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US education secretary touts school diversity efforts
August 25, 2016
John King Jr. is touting a network of magnet schools as one model for achieving the kind of diversity he has been pushing for as American schools have been growing more racially segregated. ... read more »
Chicago police recommend firing of 7 cops for false reports
August 25, 2016
Seven Chicago police officers should be fired for filing false reports in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, ... read more »
Minnesota chief defends officer in July shooting of Castile
August 25, 2016
In an interview with The Associated Press, St. Anthony Police Chief Jon Mangseth sketched a portrait at odds with the image of the officer screaming expletives while pointing his gun at the dying man in the video. ... read more »
Taste of Soul Has Become An Institution Within The African American Community
August 25, 2016
It was summer 2005 and the conference room at the Los Angeles Sentinel office was abuzz. Sentinel Publisher/ CEO Danny Bakewell Sr. had come up with an idea. ... read more »
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 »
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