South Sudan
July 29, 2015
President Barack Obama launched a personal push for peace in South Sudan on Monday, convening African leaders for urgent talks in neighboring Ethiopia aimed at keeping the world's newest nation from collapsing amid civil war. ... read more »
Bass Introduces Housing, Healthcare Legislation for Foster Youth
July 29, 2015
As part of her work to ensure that foster youth are successful as they move into adulthood and to combat some of the startling statistics about former foster youth, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) joined the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth co-chairs Reps. Tom Marino (R-PA), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jim Langevin (D-RI), Diane Black (R-TN) and Trent Franks (R-AZ) to introduce H.R. 3160, the "Foster Youth Independence Act of 2015." This legislation will enable foster youth to continue to receive much-needed resources as they transition into adulthood and independence. ... read more »
Mayor Aja Brown: Restoring Hope and Making Compton Thrive
July 16, 2015
Hundreds of Compton political, community and business leaders piled into the newly opened Dollarhide Senior Center Friday night to hear Mayor Aja Brown deliver the first State of The City Message in over 20 years ... read more »
HUD Announces New Rule to Combat Housing Discrimination
July 15, 2015
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released a new rule to assist the department’s grantees in meeting their anti-segregation and anti-discrimination mandates. ... read more »
Senate Committee Passes Holden’s Bill to Expand Pathways from High School to Community College
July 13, 2015
Legislation by Assemblymember Chris Holden has been approved by the Senate Education Committee to form a partnership between high schools and community colleges to allow high schoolers to participate in college level courses so that they can be better prepared for education after high school. ... read more »
Governor signs Mitchell bill ending law’s misuse of the L word: Lynching
July 8, 2015
SB 629, a measure to correct an obsolete reference to the term “lynching” in California’s penal code, has been signed into law by Governor Brown. It takes effect January 1, ... read more »
Bernard Parks Brings Illustrious Career of Service to a Close
July 2, 2015
After over 60 years of service to the residents of Los Angeles, Current City Councilmember and former Police Chief Bernard Parks is finally ready to retire   ... read more »
Judge Dismisses Defamation Claim against Assemblymember Gipson
June 11, 2015
Assemblyman Mike Gipson A judge dismissed a defamation claim that was part of a lawsuit filed against Assemblyman Mike Gipson over a campaign mailer he approved for use against the opponent he defeated in November to win the 64th Assembly District seat. ... read more »
Assembly Unanimously Supports Lifting Age Cap on Cal Grants for Veterans Returning to School
June 7, 2015
Courtesy of Sgt. Gary Hone, 124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Georgia Army National Guard  A bill lifting the age cap on state financial aid for veterans seeking to further their education and training passed the Assembly unanimously today.   ... read more »
Holden’s Bill to Create College Pathways for High School Students Passes Assembly
June 5, 2015
Courtesy of dcJohn/Flickr The Assembly unanimously approved Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) measure to reduce barriers to higher education.  The bill would create a partnership between high schools and community colleges to allow students to take college-level courses at their high schools or on community college campuses. ... read more »
Zurita Sails to Win, Sharif brings new vision to city council
June 4, 2015
Janna Zurita (left) and Emma Sharif (courtesy photo) It was indeed A Good Day In Compton for incumbent Janna Zurita and school board member Emma Sharif at Tuesday General Election for council seats in District 1 and District 4, ... read more »
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