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Top National Stories of 2018 
December 27, 2018
Here are the Top National Stories from 2018 ... read more »
Senate and House Approve Bipartisan Prison Reform Bill 
December 27, 2018
Members of Congress from both parties have come together recently, to approve a prison reform bill that will allow for employees to store their firearms securely at federal prisons, restrict the use of restraints on pregnant women, expand compassionate release for terminally ill patients, place prisoners closer to family in some cases, authorize new markets for Federal Prison Industries, mandate de-escalation training for correctional officers and employees, and make improvements to feminine hygiene in prison, among other things.  ... read more »
Top Local Stories of 2018
December 27, 2018
Here are the top local stories of 2018 ... read more »
The African American Appointments For 2018
December 27, 2018
Here is a list of the African American appointments for the year of 2018 ... read more »
Senators Harris and Booker Lead Historic Passage of Federal Anti-Lynching Legislation 
December 27, 2018
Last week, December 19, 2018, U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) took to the Senate floor on to ask for unanimous consent to pass 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 »
The Top Moments of 2018
December 27, 2018
Here are the top moments of 2018 ... read more »
Rep. Waters Statement on the Passage of the First Step Act
December 26, 2018
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement on the First Step Act of 2018, which passed both the House and the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support and is now the law of the land.  ... read more »
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell’s Bills to Protect Youth, Fight Sexual Harassment Take Effect Jan. 1, 2019
December 20, 2018
After a busy year of legislative work, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell will see several of her new laws take effect Jan. 1, 2019, including reforms in criminal justice that will protect youth and help shore up families and communities. ... read more »
Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn names Congressman Cedric Richmond as Chief Deputy Whip 
December 20, 2018
House Majority Whip-Elect James E. Clyburn released the following statement regarding new Chief Deputy Whips for the 116th Congress:  ... read more »
Second Black and First Afro-Latino to Lead CA Department of Education  
December 20, 2018
Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) pulled off a hard-fought victory defeating CEO of Green Dot Public Schools Marshall Tuck in the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction. ... read more »
Authors of ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics’ Book Tour Visits Los Angeles 
December 20, 2018
By now, America has heard of the blue Democratic wave that surged in 2018, in large part to the constant support and advocacy of African American women.  ... read more »
Daphne Bradford Runs for President 
December 20, 2018
From years of community work in South L.A., Daphne Bradford will join the 2020 presidential race.  ... read more »
Criminal Justice Bill Passes Senate; House Approval Expected
December 19, 2018
The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation’s war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Statement on Russian Attempts to Suppress African American Turnout in the 2016 Election
December 19, 2018
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – led by Chairman L. Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), and Congressional Black Caucus Diversity Task Force Co-Chairs, Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) and G. ... read more »
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