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L.A. County Backs Legislation to Automatically Update Cannabis Convictions 
May 24, 2018
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to back legislation that would automatically remove or reduce certain cannabis-related convictions.  Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Hilda Solis recommended support for AB 1793.  ... read more »
Protecting Our Community during National Foster Care Month
May 24, 2018
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, our community was under a full-fledged attack. Crack was in our streets, it was in our schools, it was in our parks, it was in our playgrounds, and for some, it was in our homes. ... read more »
$453 Million Vermont Corridor Transformation Moves Forward Gensler
May 24, 2018
The Project spans three sites on and around South Vermont Avenue, between Fourth and Sixth Streets ... read more »
New Caltrans Deputy Inspector General Will Oversee SB 1 Contracts: Gas Tax Revenue
May 24, 2018
According to a press release from Gov. Jerry Brown, Lumpkin previously worked for Southern California Edison in several senior positions. After leaving Edison, she worked as a consultant who represented "major corporations and diverse communities." ... read more »
Koreatown Homeless Shelter Approved by L.A. City Council Committee 
May 24, 2018
A Los Angeles City Council committee today approved a Koreatown parking lot as a potential site for a temporary homeless shelter during a raucous early morning meeting attended by hundreds of people who filled the council chamber to capacity.  ... read more »
Burke Family Continues the Legacy of Public Service, Passing the Torch to Christine Burke Adams   
May 24, 2018
Now, with 30 years of experience, two master’s degree in education from Pepperdine University and a doctorate degree in educational leadership for social justice from Loyola Marymount University, Burke Adams is ready to take the next step in her career.   ... read more »
Barack and Michelle Obama sign multi-year deal with Netflix
May 24, 2018
Netflix said the Obamas would make “a diverse mix of content,” potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries or features. ... read more »
LA City Council Recognizes Taste of Soul Food Festival  & Hyundai  
May 24, 2018
L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson and Councilmembers recognized the Taste of Soul (TOS) family food festival team and Hyundai Motor Company on Monday, May 21, at City Council Chambers.    ... read more »
Dem Stacey Abrams makes history after winning primary in Georgia gubernatorial race
May 23, 2018
Stacey Abrams has won the Democratic primary in Georgia’s gubernatorial race. ... read more »
Feds: White Man Wanted Hit Man to Kill Black Neighbor
May 17, 2018
Brandon Lecroy was arrested last month after he gave the man a $100 down payment and told him he might have more people to kill later, according to an affidavit unsealed after Lecroy was indicted Tuesday. ... read more »
Councilmember Harris-Dawson Joins Community Groups to Urge State and Local Officials to End Cash Bail
May 17, 2018
New study from UCLA’s Million Dollar Hoods Project highlights the disproportionate Price for Freedom ... read more »
Maxine Waters, One of the Most Powerful Black Female Leaders of Our Time  
May 17, 2018
Congresswoman Maxine Waters has dedicated 41 years of her life to public service, tackling some of the most controversial issues with her “no-nonsense” style of politics.  ... read more »
Bob Marley’s Granddaughter Wants Accountability for Police Stop
May 17, 2018
Donisha Prendergast and her friends, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall and Komi-Oluwa Olafimihan, all of whom are Black, plus an additional friend who is White, were leaving the home in Rialto on April 30 when a White neighbor called 911 and reported strangers carrying bags out of the house. ... read more »
Open Letter to Starbucks: From Boycott to Victory
May 17, 2018
The Chicago boycott organizers are now planning community forums at more than 300 Black-owned or managed coffee houses, as well as at faith-based and community-based organizations across the U.S., especially near the 12 Starbucks stores previously boycotted.  These community forums will serve as “Black Economic Empowerment Forums," where attendees will develop plans to improve the economic vitality of their communities. ... read more »
#BlackVotesMatter: Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Spearheads Maassive Voter Registration Push  
May 17, 2018
Prior to former Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas’ resignation in December 2017, he spent the past four years serving the South Los Angeles community by taking on the state’s homelessness crisis, mental health and environmental issues. Although he is no longer serving in the assembly, Ridley-Thomas continues to be a voice and face of the community. This time however, he is taking his voice to the polls by encouraging California residents to register to vote!  ... read more »
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