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Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Talent Scam Prevention Bill Passes Senate Floor 
August 24, 2016
Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Talent Scam Prevention Bill, AB 2068, passed the Senate Floor with a vote of 38-0. AB 2068 strengthens the Talent Scam Prevention Act by expanding the list of communication forms that can be regulated such as online and computer applications. The bill now awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. ... read more »
Assemblywoman Burke Introduces Bill to Put More Clean Cars on California’s Roads by 2025
August 24, 2016
“15 by 25” bill will reduce air pollution, help the state fight the effects of climate change, and ensure that affordable electric vehicles are available throughout California  ... read more »
Bill to Decriminalize Prostitution Charges Against Minors Passes 
August 24, 2016
Moves CA toward treatment rather than punishment for sex trafficked juveniles    ... read more »
Bass’ Statement on FAA’s Decision on Santa Monica Airport 
August 24, 2016
Rep Karen Bass (CA-37) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision to keep Santa Monica Airport (SMO) open through 2023, concluding the city must meet its federal grant obligations put into effect in 2003. ... read more »
Clinton: Nation needs to bring together police, communities
August 24, 2016
Hillary Clinton said last Thursday the nation needs to work together to repair rifts between police officers and the communities they serve and guard against more discord — a veiled reference to rival Donald Trump. ... read more »
Better Mental Health
August 24, 2016
“When policy-makers say that someone has fallen through the cracks, we attempt to explain a situation as something that we cannot control. As an elected representative, it is my responsibility to identify those cracks, and propose responsible solutions to repair those cracks and ensure that they do not splinter again. ... read more »
Local Completes Basic Training at West Point
August 24, 2016
AnnaMaria Dear, 18, of Lawndale, has completed Cadet Basic Training (CBT) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. ... read more »
Local Students Complete Architecture Summer Camp 
August 24, 2016
Held on four successive Saturdays in July, this year’s camp attracted some 60 students from around Southern California  ... read more »
The 10th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair Draws Thousands
August 24, 2016
More than 150 authors, writers, storytellers, poets, spoken word performers, vendors and exhibitors attended this year's fair ... read more »
LEGENDS: President Barack Obama
August 24, 2016
Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008 and won a second term in 2012. ... read more »
Attorney sues Ohio judge over Black Lives Matter button
August 24, 2016
A lawyer sentenced to five days in an Ohio jail for refusing to remove a Black Lives Matter button while in court has filed a federal lawsuit, saying her free speech rights were violated. ... read more »
Cathy Hughes Receives Double Honor at 4th Annual Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame
August 24, 2016
Cathy Hughes was recently announced as Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame 2016 Hall of Fame inductee ... read more »
L.A. Football Club breaks ground on Banc of California Stadium
August 24, 2016
Banc of California Stadium will host a variety of community and cultural events, but has been designed with the soccer fan in mind ... read more »
Hall Legislation to Create Nation’s Strongest Wage Equality Law Approved by State Assembly
August 24, 2016
Data released by the National Women’s Law Center found African American women make only 83 cents for every dollar of Caucasian women ... read more »
‘A Trusted Comrade,’ Black Press Legend George Curry Dies at 69
August 24, 2016
The Black Press has lost one of it’s most celebrated warriors and veteran journalist ... read more »
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