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Best Wishes for a Happy New Year in 2022
December 30, 2021
L.A.’s community, political and faith leaders share best wishes and words of advice on ways to have a happy new year in 2022. ... read more »
Compton Community Engages Prayer to Fight Crime
November 18, 2021
An ecumenical and multicultural group of concerned citizens answered the call of the Rev. Dr. Michael J. Fisher to join him in a vigil and rally to beseech God’s guidance in catching the killers of Pastor Reggie Moore as well as erasing the criminal element from the city. ... read more »
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Presented With $50 Million Check at Ceremony to Support New Medical Degree Program
October 21, 2021
A special event was held on the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) campus recently to commemorate the recent $50 million allocation from the State of California to the University. The event was highlighted by a check presentation from Watts native Assemblymember Mike Gipson, representative of California’s 64th Assembly District which includes the CDU campus. Dr. David Carlisle, president and CEO of CDU, along with other representatives and students from the university were on hand for the presentation. ... read more »
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$200 Million Ribbon Cuttings at CSU Dominguez Hills Usher in New Era for University
October 21, 2021
On October 15, 2021, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) hosted four simultaneous ribbon cuttings, three of which were on major capital project buildings totaling more than $200 million. The grand openings marked the biggest transformation of the campus in more than a decade, and the first additions of brand-new academic facilities in more than 20 years. ... read more »
Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer Justice Reform Legislation Signed Into Law
October 7, 2021
At Rowley Park, alongside legislators, community leaders and families of victims of police violence, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation creating a system to decertify peace officers for serious misconduct. The Governor also signed legislation increasing transparency of peace officer misconduct records, improving policing responsibility and accountability guidelines, raising eligibility standards and banning harmful restraint techniques. ... read more »
Mia Bonta Sworn in to State Assembly District 18 and the Newest Member of the California Legislative Black Caucus
September 9, 2021
This week, Mia Bonta was sworn in as the 11th member of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC). Mia Bonta gave her oath of office in a formal ceremony at the state Capitol and will now serve as a member of the California State Assembly representing the 18th Assembly District (Oakland, Alameda and San Leandro). Bonta won her campaign last week in a special election for the seat recently vacated by her husband, Rob Bonta.  Mr. Bonta was appointed Attorney General this past spring. ... read more »
Newsom Mobilizes Black Vote Ahead of Election
September 9, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom organized labor, community, and elected leaders across South Los Angeles to recognize Black worker contributions to the American Labor Movement on Labor Day at the headquarters of the African American Voter Registration, Education, and Participation Project (AAVREP). ... read more »
L.A. Elected Officials Urge Vaccinations Against COVID-19
August 12, 2021
“Vaccinate now” is the mandate from Los Angeles-area federal, state and local elected officials, who united on August 12 to implore African Americans and Latinos to receive the shot to counteract the latest surge in COVID-19 infections. ... read more »
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HEATHER HUTT LAUNCHES BID FOR ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 54
February 1, 2021
Heather Hutt, a former Senior Advisor & State Director for then-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, who served as California's first Black U.S. Senate State Director, officially launched her campaign for California State Assembly District 54. ... read more »
Assemblymember Gipson on the Kentucky Grand Jury Findings in the Murder of Breonna Taylor
October 1, 2020
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, chair of the California Assembly Democratic Caucus and Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Police Reform responds to the Kentucky Grand Jury Findings in the murder of Breonna Taylor.  “Today’s announcement that Louisville, Kentucky Officer Brett Hankison was not charged in the wrongful death of Breonna Taylor, 26, but for ‘wonton endangerment in the 1st degree’ was the wrong decision by the Grand Jury. Additionally, the other two officers involved were not charged at all. ... read more »
Black Caucus Writes Letters Defending State Bar Candidate
September 24, 2020
“The Black community is already subject to a lot, and we’re not thought about all the time. It's important for us to take matters into our own hands and really be prepared for what's to come because sometimes we're not considered in the game plan as far as what the world needs to do,” Sidqe said. ... read more »
Local Legislation Actively Listens to the Voice of the Future for Guidance into a Healthier World
August 20, 2020
The event entitled “Let’s Talk About it” represented the yearn for growth within the minds of community leadership. They recognized through these historical waves of events there will be trauma and possible turmoil among young hearts, which could create a slanted perspective in adulthood. The best solution is to talk through what is being processed in real time. ... read more »
Friends and Colleagues Celebrate the Legacy of Rep. John Lewis
July 23, 2020
FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA  “Considering his enormous impact on the history of this country, what always struck those who met John was his gentleness and humility. Born into modest means in the heart of the Jim Crow South, he understood that he was just one of a long line of heroes in the struggle for racial justice. Early on, he embraced the principles of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience as the means to bring about real change in this country, understanding that such tactics had the power not only to change laws, but to change hearts and minds as well.”  ... read more »
Bill Banning Police from Using Deadly “Sleeper Hold” Introduced in California Assembly
June 11, 2020
The legislation, AB 1196, bans law enforcement officers in the state from using carotid artery restraints to subdue and detain suspects. The chokehold — commonly called the “sleeper hold” among wrestling fans — is supposed to render victims unconscious, but it has proven to be deadly. ... read more »
Assemblymember’s Son Victim of Gun Violence
April 9, 2020
The 32-year-old son of Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) was one of four victims who were shot on Sunday around 4:00pm in the 8900 block of Hobart Avenue in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
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