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Harris-Dawson Spearheads Opening of Housing Units for Homeless Seniors
September 29, 2022
A beautiful afternoon in South Los Angeles was made more enjoyable with the opening of Chesterfield Apartments for formerly homeless senior citizens.  ... read more »
Reparations Task Force Plans Public Hearing at California Science Center 
September 22, 2022
The California Reparations Task Force will hold a two-day public hearing on Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24, at California Science Center, located at 700 Exposition Drive in Los Angeles.  ... read more »
California Reparations Task Force to Meet in South L.A. 
September 15, 2022
Local residents can witness the work of the California Reparations Task Force during the two-day meeting planned on Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24, at Paradise Baptist Church in South Los Angeles.  ... read more »
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Mothers In Action Host 24th Annual Back to School Health Fair 
August 25, 2022
From free backpacks filled with school supplies to nutrition and safety information, Mothers In Action (MIA), the stalwart community group, held its 24th annual Back to School Health Fair on August 13, at Exposition Park.   ... read more »
Hundreds Attend 4th Annual South L.A Pride
July 7, 2022
Hundreds attended the 4th annual South LA Pride celebration on July 1, at Norman O. Houston Park in Baldwin Hills. The event united South LA’s LGBTQ community and their allies for a family-friendly “Pride Picnic.” ... read more / view gallery »
How the Right is So Wrong: The GOP’s Embrace of White Supremacists Is Killing Our Country
June 9, 2022
“Here’s your reparations.” This was a note scribbled onto the assault weapon used by a murderess white supremacist as he live streamed his attack on Black Americans in Buffalo, New York. He murdered 10 and had wanted to kill more. ... read more »
Black History Month: Black Caucus Honors ‘Unsung Heroes’
March 2, 2022
To mark Black History Month, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) held a virtual ceremony honoring people with the group’s Unsung Heroes award – people who exemplify selflessness, courage and service, and whose work to lift others often goes unrecognized. ... read more »
Free College for Californians Moves Closer to Becoming Reality
January 20, 2022
Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s (D-South Los Angeles) bill to provide free college to California students was approved by the Assembly Higher Education Committee with a 9-1 vote. ... read more »
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Community and Labor Dedicate UCLA James Lawson Worker Justice Center
December 12, 2021
Hundreds of people attended the Dec. 11 dedication of the UCLA James Lawson Worker Justice Center, which recognized the enduring legacy of the nation’s premiere non-violence tactician – the Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. ... 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 »
1,500 Underserved Youth Receive Loaded Backpacks from Mother In Action’s 23rd Annual Back to School Health Fair & Giveaway
August 19, 2021
Mothers In Action’s highly anticipated 23rd Annual Back to School Health Fair & Supply Giveaway efforts did not disappoint.  ... read more / view gallery »
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 »
Police Group Places Gun Target on Image of Black Elected Official
September 17, 2020
America is still healing from several violent murders of unarmed Black men and women at the hands of law enforcement officers across the country. But that climate in the country, volatile and fraught with distrust and disagreement, did not stop members of the California Correctional Peace Officer Association (CCPOA) from placing a gun target on the photo of a Black lawmaker in California. ... read more »
7,500 Unique, Small Donors Propel Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s Massive Fundraising Haul
August 5, 2020
Today, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s re-election campaign for Assembly District 59 announced that he had raised $702,403 in the latest fundraising report, finishing the period with $435,848 cash on hand. Jones-Sawyer’s campaign raised the sum with 7,500 unique contributions from small-dollar donors that averaged out to $4.23. ... read more »
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