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Police Group Places Gun Target on Image of Black Elected Official
September 17, 2020
America is still healing from several violent murders of unarmed Black men and women at the hands of law enforcement officers across the country. But that climate in the country, volatile and fraught with distrust and disagreement, did not stop members of the California Correctional Peace Officer Association (CCPOA) from placing a gun target on the photo of a Black lawmaker in California. ... read more »
Dr. Ladson-Billings Earns 2020 NNPA Leadership in Education Award
September 17, 2020
“We have COVID, we have anti-Black, we have the very tenuous economy and we have the climate catastrophe,” said Dr. Ladson-Billings. ... read more »
L.A. County Board of Supervisors Launch STAY HOUSED L.A. COUNTY
September 17, 2020
Stay Housed L.A. County is a partnership between the county of Los Angeles, legal aid groups and community-based organizations to provide emergency support to tenants in need. ... read more »
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Biden Campaign and DNC Announce New Vote-By-Mail Features on IWillVote.com
September 17, 2020
IWilVote.com has been updated with new state-specific voter education pages and resources – to help voters easily find their states’ deadlines to vote by mail, early, or in person, as well as other important information about their states’ voting process. ... read more »
Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Receives NNPA 2020 National Leadership Award
September 17, 2020
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) has introduced several bills, including the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act, H.R. 71, the Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2015, and H.R. 4660, an Amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015 affirming the authority of the Attorney General to reduce prison overcrowding by developing and implementing lawful policies relating to requests for executive clemency from deserving petitioners. ... read more »
Sip & Sonder—Not Your Average Coffee Shop
September 17, 2020
Co-owners Amanda-Jane Thomas and Shanita Nicholas have created a hub for the community to get a cup of coffee and more. ... read more »
Black Dems Prod California’s Elected Officials to Take Emmett Till Pledge
September 17, 2020
The California Democratic Party African American Caucus (CDPAAC) is calling on all elected officials in California at the local, state and national levels to take a firm stand against racism.   ... read more »
Sheriff — Investigators Have Leads in Search for Suspect in Deputies Shooting
September 17, 2020
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said today investigators had ``promising leads'' in the search for the gunman who shot two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as they sat in a patrol SUV at a Compton rail station. ... read more »
Wells Fargo gives $1 million in scholarships to bridge financial gaps faced by students amidst COVID-19
September 17, 2020
The program, which began accepting applications on Sept. 14, will be administered with long-standing partner APIA Scholars to students entering college and current college undergraduates for the Spring 2021 semester. The financial aid will be able to help cover costs of education like books, computers, materials to support distance learning, tuition, and housing. ... read more »
THE ELECTION OF OUR LIFE
September 17, 2020
Noted activist, playwright and novelist, James Baldwin, wrote “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”  His words are as relevant today as they were when Baldwin first wrote them. ... read more »
Petition Urges Judge to Deny Bail to Democratic Donor Ed Buck in Deaths of Black Gay Men
September 17, 2020
On the eve of the one=year incarceration of Democratic donor and activist, Ed Buck in the deaths of two Black gay men, the group, Justice 4 Gemmel and All of Ed Buck’s Victims, has begun gathering signatures for a petition calling upon Magistrate Judge Rozella A. Oliver to deny bail to Buck.  The petition comes after Buck, 65, petitioned the court arguing that he is at higher risk for contracting COVID-19 while in jail due to his age and because he says he suffers from gum disease and needs specialized cardiac care. ... read more »
California State Bar Shaken by Personnel Issues Involving Two Black Women
September 17, 2020
In less than one month, the State Bar of California has been roiled in high-level personnel snafus involving two prominent Black California women.  ... read more »
Waters: “Trump the Biggest Threat to Our Democracy Since Civil War”
September 17, 2020
"The United States of America stands on the brink of collapse..." ... read more »
‘Say her name’: City to pay $12M to Breonna Taylor’s family
September 17, 2020
Months after the police killing of Breonna Taylor thrust her name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race, the city of Louisville agreed to pay the Black woman’s family $12 million and reform police practices as part of a settlement announced Tuesday. ... read more »
Mark Ridley-Thomas Campaign Kicks Off, 300 Attend Zoom Rally
September 17, 2020
The times, no doubt are challenging, and the challenges facing District 10 and greater Los Angeles are mounting: COVID-19 is damaging the health and the livelihoods of thousands; the crisis of homelessness and affordable housing continues; wildfires are requiring an extraordinary resources from the entire state, and even the ability to vote by mail is under attack. ... read more »
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