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 Mayor Eric Garcetti Announces Breelyn Pete as Chief of State and Federal Affairs 
November 16, 2017
On Monday, November 13, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the appointment of Breelyn Pete as his administration’s Chief of State and Federal Affairs.   ... read more »
Democrats, Black Candidates Win Historic Victories on Election Night
November 16, 2017
Black Candidates Win Big on November 7 ... read more »
Sessions unfamiliar with FBI ‘black extremists’ report
November 15, 2017
The 12-page FBI intelligence assessment describes ``black identity extremist'' groups the FBI says are targeting law enforcement after police killings of black men. Foreign Policy first reported on the assessment, which drew outrage from some black lawmakers. ... read more »
Former L.A. Councilman and Community Leader Dave Cunningham passes away
November 15, 2017
Former L.A. Councilman and Community Leader Dave Cunningham passes away ... read more »
BREAKING NEWS: Noted Attorney and Community Activist Michael Lawson Named Interim President of Los Angeles Urban League
November 9, 2017
The Los Angeles Urban League announced today that noted attorney and civic leader Michael Lawson has accepted the position as Interim President and CEO of the famed civil rights organizations Los Angeles Branch. Michael Lawson is not new to the Los Angeles Community and is well respected throughout both the business, political, philanthropic community here in Los Angeles and throughout the nation. Michael Lawson served as a partner at the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flori, LLP in their New York and Los Angeles offices until he retired in 2011. ... read more »
The Avis & Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Center Launches in L.A. 
November 9, 2017
Earlier this week, over 200 attendees came out to the groundbreaking ceremony held by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas for the Avis and Mark Ridley-Thomas Learning Center.  ... read more »
Assmeblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Relocates Constituents Office to Crenshaw District 
November 9, 2017
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas recently held the grand opening of his relocated district office, which is now renamed the Constituent Services Center. ... read more »
Domestic Terrorism Hits the State of Texas After Mass Shooting
November 9, 2017
Just months after Texas was hit by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, a deadly mass shooting rocked the state leaving 26 dead and around 20 injured.   ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti joins Cal State LA, YMCA officials to announce Achieve LA college-readiness initiative
November 9, 2017
Garcetti applauded the new Achieve LA partnership and Cal State LA’s success in transforming students’ lives. ... read more »
Senator Harris Applauds Bipartisan Group of California Mayors Opposing GOP Tax Bill
November 7, 2017
The Senator’s statement comes in response to the House Republican tax plan that would partially eliminate SALT in an effort to pay for tax cuts for the rich. A middle-class family owning a home in California would see an average tax increase of over 26 percent.  ... read more »
Hillsides Honors Holden for Foster Youth Leadership
November 2, 2017
Hillsides honored Assemblymember Chris Holden with an advocacy award for his legislative efforts concerning foster care and affordable housing at a ceremony and roundtable discussion held at Hillsides’ headquarters in Pasadena on October 23. ... read more »
Waters Demands Twitter Disclose Kremlin-linked User Accounts that Targeted her District 
November 2, 2017
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement and attached letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in response to a report from BuzzFeed News and Media Matters revealing that she and her congressional district were targeted by at least one Twitter account that was linked to a Russian firm tied to the Kremlin. ... read more »
Rep. Bass: Bill Handel Should Lose Job Over ‘Degrading, and Repulsive’ Remarks 
November 2, 2017
Rep. Karen Bass (D- Calif.) recently issued the following statement regarding radio host Bill Handel’s degrading remarks about her colleague, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson of Florida ... read more »
Get Covered: Enroll in Health Care Today
November 2, 2017
If you, your family members, or friends need health insurance, this is the time to sign up ... read more »
Harris-Dawson Introduces Social Equity Ordinance
November 2, 2017
The Councilman has introduced the most aggressive social equity program in the nation ... read more »
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