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House Passes Bill to Restore Key Parts Of Voting Rights Act
December 13, 2019
The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday that would restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act that once required officials in all or parts of 15 mostly Southern states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Gathered for a Public Hearing to Discuss The Ban of Flavored Tobacco, Menthol and Hookah Across The City
December 13, 2019
Reports of illnesses and deaths caused by vaping, many states and health officials have taken a stance on products and the dangers of their consumption. Los Angeles City Council faced the rising issue during a controversial public hearing regarding a city-wide ban of flavored tobacco, menthol cigarettes and hookah. ... read more »
EXTRA: Jordyn Woods Talks ‘Year of Growth’ Following Tristan Thompson Drama
December 13, 2019
Just hours after Jordyn Woods’ lie detector test aired on Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk,” the star sat down with “Extra’s” Renee Bargh to talk about her first acting role. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Dec. 13, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
December 13, 2019
The first class of African American women completed the Navy's officer's training program, 1944. ... read more »
Rep. Chu Holds Oversight Hearing on SBA’s 504/CDC Program
December 12, 2019
The hearing allowed members to hear directly from witnesses from the CDC community regarding their experience with the program. ... read more »
Black News Channel In ‘The Red Zone’ Ready for Launch
December 12, 2019
The channel is the endeavor of the network's visionaries and co-founders, chairman J.C. Watts, Jr. and CEO Bob Brillante. ... read more »
House Passes Voting Rights Measure to Restore Portions of Law Gutted in 2015
December 12, 2019
The bill would require all states to get federal approval for election changes known to disproportionately affect voters of color. ... read more »
Democrats’ Impeachment Charges Say Trump ‘Betrayed’ US
December 12, 2019
The specific charges aimed at removing the 45th president of the U.S.: Abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. ... read more »
Powerful Book For Young Black Boys Celebrates 25 Years With a Pledge to Get 1 Million New Readers
December 12, 2019
My Friend, My Hero, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a commemorative edition that includes an addendum of book discussion questions and now available ... read more »
LA Wildcats partner with LAUSD and Carson High
December 12, 2019
A big move for the community, as students have the opportunity to witness history in the making. ... read more »
Lakers Sign Devontae Cacok To Two-Way Contract
December 12, 2019
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Devontae Cacok to a two-way contract, it was announced today. In a related move, the team has waived guard Zach Norvell Jr. ... read more »
Lula Washington Dance Theatre celebrates KWANZAA
December 12, 2019
This event includes dinner, a candle lighting ceremony; a champagne toast to ring in the organization's 40th anniversary in 2020 ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Dec. 12, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
December 12, 2019
Benjamin Banneker, mathematician, astronomer, and inventor completed the first clock made entirely in America, 1754. ... read more »
Celebrate the Holidays at Winter Wonderland in South LA
December 12, 2019
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in South Los Angeles. The tree is lit on Century and  Broadway, Spotify released their zillionth holiday playlist and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza has become a Winter Wonderland filled with holiday decorations and a melanated Santa Clause. December can quickly become a month-long sprint from store to holiday gathering and everywhere in between. Sometimes we can allow holiday stress to to define the holiday season. We try to budget for more gifts or try to squeeze in more holiday house visits than Mr. Claus himself, but our holiday memories are rarely about the stuff. The toys and gadgets, even those most desired, will gather dust before long. How many of these holiday gifts do we remember years later? Our strongest memories are connected to the people we love and as adults, children remember their family or community traditions more than any gift. Winter Wonderland is a remarkable opportunity to celebrate the simple things that make the holidays in South LA so beautiful and start or continue a family tradition and create life-long memories. ... read more »
Inglewood Unified Receives First $10M Installment of $30M in School Improvement Funds from LAWA
December 12, 2019
Inglewood Unified on Nov. 14 received the first $10 million installment from the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to mitigate the impact of airplane noise on students, part of a $44 million program launched in 2015 to improve schools along Los Angeles International Airport flight paths. ... read more »
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