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Federal Lawsuit Challenges HUD to Enforce Fair Housing Rule Civil Rights and Housing Advocates Join Forces
May 25, 2018
Across the country, an estimated $5.5 billion in HUD funding is awarded each year. Nearly two-thirds of these funds go to approximately 1,210 grantees through HUD’s Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant program.  With this year’s rule suspension and continuing for several years, grant recipients – largely state and local government jurisdictions -- can obligate their allocations without any concern for compliance with the Fair Housing Act rule.    ... read more »
Bob Marley’s Granddaughter Wants Accountability for Police Stop
May 17, 2018
Donisha Prendergast and her friends, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall and Komi-Oluwa Olafimihan, all of whom are Black, plus an additional friend who is White, were leaving the home in Rialto on April 30 when a White neighbor called 911 and reported strangers carrying bags out of the house. ... read more »
Why California Needs Banking for Legal Cannabis Operations
May 17, 2018
Despite the cannabis market growing in 38 states, the federal government continues to assert its right to classify cannabis as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act.  This classification creates a very unique challenge for the industry to succeed and the ability to obtain banking services. ... read more »
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Celebrates 32 Years of Bug Fair
Admission to Bug Fair is included with General Admission. General Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students with valid I.D., and $7 for children (3-12).  ... read more / view event »
Charger Girls Bring Open-Call Auditions to the South Bay
May 11, 2018
Dancers will be vying for 28 spots on the 2018 squad and the opportunity to perform in the U.K. when the Chargers and Titans meet Oct. 21 at Wembley Stadium. ... read more »
Application Process Now Open to Fill Board of Trustees Vacancy
May 11, 2018
The successful new Trustee must be at least 18 years old; be a resident of the District and a citizen of the state; a registered voter and not otherwise disqualified from holding elective office under the California State Constitution or other state laws.  He or she must not hold another elective office and cannot be a current employee of the District or must resign from such employment prior to being sworn in. ... read more »
California Women: Keep California’s Breast Density Reporting Law in Place
May 8, 2018
According to the survey, findings show that 95% of respondents want the law to remain in place. Furthermore, nearly 75% know that dense breast tissue makes it more difficult to see cancer on a mammogram, and the vast majority of women with dense breast tissue had conversations about it, including the discussion of additional screening with their physicians. ... read more »
Women Building Social and Health Equity
May 3, 2018
I recently joined a gathering of Black women leaders in Sacramento to discuss the well-being of Black women in California. It was a pretty amazing feeling to be in a roomful of women leaders from across the state—elected officials, ... read more »
Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015
April 27, 2018
Pear said the number of gun homicides involving Black male victims dropped 32 percent from the peak in 2005 at 47 per 100,000 people to 31 per 100,000 in 2015. The homicide rate for Hispanic male victims was 6.7 per 100,000 in 2015, a 38 percent decline from its peak of 10.8 per 100,000 in 2005. ... read more »
The Smart Path to a Good-Paying Career
April 26, 2018
California’s community colleges offer hands-on career training programs in more than 200 fields. ... read more »
How California’s Energy Efficiency is Helping Communities of Color
April 19, 2018
With over 2 million African Americans living in California, 4.6 percent unemployment accounts for an additional 82,600 people back at work. And a significant part of California’s vibrant economy is the state’s smart energy strategy, which has created hundreds of jobs in recent years. ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris Announces Support of the Re-Election of Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragan
March 8, 2018
Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) kicked off her re-election campaign and announced a major endorsement from California Senator Kamala Harris. ... read more »
New California Law to Expand Youth Voter Participation
March 2, 2018
New California Law to Expand Youth Voter Participation ... read more »
BOE Member Horton Sponsors ACA 24 (Waldron) To Expand Disaster Relief  for Property Taxpayers
March 1, 2018
Assembly Member Marie Waldron, 75th District, recently announced that she is authoring ACA 24 to provide relief for the property owners that were affected by the devastating wildfires last year, and the mudslides that followed. Jerome E. Horton, 3rd District Board Member of the State Board of Equalization is the primary sponsor of the measure. ... read more »
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