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Voting Rights Takes Center Stage at Black Caucus MLK Breakfast
January 20, 2022
Voting rights was the central theme at a virtual breakfast the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) held on Jan. 12, to celebrate the sacrifices and impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. on American life and politics. ... read more »
Black Caucus Endorses Sen. Kamlager to Replace U.S. Rep. Karen Bass
January 20, 2022
Last week, Sen. Steve Bradford (D-Gardena) announced that the group of African American state legislators will endorse Sen. Sydney Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) to succeed U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA-37) in Congress. ... read more »
VP Harris Updates Black Press After Serving First Year as Second-in-Command
January 20, 2022
In 2021, Kamala Harris made history as the first Black, first Asian and first woman to be elected vice president of the United States.  After a year in office, she met with the Black press to give an update on her activities that impact African Americans throughout the nation.    ... read more »
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A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand
January 13, 2022
I listened intently this morning as our 46th President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the nation from Statuary Hall observing the first anniversary of last year’s insurrection. I found myself reflecting upon the attack on Pearl Harbor that thrusted us into a world war against a tyrannical foreign power. ... read more »
California Governor Proposes Tax Cuts, Expanded Health Care
January 12, 2022
With state revenues at an all-time high, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday proposed a budget that would cut taxes while also promising to pay the health care expenses of all of the state's low-income adults who are living in the country illegally. ... read more »
Asm. Gipson Calls on Governor & Attorney General to Investigate Racist Bomb Threat at Charles Drew University
January 11, 2022
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) released the following statement  in response to a bomb threat against Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU), a historically Black college located in the Willowbrook community in Los Angeles ... read more »
Councilman Rex Richardson Announces Campaign for Mayor of Long Beach
January 6, 2022
On Monday, January 3, 2022, Long Beach City Councilman Rex Richardson announced his bid to become the next Mayor of Long Beach. ... read more »
Tribute – Service to Others Defined Career of Willard Murray
January 6, 2022
Being a public servant is not for everyone, but Willard Murray, Jr. embraced the role.  Throughout his career, he sought opportunities to help others and most importantly, uplift African Americans. ... read more »
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Black Lawmakers to Sue to Block Michigan Redistricting Maps
January 4, 2022
Current and former Black state lawmakers in Detroit announced Monday a pending lawsuit to block Michigan's newly drawn congressional and legislative districts, contending they illegally dilute the voting strength of African Americans. ... read more »
Alvin Bragg Sworn in as Manhattan DA, Taking Over Trump Case
January 3, 2022
Alvin Bragg has already notched one historic first, taking office Saturday as Manhattan's first Black district attorney. Now he's weighing another: whether to make Donald Trump the first former president ever charged with a crime. ... read more »
Rex Richardson Announces Electoral Campaign for Mayor of Long Beach
January 3, 2022
Rex Richardson is a Long Beach City Councilmember and regional leader with a proven track record of collaboration and problem solving that has helped improve the lives of Long Beach residents. ... read more »
Candidates For LA Elected Office In June Must Live In District By Jan. 8
December 30, 2021
Candidates running for Los Angeles elected office in the June 7, 2022 primary must reside in that jurisdiction or district's newly drawn borders by Jan. 8, the Los Angeles City Clerk reminded candidates today. ... read more »
Feds, State Take Steps to Ease Burden on Some Student Loan Borrowers
December 23, 2021
Lewis said, before the pandemic began, paying down the high student loan debt she accrued to cover her tuition and living expenses while in school put a strain on her monthly budget. Those arrears (“in the thousands”) with growing interest made it difficult for her to make ends meet. ... read more »
Asm. Gipson Hosts Police Reform Hearing on Peace Officer Bill of Rights
December 23, 2021
This week, Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Police Reform, held a hearing regarding the Peace Officer Bill of Rights (POBR). The discussion included experts in academia, a civil rights attorney whose firm represents families of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, counsel of rank and file officers, as well as police chiefs.   ... read more »
White House, Dems Furious Over Sen. Manchin’s Build Back Better Betrayal
December 23, 2021
Black Press photojournalist and social media maven Anthony Tilman assessed the death of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislation this way:  “[Fifty] Republicans in the Senate don’t care about children in their own communities and want them to remain in poverty, and yet they still get re-elected. That’s the sad truth.”  ... read more »
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