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Ridley-Thomas Taps BKCAME as Satellite Office for Community Healing for Grief and Loss
April 10, 2019
In the wake of the March 31 murder of Ermias Asghedom, known worldwide as Nipsey Hussle, L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has been at the forefront of engaging resources to stop the violence and heal the community in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Congressmember Karen Bass Enters Legacy Lived And Left By Nipsey Hussle Into The Congressional Record
April 10, 2019
  WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), spoke on the House Floor shortly prior to entering Nipsey Hussle’s contributions to South Los Angeles into the Congressional Record. ... read more »
WATCH: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) Argued Over a Scheduling conflict During a House Committee on Financial Services Hearing
April 10, 2019
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) argued over a scheduling conflict during a House Committee on Financial Services hearing. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Rep. Ted Lieu Plays Recording of Candace Owens Statement on Adolf Hitler
April 10, 2019
Rep. Ted Lieu plays recording of Candace Owens: “I don’t know Ms. Owens. I’m not going to characterize her. I’m going to let her own words do the talking. ... read more / watch video »
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings Reintroduces Resolution Commemorating Jubilee Day, Honoring the Accomplishments of the Fisk Jubilee Singers
April 10, 2019
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) recently reintroduced a resolution Supporting the Goals and Ideals of Jubilee Day, honoring the accomplishments of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers and those who carry the tradition forward today. ... read more »
State Leaders Kick Off $100.3M Census Push With Call to Ethnic Media, CBOs to Help Get Word Out
April 4, 2019
“California is determined to ensure we achieve a complete census count. We’ve started early and are committing more resources than any other state on a robust outreach and engagement effort to reach all Californians,” said Ditas Katague, Director, California Complete Count – Census 2020. “Our collaborative partnerships throughout the state will make a difference in 2020, which may be the most difficult Census count yet for California.” ... read more »
$62 Billion in Education Cuts Proposed, Key College Aid Could Be Slashed
April 4, 2019
Every budget defines priorities and values. To put it another way, what’s really important in life gets supported financially. For many families, having a home, food, and utilities usually rank pretty high. Then there are other budgetary concerns like saving for college or having a ‘rainy day’ fund to cover less frequent costs that can be much higher than the size of the next pay check.    ... read more »
WATCH: House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings Checks Rep. Jim Jordan
April 3, 2019
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Tuesday authorized Chairman Elijah Cummings to issue a subpoena for White House Personnel Security Director Carl Kline. The 22-to-15 party-line vote enables the committee to summon Kline to testify about its probe into the Trump administration’s security clearance process. ... read more / watch video »
Rep. Ayanna Pressley Advocates for Fair Housing
April 3, 2019
WASHINGTON  – Today at a full Financial Services Committee hearing entitled, “The Fair Housing Act: Reviewing Efforts to Eliminate Discrimination and Promote Opportunity in Housing,” Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) discussed Congress’s responsibility to maintain a housing market that is free from discrimination and condemned the Trump Administration’s efforts to diminish fair housing enforcement. ... read more »
Congressman Al Green’s Statement on President Trump’s Threat to Close the Southern Border
April 3, 2019
(Washington, D.C.) — On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Congressman Al Green released the following statement on the President’s threat to close the southern border: “The President has, ... read more »
Chairwoman Maxine Waters: I Have the Gavel & I’m Not Afraid to Use it
April 3, 2019
LOS ANGELES — On Saturday, March 30, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), the first woman and first African American to Chair the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, ... read more »
Lori Lightfoot Makes History, Elected Mayor of Chicago
April 2, 2019
Political newcomer Lori Lightfoot has been elected Chicago mayor, becoming the first black female — and openly gay — leader of the city. Lightfoot on Tuesday defeated Toni Preckwinkle, ... read more »
Michael Brown’s Mother Making Run for Ferguson City Council
April 2, 2019
Lesley McSpadden FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown’s mother could soon have oversight over the police department connected to her son’s death, if voters in Ferguson, ... read more »
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