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Statement From Newly-Elected City Council President Pro Tempore Nury Martinez
January 15, 2019
Councilwoman Martinez is the first Latina in Los Angeles City Council history to hold the title President Pro Tempore. ... read more »
LA City Council Votes to Install Greig Smith as Councilmember for the 12th Council District
January 15, 2019
Councilmember Smith will serve on an interim basis until a special election determines a successor. ... read more »
Atlanta Mayor Keshia Lance Bottoms says Government Shutdown brings ‘Uncharted Territory’ for Super Bowl Plans
January 15, 2019
ATLANTA (AP) — A day after air travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in security lines at the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s mayor is concerned about the lines that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl. ... read more »
Jasmyne Cannick Named New Communications Chair for African American Caucus of CDP
January 15, 2019
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Darren Parker, Chair of the African American Caucus of the California Democratic Party, today announced Jasmyne Cannick as the caucus’ new communications chair. ... read more »
The Latest: Attack on a Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya
January 15, 2019
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 11 p.m. Kenya’s interior minister says all of the buildings affected by an extremist attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi have been secured and that security forces are in the final stages of mopping up the scene. ... read more »
Rihanna Sues Father Over Use of their Last Name for Business
January 15, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles, ... read more »
WATCH: Trump’s Fast Food Burger-Fest at Whitehouse Brings Roasting from Late-Night TV Hosts
January 15, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump’s offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV hosts. ... read more »
Alicia Keys to Host Grammy Awards Next Month
January 15, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she’ll be there as a host. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the R&B star will host the Feb. ... read more »
The Latest: Los Angeles Teachers Strike Enters 2nd day
January 15, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 8:15 a.m. Los Angeles Unified School District officials are urging teachers to return to the bargaining table as the strike by educators enters its second day. ... read more »
Pastor K.W. Tulloss Elected President of Baptist Ministers Conference of Los Angeles
January 15, 2019
Community Activist and Pastor of Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church, K.W. Tulloss was elected president of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Los Angeles  on Monday night. ... read more »
Report: Black Motorists Stopped, Searched More than Others
January 15, 2019
CHICAGO (AP) — A report by the American Civil Liberties Union says African-American motorists in Illinois are more likely than others to be stopped and searched for routine traffic violations. ... read more »
CBC Chair Karen Bass on Steve King’s Removal From Congressional Committee Assignments
January 15, 2019
WASHINGTON – Today, the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), issued the following statement after Congressman Steve King (R-IA) was removed from his House Committee assignments: “Thanks to pressure from the Congressional Black Caucus and others, ... read more »
District Attorney Jackie Lacey Says #JustHangUp on Suspicious Calls
January 14, 2019
Since the fraud awareness campaign began in May 2015, the District Attorney's Office has issued 80 fraud alerts, produced 42 videos shared on social media and distributed 125,000 fliers to nearly 100 senior centers and other public locations throughout Los Angeles County. ... read more »
Ciee Launches Social Media Campaign Celebrating the Brilliance of Frederick Douglass Global Fellows and The Benefits of Studying Abroad
January 14, 2019
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) launched a social media campaign - #CIEEmpower #MSInspirational #FrederickDouglassGlobalFellows - to share the personal reflections of 20 extraordinary students who have studied abroad in the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship program,  which is sponsored jointly by CIEE and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions. ... read more »
Adults Were Silent About R. Kelly’s Pattern of Abuse
January 14, 2019
The six-part Lifetime network docuseries, "Surviving R. Kelly," presented an extensive pattern of abuse of girls and young women by R. Kelly that spanned decades and was facilitated, enabled or ignored by many adults who were aware and were silent. ... read more »
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