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Congressional Black Caucus commemorates the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown Virginia
September 12, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) led by Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, hosted a congressional ceremony in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first-recorded forced arrival of enslaved African people. ... read more »
Governor Signs Bradford Bill on Insurance Diversity
September 12, 2019
Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 534, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This bill expands current definitions in California’s Insurance Diversity Survey to include LGBT- and veteran-owned businesses. The bill also adds the Insurance Diversity Task Force and Governing Board Diversity Survey into California law ensuring valuable data will continue to be collected. ... read more »
How Kamala Harris Plans to fix the criminal justice system
September 12, 2019
Criminal justice reform remains a pressing concern for American citizens regardless of political affiliations. A recent study conducted by Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of Justice Action Network, found that support for reform spans all sides of the political spectrum—with 68 percent of Republicans, 78 percent of Independents and 80 percent of Democrats supporting criminal justice system reform. With an issue so urgent to the nation, 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are being called upon to explain how they will fix the system in which more than 2.3 million people are incarcerated and where African-American citizens are disproportionately and excessively imprisoned and criminalized. Democratic candidate Kamala Harris is speaking out with a solution to overhaul the severely flawed institution if she becomes president. ... read more »
Education Icon Dr. George McKenna launches LAUSD re-election campaign
September 12, 2019
Dr. George McKenna kicked off his re-election campaign for LAUSD School Board, District 1, Sunday, August 25th.  Before an energetic and enthusiastic crowd, Dr. McKenna spoke of his intent to continue serving students and families in his district for a second term. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Celebrate the Groundbreaking for Homeless Housing Development in South Los Angeles
September 12, 2019
The Pointe on Vermont, a 50-unit mixed-use affordable housing development with commercial space on the ground floor, also including a recording studio to keep the youth out of the streets. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti and Nickerson Gardens Residents in Watts Celebrates Being Awarded $3.7 Million Jobs Plus Initiative Grant
September 12, 2019
The Jobs Plus Initiative Grant was given by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will train and place residents for careers in healthcare and construction. Wednesday, September 4, residents and special guests celebrated the new opportunity and multiple centers set up for peak prosperity among the community. ... read more »
Abrams Tells Democrats: Go After Georgia, Irregular Voters
September 12, 2019
Georgia’s Stacey Abrams dove headlong Monday into Democrats’ debate over how to win in 2020, urging her party to treat her diversifying state as a key battleground and replicate her effort to bring new minority and younger voters to the polls nationwide rather than chasing white voters lost long ago. ... read more »
Dynamex Law Will Gut Black Newspapers in California
September 8, 2019
  This is a direct appeal to Governor Gavin Newsom, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez and our entire state legislature. I’m writing this on behalf of the more than 20 African American-owned newspapers that operate in cities and towns across California. ... read more »
New City Task Force Cracks Down on Illegal Cannabis
September 5, 2019
The Mayor’s Office, L.A. City Council, law enforcement and local city departments announced a task force created to stop illegal distribution of cannabis. ... read more »
How to Be an Anti-Racist, According to Ibram X. Kendi
September 5, 2019
“A combination of memoir and extension of [Kendi’s] towering Stamped from the Beginning... Never wavering... Kendi methodically examines racism through numerous lenses: power, biology, ethnicity, body, culture, and so forth... This unsparing honesty helps readers, both white and people of color, navigate this difficult intellectual territory... Essential.” ... read more »
National Congress of Black Women to Honor Shirley Chisholm at Annual Brunch
September 5, 2019
"Black women are awesome, but unfortunately, our true stories don't always make the news. Mrs. Chisholm was our founder along with many great women like Dr. C. DeLores Tucker, Dr. Lezli Baskerville, Dr. Mary Frances Berry, Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, and the Honorable Alexis Herman," Williams said.  ... read more »
102 House Members Rebuke Delay of Payday Loan Rule Waters Led Effort Supported by Many CBC Members
September 5, 2019
Anyone who struggles with the rising costs of living knows all too well how hard it is to try stretching dollars when there’s more month than money in the household. Predatory lending, like payday and car-title loans, worsen financial stress with triple-digit interest rates that deepen the debt owed with each renewal.    ... read more »
Ethnic Media Unite to Inform Diverse Communities About 2020 Census
September 5, 2019
As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, a census is conducted every 10 years to count the number of people living in the nation and its five territories. Census Day kicks-off on April 1, 2020, and every home will receive an invitation to participate in a short questionnaire by phone, mail and for the first time, online. ... read more »
California Lawmakers Eye Bills on Vaccines, Guns, Housing
September 3, 2019
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmakers have just two weeks remaining in their session to sort through hundreds of bills, some addressing volatile topics such as vaccinating children and shootings by police. ... read more »
Black Women Focus of Discussion At Meeting of California Democratic Party Leaders
August 29, 2019
The California Democratic Party, the largest Democratic Party organization outside of Washington, D.C., held a candid discussion with Black women about Black women and the Democratic Party at its summer executive board meeting in San Jose Saturday. Hosted by the Party’s Progressive Caucus, over 200 people, including newly elected Party chair Rusty Hicks listened intently as a panel of Black women from around California discussed their continued disappointment in how the Party treats its most loyal voting block. ... read more »
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