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Governor Brown Signs Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer’s Bill That Will Help End the School-to-Prison Pipeline
September 18, 2018
  (Sacramento)–Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer’s (D – South Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 2944, legislation that creates a permanent contribution-based funding source to end the school-to-prison pipeline. ... read more »
Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Kavanaugh
September 18, 2018
  WASHINGTON (AP) — The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recall Anita Hill’s accusations against Clarence Thomas in 1991, but there are important differences as well as cautions for senators considering how to deal with the allegations. ... read more »
Booker Fuels Presidential Talk with South Carolina Dem Fundraiser
September 18, 2018
AP- Fueling speculation about his White House ambitions, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will headline a Democratic fundraiser in South Carolina, which hosts the South’s first presidential primary. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Shuts the Door on Discriminatory Political Climate
September 14, 2018
“From the tone of the presidential campaign, to where the Klu Klux Klan makes their appearances regularly, to the deportation of hundreds of immigrants, to the ban on Muslims, to the children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border—that is where the CBC steps in.” ... read more »
California Lawmakers Continue Shift from Mass Incarceration
September 14, 2018
The recently completed California legislative session continued a yearslong effort to lower criminal sentences, ease restrictions on suspects, and keep juveniles out of adult prisons despite objections that the moves could harm public safety. ... read more »
 City Council Approves the Name Change of ‘Rodeo Road’ to ‘Obama Boulevard’ 
September 13, 2018
The City Council closed out their August meeting with a vote of a lifetime. Last month, members of the council were asked to vote on changing the street name “Rodeo Road” to “Obama Boulevard” after Los Angeles City Council president Herb Wesson motioned for the rename back in 2017.  ... read more »
Los Angeles City Council Confirms Cynthia McClain-Hill as New LADWP Commissioner
September 13, 2018
McClain-Hill has been appointed to a four-year term, filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Board Vice-President William W. Funderburk, Jr. ... read more »
Political Cartoon
September 13, 2018
Judge Brett Kavanaugh appoint to save trump from impeachment, roll back civil rights, gun control and Role vs Wade ... read more »
Voter Campaign WOKEUP Wants To Increase Voter Turnout
September 13, 2018
The WOKEUP event took place Saturday, Sep. 1 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Board Member Jerome Horton is Honored by the New Democrats
September 13, 2018
The award presentation took place at End of the Legislative Session dinner at The Sutter Club in Sacramento. ... read more »
Obama Tells Voters to Step Up Or ‘Things Can Get Worse’
September 13, 2018
Former President Barack Obama says the November midterm elections will give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics,'' taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House.  ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Opposes SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
September 12, 2018
  In a recent  ...  to Senate leaders, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) formally expressed its opposition to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court.   ... read more »
Former GOP Chair Steele Says He Knows Identity of Op-Ed Writer
September 7, 2018
In an NNPA Newswire exclusive, Steele said the damning New York Times op-ed by a senior Trump administration official was likely written by a team of the president’s trusted hierarchy and it’s a clear signal that America is now witnessing a White House in utter chaos. ... read more »
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