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Lawmakers Announces Bill to Get School Students Vaccinated Against COVID-19
January 27, 2022
A state lawmaker said he wants ensure that all school students in Los Angeles and throughout the state are vaccinated against COVID-19, and do to that, he announced a proposal today to eliminate personalbelief exemptions and expand upon a state vaccine mandate. ... read more »
Karen Bass Takes Overwhelming Lead to Become L.A.’s First Woman Mayor
January 27, 2022
On September 27, 2021, Congresswoman Karen Bass officially announced her bid to become the next and first woman Mayor for the City of Los Angeles.  ... read more »
Voting Rights Takes Center Stage at Black Caucus MLK Breakfast
January 20, 2022
Voting rights was the central theme at a virtual breakfast the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) held on Jan. 12, to celebrate the sacrifices and impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. on American life and politics. ... read more »
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VP Harris Updates Black Press After Serving First Year as Second-in-Command
January 20, 2022
In 2021, Kamala Harris made history as the first Black, first Asian and first woman to be elected vice president of the United States.  After a year in office, she met with the Black press to give an update on her activities that impact African Americans throughout the nation.    ... read more »
Obama, Biden Honor Sen. Reid as Man ‘Who Got Things Done’
January 13, 2022
Former President Barack Obama paid tribute to the late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday as a man ``who got things done,'' as Democratic leaders spoke of Reid's impact on some of the most important legislation of the 21st century, from health care to Wall Street reform. ... read more »
California Governor Proposes Tax Cuts, Expanded Health Care
January 12, 2022
With state revenues at an all-time high, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday proposed a budget that would cut taxes while also promising to pay the health care expenses of all of the state's low-income adults who are living in the country illegally. ... read more »
Statement of Congresswoman Maxine Waters Following Sentencing for the Killing of Ahmaud Arbery
January 11, 2022
Today, justice prevailed when three men in Georgia were given a punishment of life in prison for killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed African American, in cold blood.  All three of Ahmaud's killers are white.  Two of the three involved have no possibility of parole.  I agree with the decision reached and the sentence imposed.   ... read more »
Councilman Rex Richardson Announces Campaign for Mayor of Long Beach
January 6, 2022
On Monday, January 3, 2022, Long Beach City Councilman Rex Richardson announced his bid to become the next Mayor of Long Beach. ... read more »
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Tribute – Service to Others Defined Career of Willard Murray
January 6, 2022
Being a public servant is not for everyone, but Willard Murray, Jr. embraced the role.  Throughout his career, he sought opportunities to help others and most importantly, uplift African Americans. ... read more »
Black Lawmakers to Sue to Block Michigan Redistricting Maps
January 4, 2022
Current and former Black state lawmakers in Detroit announced Monday a pending lawsuit to block Michigan's newly drawn congressional and legislative districts, contending they illegally dilute the voting strength of African Americans. ... read more »
Alvin Bragg Sworn in as Manhattan DA, Taking Over Trump Case
January 3, 2022
Alvin Bragg has already notched one historic first, taking office Saturday as Manhattan's first Black district attorney. Now he's weighing another: whether to make Donald Trump the first former president ever charged with a crime. ... read more »
Rex Richardson Announces Electoral Campaign for Mayor of Long Beach
January 3, 2022
Rex Richardson is a Long Beach City Councilmember and regional leader with a proven track record of collaboration and problem solving that has helped improve the lives of Long Beach residents. ... read more »
Candidates For LA Elected Office In June Must Live In District By Jan. 8
December 30, 2021
Candidates running for Los Angeles elected office in the June 7, 2022 primary must reside in that jurisdiction or district's newly drawn borders by Jan. 8, the Los Angeles City Clerk reminded candidates today. ... read more »
AARP Polls Reveal Top Concerns for Voters 50 and Older
September 24, 2020
More than half of voters 50-years and older in crucial battleground states are worried about contracting the novel coronavirus.  At the same time, African Americans are particularly opposed to how President Donald Trump has handled the pandemic, according to extensive polling commissioned by AARP.  ... read more »
Trump Delivers 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum Keynote at HBCU Benedict College
November 1, 2019
Hosted by the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, a nonprofit founded by a bipartisan group of African American leaders from across the country who advocate for criminal justice reform, the event includes a host of Democratic presidential hopefuls, local officials, and other stakeholders. ... read more »
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