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Senate approves Judicial Discretion for Sentence Enhancements
May 25, 2017
The California Senate approved SB 620 on a vote of 22-14 to allow a court to use judicial discretion when applying a sentence enhancement for using or discharging a firearm. ... read more »
Obama Freeway Proposal Passes State Senate
May 25, 2017
His attendance at Occidental College influenced his political trajectory and led him to become one of the most revered and respected presidents in American history. ... read more »
Compton Mayor Celebrates NHS Compton Neighborhood Pride Day
May 25, 2017
NHS Compton Neighborhood Pride Day took place in 800 block of Northwood Avenue and helped to kick-off the grand opening of their Center for Sustainable Communities. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Statement on Trump’s “Stop Deciding To Be Poor” Budget
May 25, 2017
“The President’s ‘stop deciding to be poor’ approach to the budget is a fundamental misstep that would permanently cripple the most vulnerable communities in the short run and erode our country’s international leadership in the long run" ... read more »
Trump Budget Promises Balance In Decade, Relies On Deep Cuts
May 24, 2017
Such cuts - which include "zeroing out" programs like community development block grants and heating aid to the poor ... read more »
Gipson demands apology to U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters for disrespect at California State Convention
May 24, 2017
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, chair of the California Assembly Democratic Caucus, is demanding an apology be made to Congresswoman Maxine Waters for the disrespectful treatment she received by a convention worker. ... read more »
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 »
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