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Councilmember Harris-Dawson brings 1,000 job openings to South L.A.
October 18, 2018
During the event, hundreds of residents who attended had access to 40 employers and several were offered jobs on the spot. ... read more »
CBC Chairman Statement on Confirmation of Eric Dreiband to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division
October 18, 2018
The Chairman of Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the confirmation of Eric Dreiband to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ). Dreiband was confirmed by a vote of 50-47. ... read more »
Behind the Taste of Soul: Meet the Chairs, Co-Chairs, Sponsors & Partners Who Continue to Make the Taste of Soul Family a Success 
October 18, 2018
For 12 years in a row, Taste of Soul has continued to provide all things soulful and be an economic driver in the Black community because of the chairs, co-chairs, partners and sponsors who support the event and its mission.      ... read more »
Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Anti-Lynching Legislation Introduced by Harris, Booker, and Scott
October 18, 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to advance the bipartisan Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018, historic legislation that would criminalize lynching, attempts to lynch, and conspiracy to lynch for the first time in American history. ... read more »
Thurmond Plans to Bring California Schools Back to the Top 
October 18, 2018
Thurmond is running for State Superintendent for Public Instruction because he believes that every child should get the education they need to realize their potential. ... read more »
DNC on Eric Dreiband’s Appointment to head the Civil Rights Division
October 15, 2018
DNC Chair and former head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division Tom Perez released the following statement on the Trump administration's appointment of Eric Dreiband to lead the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division ... read more »
Harris, Thompson, Nadler, Lofgren, Beatty Lead Lawmakers in Letter to Urge Administration to Halt Deportation of Black Mauritanians
October 12, 2018
There are approximately 3,000 Black Mauritanians in the United States, most of whom arrived in the 1990s after their government forcibly expelled them and stripped them of their citizenship on the basis of their race and ethnicity. So far in fiscal year 2018, the Trump administration has deported 79 Mauritanians, up from eight in FY 2017. ... read more »
Kavanaugh Confirmation a Betrayal of Senate’s Duty
October 12, 2018
Today’s vote is a betrayal of the Senate’s constitutional duty to advise and consent. The Urban League Movement opposed this nomination because of his extremist positions on civil rights, workers rights, and social justice. A complete vetting of his background was impeded by the White House, which withheld the vast majority of pertinent records. ... read more »
Survey Shows Black Voters Support Newsom, But Not All Democratic Policies
October 12, 2018
African Americans usually vote overwhelmingly for the Democratic Party, but that doesn't mean they are always in line with Democratic state issues. Findings from a recent poll of 1,200 African American voters conducted by Evitarus, a public opinion research firm released new data that shares insight into black voters in California. ... read more »
Voter Alert: Beware of Robocalls Making Misleading Statements 
October 12, 2018
Los Angeles County election officials are alerting residents about a misleading robocall now circulating that wrongly claims there is an error in one of the ballot titles for the November 6 General Election. ... read more »
California’s Net Neutrality Legislation Hit with Lawsuit
October 11, 2018
The FCC voted last December to repeal Obama-era protections and the net neutrality rules, approved by the same organization two years earlier, prohibited Internet service providers – such Comcast and Verizon – from speeding up or slowing down traffic from specific websites and apps. ... read more »
Los Angeles Criminal Justice Reform Legislation Spearheaded by Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Cleared for March 2020 Ballot
October 11, 2018
Patrisse Cullors, Campaign Chair Reform L.A. Jails ballot measure led by Black women in Los Angeles will get full vote of electorate Los Angeles, CA – ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris Statement on Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh
October 11, 2018
The Judge Kavanaugh the American people saw before the Judiciary Committee does not have the character, the temperament, or the judgment to sit on the highest court in our land. ... read more »
In the Race for Governor of Florida, Andrew Gillum Leads DeSantis in Early Polls
October 11, 2018
In what is expected to be a wave year for Democrats, Gillum may be a beneficiary of high turnout, which typically favors Democrats. ... read more »
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