Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Daily Briefs
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 »
Maxine Waters Drags Donald Trump Down the Twitter Timeline
January 14, 2019
The Government shutdown has halted paychecks and government services and Congressmember Maxine Waters in not happy about it! In a storm of tweets Waters tore into Trump about the shutdown, ... read more »
Maxine Waters and NABJ Call Out CBS for Lack of African American Representation for 2020 Campaign Coverage
January 14, 2019
CBS associated producer Ben Mitchell recently tweeted  the networks “2020 Campaign Reporters and Producers” and social media quickly noticed its lack of representation of one of the nations key voting demographics. ... read more »
Federal Workers Get $0 Pay Stubs as Shutdown Drags On
January 13, 2019
Federal employees received pay stubs with nothing but zeros on them Friday as the effects of the government shutdown hit home, deepening anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills. ... read more »
Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Highlights Notable Legislation Effective in January 2019
January 13, 2019
(Sacramento ) – Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer (D – South Los Angeles) released the following statement about his 2018 accomplishments that went into effect on January 1st. “I am pleased to share some of my 2018 successes which will improve the lives of the people of California. ... read more »
Joint Budget Statement by Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins and Sen. Holly J. Mitchell
January 13, 2019
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, D-San Diego, and Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Chair Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s proposed budget: “Senate Democrats are encouraged to see thoughtful, ... read more »

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