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Kobe Bryant Visits the Third Annual Mamba League Tournament
April 18, 2019
The third season of the Mamba League culminated on Saturday with their Championship tournament. The Mamba League is a collaboration between NBA legend Kobe Bryant, Nike and the Boys and Girls Club to develop youth from disenfranchised communities as athletes and as people. ... read more »
Heather Hutt Talks About Her New Role as State Director for Senator Harris
April 18, 2019
A California, particularly a Los Angeles native, Hutt has spent her life and career fighting for the residents in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
L.A.-area Ministries Plan Holy Week, Resurrection Day Events
April 17, 2019
Several churches throughout the greater Los Angeles area will present worship services to observe the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus. The following is a list of some of the events. ... read more »
Musicians In Action Sponsor Community Drum Clinic
April 17, 2019
Musicians In Action will sponsor its annual 2019 Drum Clinic on Saturday, April 27, from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Living Room on the Faithful Central Bible Church campus, ... read more »
Reps. Ilhan Omar Leads Letter to Trump Administration on Efforts to Undermine the International Criminal Court
April 17, 2019
Rep. Ilhan  Omar (D-MN) WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan  Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Jim McGovern, Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, led a group of House Democrats in requesting information on the Administration’s decision to restrict visas of International Criminal Court staff. ... read more »
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Introduces “Be Heard” Act to Prevent Harassment in the Workplace
April 17, 2019
Pressley: “This is for the brave women of the Boston Fire Department, for the hotel workers I worked alongside when I was scrapping money together to help my family, ... read more »
Rep. Barbara Lee and Bipartisan Group Introduce Legislation to Improve Reentry and Economic Growth by Restoring Pell Grants for Incarcerated Individuals
April 17, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), Rep. French Hill (R-AR), and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) introduced landmark legislation to strengthen successful reentry and economic growth by restoring Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated individuals. ... read more »
WATCH: Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters Discuss Banking Industries Lack of Diversity, Excessive Salaries and CEO Accountability
April 17, 2019
NBC's Wilfred Frost talks with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, about big bank CEOs' testimony on Capitol Hill. ... read more / watch video »
Berry Gordy Fulfills Dreams with Motown Reaching 60 Years
April 17, 2019
Berry Gordy LOS ANGELES (AP) — Motown Records founder Berry Gordy looked out at the audience at a 60th anniversary tribute to his groundbreaking record label and saw his dream of making music for “all people” in the world fulfilled. ... read more »
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and Kershaw’s Challenge Announce Partnership to Refurbish ‘Jackie Robinson Stadium’ and Construct ‘Field 42’ in The City of Compton
April 16, 2019
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and Kershaw’s Challenge announced a partnership to refurbish Jackie Robinson Stadium and construct a new “Field 42” at Gonzales Park in the City of Compton. The project, which was unveiled earlier today during Jackie Robinson Day ceremonies at Dodger Stadium, will commemorate the 100th birthday of Jackie Robinson. Construction will begin later this year on Dodgers Dreamfields 52 and 53, which will continue LADF’s commitment to build 75 Dodgers Dreamfields by the 75th anniversary of the Dodgers’ move to Los Angeles in 2033.  ... read more »
Rep. Chu Recognizes 2019 Congressional Women of the Year
April 16, 2019
“The annual Women of the Year Awards Ceremony is one of my favorite events of the year. Today’s winners have stood out in our communities because of their drive and commitment to give back to the San Gabriel Valley. Every single honoree today has been selected through an exhaustive process, starting with a nomination from their neighbors, friends, and family – the people in their communities who have benefited most directly from their service. We received a flood of nominations from cities across the district, and today’s winners stood out not only because of their work, but because of the admiration from their neighbors and fellow citizens. I’m so proud of these role models and am honored to be recognizing them.”  ... read more »
Cal State LA Students Dedicate Spring Break to Civil Rights Service Trip
April 16, 2019
The 17 students and five faculty and staff chaperones traveled more than 2,000 miles to Montgomery, Alabama, during the first week of April. Their days were spent volunteering with local youth and seniors at Resurrection Catholic Missions and touring historical landmarks in communities at the center of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. ... read more »
Angela Rye to Deliver Texas Southern University’s Commencement Address
April 16, 2019
Angela Rye, who brings a unique perspective of strategy and policymaking inside the beltway of the nation’s capital, will be the speaker at Texas Southern University’s Spring 2019 Commencement. The ceremonies will take place at 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in the Health & Physical Education (H&PE) Arena. ... read more »
Momentum Builds for Public Banks: Los Angeles City Council Endorses AB 857
April 16, 2019
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), who is a joint-author of the Public Banking Act, responded, saying: “Californians from the grassroots to the halls of power are weary of a corporate banking system that doesn’t work for them. Wall Street needs people-powered competition, and a public bank for public good is the right place to start. Council President Herb Wesson has been a bold champion of public banks for many years, and I couldn’t be more grateful for his leadership and the support we’ve seen from so many others across the state.”   ... read more »
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