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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 »
Rep. John Lewis’ Statement on Trump Shutdown and Provides a FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS GUIDE
January 13, 2019
IN RESPONSE TO TRUMP SHUTDOWN, REP. JOHN LEWIS PROVIDES STATEMENT AND PUBLISHES SHUTDOWN GUIDE “Federal employees do not deserve to be used as hostages in a political debate,” said Rep. ... read more »
Rep. Bobby Rush Joins 128 House Democrats in Demanding Answers from USDA on Upcoming Food Stamp/Snap Benefits Lapse Due to Trump Shutdown
January 13, 2019
WASHINGTON —  U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) joined 128 House Democrats in a  ... led by U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Purdue demanding specifics on how the Department will address impending benefit reductions for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) caused by President Trump’s government shutdown. ... read more »
NFL Launches Social Justice Initiative, Stressing Education
January 13, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is launching a social justice platform, with an emphasis on education, economic development and community and police relations. The platform is called Inspire Change and includes the funding of grass-roots organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Operation HOPE. ... read more »
Rams Line Dominates and Power past Cowboys, 30-22
January 13, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Late in his 13th NFL season, Andrew Whitworth finally got to savor his first playoff victory, albeit only for a minute or two. ... read more »
Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside’ unseats ‘Aquaman’ in $19.6M debut
January 13, 2019
Courtesy Photo NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart isn’t hosting the Oscars, but he’s got a number one movie. Hart’s “The Upside” surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday. ... read more »
Lawyer: R. Kelly Denies all Sexual Misconduct Allegations
January 13, 2019
Courtesy Photo CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for R. Kelly said Friday that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, ... read more »
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