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21st Century Challenges Require New Mindsets and New Behavior
October 18, 2018
Demographic changes in California and throughout the nation are profoundly altering the political landscape. Not the least of such changes is the impact of the huge increase in the Latino population. Cleary, Latinos are already asserting their new found political strength. This threatens many African Americans, who rather than work to strengthen relations with Latinos, for mutual benefit, seem determined to cling to their own highly limited  past political and economic gains, real and imagined.  ... read more »
Free Nonprofit Empowerment Symposium to Offer Valuable Economic Strategies and Resources
The Symposium will feature presentations and panel discussions on Affordable Housing and Development, Funding Opportunities, and Tax Essentials for Faith Based and Nonprofit Organizations: Capitalizing on Tax Laws and Exemptions.   ... read more / view event »
4th Annual South Bay Economic Forecast Oct. 25 Hosted by California State University, Dominguez Hills 
The Economic Forecast will provide a comprehensive report on the current state of the South Bay and summarizes California and the nation, as well as the outlook for 2019. ... read more / view event »
Survey Shows Black Voters Support Newsom, But Not All Democratic Policies
October 12, 2018
African Americans usually vote overwhelmingly for the Democratic Party, but that doesn't mean they are always in line with Democratic state issues. Findings from a recent poll of 1,200 African American voters conducted by Evitarus, a public opinion research firm released new data that shares insight into black voters in California. ... read more »
Time Done Concert
The concert will be emceed by Hot 97 and Apple Music Beats 1 radio host Ebro Darden and 97.1 AMP radio host and “Queen of LA” Yesi Ortiz, and feature performances by the world-renowned DJ Cassidy, California-native Goapele, Orange is the New Black star Jackie Cruz, hip-hop artist and activist Mysonne, The Fugees’ John Forté and other special guests.  ... read more / view event »
Chargers’ Defense Steps Up in 26-10 Win Over the Raiders
October 11, 2018
The Los Angeles Chargers played its most complete all-around game through week five in their triumph over the Oakland Raiders, 26-10 at StubHub Center on Sunday. Los Angeles was anchored by a defense that held Oakland to less than 300 net yards led by quarterback Philip Rivers who threw for two touchdowns and posted 339 total yards. ... read more »
California’s Net Neutrality Legislation Hit with Lawsuit
October 11, 2018
The FCC voted last December to repeal Obama-era protections and the net neutrality rules, approved by the same organization two years earlier, prohibited Internet service providers – such Comcast and Verizon – from speeding up or slowing down traffic from specific websites and apps. ... read more »
Suge Knight Sentenced for 2015 Fatal Hit-and-Run
October 4, 2018
Marion "Suge" Knight was sentenced today to 28 years in state prison for running over a man and killing him in a Compton restaurant parking lot, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. ... read more »
If Cannabis is Legal in California, Why Are So Many Minority Businesses Considered Illegal?
October 4, 2018
Prop 64 not only promised to reduce or expunge certain past convictions, it also presented employment opportunities in the newly legalized cannabis industry as a gateway to the middle class for many underserved communities. ... read more »
Homeowner Bill of Rights: Protecting Families from Life’s Financial Storms
October 4, 2018
In recent weeks, multiple news sources have reported on the 10-year anniversary since the onset of the nation’s foreclosure crisis. Between 2007 and 2011, 10.9 million homes went into foreclosure, with 8 million completing that process. Additionally, $1.95 trillion in lost property value affected both families who lost their homes to foreclosure, as well as their nearby neighbors who remained in their homes. ... read more »
Gov. Brown Signs Bills to End Sentencing of 14-and 15-year-olds in Adult Criminal Court, Support Exonerated People After Prison
October 4, 2018
Gov. Brown today signed two research-based criminal justice reforms to improve rehabilitation and reduce the odds of re-offending. Senate Bill 1391 prohibits 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults in criminal court and subsequently sent to adult prison. The bill reverses laws passed in the 1990s that allowed for sentencing the youngest teens to the adult criminal justice system.   ... read more »
Assemblymember Santiago and Senator Wiener Issue Statements on Net Neutrality
October 4, 2018
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago is issuing the following statement about Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 822 a few hours ago:  “This measure ensures that we, in California, will maintain a free and open internet that doesn’t discriminate or price users or content differently. I applaud Governor Brown for leading the nation by signing the strongest net neutrality bill in the country,” said Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles). “California leads the fight against the Trump Administration agenda to destroy the internet as we know it.”  ... read more »
The Criminalization of Poverty: Cash Bail for Non-Violent Misdemeanors Perpetuates Unequal Treatment Under the Law
September 28, 2018
Our nation’s racially-discriminatory cash bail system has left hundreds of non-violent misdemeanor suspects to die in jail while awaiting trial, simply because they are poor. A 2015 study identified more than 800 deaths in local jails and lockups; more than 75% of those in local jails have not been convicted, and 70% of those awaiting trial are detained for non-violent offenses.  ... read more »
Wendy’s Window-Fall: A Time of Change
September 27, 2018
I recently attended Mount Saint Mary’s University’s 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference. The theme was, “Responding to the Call: Leading in Times of Change.” The subject matter and discourse throughout the day was extremely timely given today’s climate. Even this new season, fall, represents a “time of change.” When we were kids, as much as we enjoyed summer, we looked forward to what fall would bring: going back to school, getting new school clothes and a chance for a fresh start.  ... read more »
Legislation to Protect Children from Lead Poisoning Bill Signed by Governor
September 27, 2018
Assembly Bill 2370 expands lead testing in drinking water within California’s child care centers. ... read more »
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