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Purdue University Instructor Posts Photo in Blackface, Keeps Job Because of “Free Speech”
July 12, 2018
In October 2016, Purdue biology instructor Lisa Stillman posted a profile photo of her and a friend from Halloween at the age of 12. In the photo, the two wore Afro wigs, dark paint on their face, and red lipstick. ... read more »
GOP Lawmaker Counters Racism Claims With “My Son is Named After a Black Guy”
July 12, 2018
The accusations stemmed from whether Taylor would show support of Virginia GOP Senate candidate Corey Stewart who has been accused of problematic rhetoric. ... read more »
VOTE CENTER SURVEY
July 12, 2018
In 2020, LA County will implement the changes proposed by the California Legislature (SB 450) and approved by the Governor in 2017 ... read more »
CBC Chairman Statement on Trump Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
July 12, 2018
"One would think that Senate Majority Leader McConnell would wait until after the election before allowing the Senate to consider this nominee as he insisted on doing two years ago when President Obama nominated Merrick Garland..." ... read more »
San Bernardino Prosecutor Under Investigation For Offensive Comments About Maxine Waters, Michelle Obama
July 12, 2018
Over the weekend it was revealed that Michael Selyem, a gang prosecutor, made hateful comments about former first lady Michelle Obama and Rep. Maxine Waters. ... read more »
Republicans Laud Supreme Court Union Ruling, But CTA, SEIU Say It Will Hurt Working People
July 9, 2018
The Supreme Court struck a major blow to the power of public sector unions yesterday. In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that public sector unions could not collect dues from non-union members. Before the decision, workers who did not decide to join a union were still charged “agency fees” for services such as collective bargaining. (This describes the practice of large unions negotiating wages and benefits that affect all employees, regardless of their union membership.) ... read more »
Politics of Cannabis Q&A Recap
July 7, 2018
On June 27, Dr. Christopher Metzler kicked off his "Politics of Cannabis" Q&A series in West Hollywood. The discussion focused on a range of topics including pesticide use, medical marijuana, meditation, and entrepreneurship. ... read more / watch video »
Rep. Bass Introduces the “Family Unity Rights and Protection Act” to Require the Reunification of Separated Immigrant Families
July 6, 2018
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Global Human Rights, introduced H.R. 6236, the “Family Unity Rights and Protection Act," which would require the federal government to reunite families that have been forcibly separated at the border.   ... read more »
LA County to Crack Down on Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensaries
July 5, 2018
Even though all types of cannabis-related businesses are banned in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, over 80 businesses are illegally conducting cannabis activities in defiance of the County’s ban. ... read more »
County Renews Reward for Police Service Weapons Stolen in Compton
July 5, 2018
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors renewed a $10,000 reward today in hopes of tracking down 31 Beretta and Glock pistols, believed to be police service weapons and stolen from a vault in Compton's old City Hall.  ... read more »
NNPA Hosts National Black Parents’ Town Hall in Norfolk
July 5, 2018
Panelists for the event, where questions and comments were discussed regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), were Linda Langley Davis, the director of educational services for Hampton Roads, Inc.; Fred Smoot, a former Washington Redskins cornerback and motivational speaker; Rev. Dr. Kirk T. Houston, the founder and pastor of Gethsemane Community Fellowship Church; and Deidre Love, the executive director of the nonprofit Teens with a Purpose. ... read more »
Pregnancy Center Ruling A Blow for Abortion-rights Advocate
July 5, 2018
In knocking down a California law aimed at regulating anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to abortion-rights supporters who saw the law as a crucial step toward beating back the national movement against the procedure. ... read more »
Protesters Arrested at Demonstration Outside Federal Immigration Office 
July 5, 2018
City Councilman Mike Bonin and 17 other demonstrators were arrested today during a protest outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in downtown Los Angeles decrying the federal agency's handling of undocumented families entering the country.  ... read more »
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