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U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaks at Howard Univ. commencement
May 18, 2017
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris delivered the commencement address to the 2017 graduating class of Howard University. An alumna of Howard, Harris spoke to the graduates about the challenges before them, and importance of making their voices heard and serving their communities. She gave them three pieces of advice: ... read more »
Bill to Celebrate 400 Years of Black History Passes U.S. House
May 18, 2017
In a rare display of bipartisanship in Congress, the United States House of Representatives voted to establish a commission to examine 400 years of African American history. ... read more »
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas: Next Generation of Leadership Takes Charge
May 18, 2017
Chair of the Revenue & Taxation Committee is poised to lead city and state to promising future ... read more »
Jackson calls commission to investigate voter fraud a fraud
May 18, 2017
Civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson says President Donald Trump's commission to investigate voter fraud is itself a fraud. ... read more »
Gipson Denounces Trump’s Flip Flop of HBCU Funding
May 10, 2017
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson responded to Trump’s conflicting statements on HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) funding. ... read more »
The First 100 Days of Resistance: What’s Next for Immigrant Rights?
May 10, 2017
Activists briefed reporters from ethnic media on a conference call about their resistance to President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, and what’s next for immigrant rights. ... read more »
Youth Lobby State Lawmakers for Prison Reform
May 10, 2017
The approximately dozen members of the Youth Justice Coalition who participated in Quest for Democracy on May 8 advocated for lawmakers to pass 10 bills to protect and uplift California’s youth. ... read more »
Feinstein, Harris Introduce Resolution Commemorating 25th Anniversary of Los Angeles Civil Unrest
May 3, 2017
Feinstein, Harris Introduce Resolution Commemorating 25th Anniversary of Los Angeles Civil Unrest ... read more »
Bass Remembers L.A.’s Civil Unrest and Lessons Learned
May 3, 2017
Congresswoman Karen Bass made her rounds last week, remembering and speaking on the civil unrest that began on Florence and Normandie 25 years ago and imparting lessons that she learned while being involved in the rebuilding process. ... read more »
John J. Kennedy Elected Vice Mayor of Pasadena 
May 3, 2017
Pasadena City Council members unanimously elected their colleague John J. Kennedy, as vice mayor this week, during a non-agenda Special Organizational Meeting, kicking off a new political year for the city. ... read more »
After Blocking Obama’s SCOTUS Pick, Senate Republicans Confirm Gorsuch
May 2, 2017
Senate Republicans Break “Super Majority” Rule to Confirm Trump’s Supreme Court Pick With the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court, Senate Republicans won another victory in their partisan war of obstruction against the nation’s first Black president. ... read more »
Joint Center Commends Sen. Feinstein’s Hire of Black Legislative Director
May 2, 2017
That number has doubled since the Joint Center’s 2015 Senate report. ... read more »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Continuing the Fight For The People 
April 26, 2017
Former Fox News Commentator Bill O’Reilly has made insulting comments about Congresswoman Maxine Waters. He has done his sexual harassment scandal thing, cost the news company millions and been fired it, and is probably now vacationing at Mar-a-Lago (the President’s residence in Florida). ... read more »
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