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It Was All Business at the 4th Annual VSEDC Mobile Retail and Food Truck Expo
August 19, 2016
More than 500 current business owners, start-up businesses and Wantreprenuers visited the 4th Annual Mobile Retail and Food Truck Expo at Los Angeles Trade Technical College on Saturday, August 13th, where 40 local companies and speakers were showcasing their products and services to help stimulate and support local business and job creation. The event was organized by Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) in partnership with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, LA Economic Workforce Development department, American Mobile Retail Association and truck Manufacturer Kareem Carts. ... read more »
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell launches STEAM program at L.A. High’s Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA)
August 18, 2016
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, founder of the Women’s Institute for Young Girls (WIYG), welcomes participants to the new Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) at L.A. High School State Senator Holly J. ... read more »
Dolphins of Hollywood Square
August 17, 2016
On July 28, Councilman Curren Price dedicated the intersection of Central and Vernon avenues in recognition of John Dolphin and “Dolphins of Hollywood”—one of the first African-American owned record stores in Los Angeles. ... read more »
New Hires at the RNC Ready to Court the Black Vote
August 17, 2016
Due to unprecedented poor polling numbers in the African-American community, Republicans have ramped up their effort to court Black voters ... read more »
Americans for Democratic Action Support Hahn’s County Supervisor Bid
August 14, 2016
Hahn Continues to Rack Up Support from Prominent Democratic Organizations in her Race for the LA Board of Supervisors ... read more »
Hillary Clinton Looks to Build African American Base with Top Staffers
August 11, 2016
the Clinton campaign has turned to seasoned, Black political strategists to boost voter turnout in the African American community. ... read more »
First Family Arrives at Martha’s Vineyard for two- week break
August 10, 2016
President Barack Obama's seventh and final summer vacation at Martha's Vineyard has begun with hopes of getting in some relaxing time with the first family before the busy fall leading up to November's presidential election. Obama will fill the next two weeks with leisurely rounds of golf, beach outings, bike rides and hikes with his wife and daughters, and dinner with Mrs. Obama and their friends at some of the island's top restaurants. Congress is also on an extended summer break from Washington, something the White House has chided it for as the nation deals with the Zika virus making its way to Florida. ... read more »
Effort under way to allow Uganda president to rule for life
August 10, 2016
A presidential spokesman in Uganda says some ruling party officials want to remove the age limit on the presidency so long-time President Yoweri Museveni can run again. Museveni, who took power by force in 1986, was re-elected in a disputed election in February. His current term expires in 2021. ... read more »
CBC Chairman Marks 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
August 10, 2016
Recently, CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) recognized the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and called upon House Republicans to support legislation that would restore the right to vote for all Americans. ... read more »
Can The National Diversity Coalition for Trump Sway Black Voters?
August 10, 2016
It’s official. Donald J. Trump is the Republican presidential nominee. The Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio was a rough and raucous ride for the reality star, real estate developer turned political neophyte. ... read more »
District Attorney Jackie Lacey Presents Courageous Citizen Awards
August 10, 2016
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey last week honored four women and two men who aided victims and helped capture and prosecute violent criminals in Long Beach and Willowbrook. "What our honorees did was not easy," District Attorney Lacey said during today's Courageous Citizen Award ceremony in Long Beach. "These brave people chose to act. They saved lives and helped stop criminals. By honoring them today, we repay their courage in a small way." ... read more »
Brazile Takes Over as DNC Chair
August 10, 2016
Political veteran Donna Brazile was recently named Democratic National Committee chair, replacing Debbie Wasserman Schultz. ... read more »
At NABJ/NAHJ Joint Conference, Clinton Pledges to Fight For African-American and Latino Families
August 5, 2016
Hillary Clinton paid tribute to the reporters ensuring our press corps reflect our country's diversity ... read more »
Blacks Turn Democratic Convention Around for Hillary Clinton
August 4, 2016
The Democratic Convention needed help and 36 African Americans, stepped up to the podium and answered the call ... read more »
New Compton City Manager Appointed
August 4, 2016
Jerry Groomes was appointed by the Council to temporarily step in as the city's chief administrator ... read more »
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