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102 House Members Rebuke Delay of Payday Loan Rule Waters Led Effort Supported by Many CBC Members
September 5, 2019
Anyone who struggles with the rising costs of living knows all too well how hard it is to try stretching dollars when there’s more month than money in the household. Predatory lending, like payday and car-title loans, worsen financial stress with triple-digit interest rates that deepen the debt owed with each renewal.    ... read more »
Ethnic Media Unite to Inform Diverse Communities About 2020 Census
September 5, 2019
As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, a census is conducted every 10 years to count the number of people living in the nation and its five territories. Census Day kicks-off on April 1, 2020, and every home will receive an invitation to participate in a short questionnaire by phone, mail and for the first time, online. ... read more »
California Lawmakers Eye Bills on Vaccines, Guns, Housing
September 3, 2019
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmakers have just two weeks remaining in their session to sort through hundreds of bills, some addressing volatile topics such as vaccinating children and shootings by police. ... read more »
Black Women Focus of Discussion At Meeting of California Democratic Party Leaders
August 29, 2019
The California Democratic Party, the largest Democratic Party organization outside of Washington, D.C., held a candid discussion with Black women about Black women and the Democratic Party at its summer executive board meeting in San Jose Saturday. Hosted by the Party’s Progressive Caucus, over 200 people, including newly elected Party chair Rusty Hicks listened intently as a panel of Black women from around California discussed their continued disappointment in how the Party treats its most loyal voting block. ... read more »
California Democratic Party Black Caucus Elects All Women to Board 
August 29, 2019
You could feel the high level of energy in the room when the California Democratic Party African American Caucus (CDPAAC) made history this past weekend, electing four Black women to lead the organization. ... read more »
Cory Booker Hosts Roundtable on Gun Violence Prevention
August 29, 2019
2020 Presidential Candidate Cory Booker made the most of his visit to Los Angeles last week, participating in a roundtable discussion centered on gun violence prevention. The panel included Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, Black Lives Matter L.A. Activist Paula Minor, Moms Demand Action California chapter co-lead Samantha Dorf, gun violence survivor Cindy Montana and actor Stephen Bishop. The discussion was held at Vector.90 in South L.A., a creative working space co-founded by the late rapper, Nipsey Hussle. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Council Opposes State Bill to Allow 4am Bar Time
August 27, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has voted to pass a resolution opposing the so-called “Last Call Bill” that would allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. ... read more »
Slaughter Appointed to African American Mayors Association’s Business Council
August 22, 2019
Kimberly Slaughter is responsible for collaborating with the firm’s regional, division and office leadership ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris’ Office Invites Middle School and High School Girls to a Day of Civics
August 22, 2019
Senator Harris’ recently coined a phase “I’m that little girl” referencing her inner-city upbringing and bussing, recently her West Los Angeles office was filled with young girls from the LA inner city. ... read more »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Held a Public Hearing To Discuss the Homeless Epidemic of Los Angeles
August 22, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, Congresswoman Maxine Waters held a hearing entitled, “Examining The Homelessness Crisis in Los Angeles” to discuss ending homelessness with key stakeholders in Los Angeles County. ... read more »
California Now Has One of the Strongest Police Use-of-Force Laws In the Country
August 22, 2019
 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law one of the strongest measures in the country intended to deter police officers from killing civilians while pursuing criminal suspects. ... read more »
ACTION ALERT: NAACP Urges US Congress to Impeach Donald Trump
August 20, 2019
The delegates to the NAACP National Annual Convention voted unanimously on July 22, 2019, to support an emergency resolution calling for impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 17, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 17, 2019
On this day, August 17, 1887, the Honorable Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, was born in Jamaica. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
L.A. County Woman Receives Governor’s Pardon
August 16, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom has granted pardons to seven people, including Susan H. Burton, a former inmate from East L.A. who now helps other women transition from prison to society. ... read more »
Criminal Case Dismissed Against Black Lives Matter Leader
August 16, 2019
City prosecutors said in February that they had agreed to drop the case in six months if Melina Abdullah, a Cal State Los Angeles professor and Black Lives Matter organizer, adhered to guidelines aimed at preventing her from disrupting Los Angeles Police Commission meetings. ... read more »
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