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LA City Attorney Announces Plan To Combat Increasing Gun Violence
January 24, 2022
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced an eight-point plan to address increasing gun violence in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Reclaiming King, Ourselves and Our History: Intensifying Our Righteous and Relentless Struggle
January 20, 2022
In the midst of our rightful celebration of the life and legacy of Nana Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is important to note that no honor is more important, no action more essential than reclaiming his life and legacy as our own as a people.   ... read more »
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Let’s Create an Infrastructure Policy that Builds Two Types of Bridges for a More Inclusive and Stronger Nation
January 20, 2022
Despite all the stresses, division, and crises of the past year, we Americans have the timely opportunity to achieve the togetherness and mutual benefits in the new year that can mark a significant turning point.  This opportunity lies within the recently passed $1.2 trillion brick-and-mortar infrastructure bill, which can help build bridges of inclusivity between mainstream construction industry businesses and small and diverse business enterprises, generate multiplicative community benefits, and serve as a replicable national model across many industries.  ... read more »
Woman Shot, Killed in Compton
January 14, 2022
A woman was shot to death in Compton today. The shooting was reported about 1:55 p.m. in the 1400 block of West 155th Street, near Compton/Woodley Airport, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. ... read more »
2022 LA County Homeless Count Postponed to Feb. 22-24 Due to COVID
January 14, 2022
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announced today that its annual homeless count will be postponed one month due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, now taking place Feb. ... read more »
Metro To Close North Hollywood Bike Share Stations For 6-8 Weeks
January 14, 2022
 Metro's 23 dockless bike-share stations in North Hollywood will temporarily close for six to eight weeks starting Monday as the agency transitions them into 12 stations with docks. ... read more »
Would Dr. King Still Have The Same Dream?
January 13, 2022
History has provided us with many heroes and sheroes that have fought hard to change the trajectory of how humanity is treated.  Recently we lost Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  ... read more »
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Victory
January 13, 2022
Sometimes we may see “the enemy” as a nation looming as a growing threat. Or we may see “the enemy” as COVID-19, delta, omicron, flurona or those to follow. We see many threats as what’s actually happening now and all around us. Behind all of this is a central cause. ... read more »
Council President Nury Martinez Launches Equity, Performance Management and Innovation Division, Appoints Malaika Billups to Lead
January 13, 2022
Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez launched the new Equity, Performance Management and Innovation Division within the City Administrative Officer’s (CAO) office on January 12. ... read more »
Metro Bus Fares Coming Back in January, Discounted Fares Through July
January 13, 2022
Fare collection resumed today aboard Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority buses after being suspended as a COVID-19 precaution in March 2020. ... read more »
Cooper Retires as BBA President, Yet Remains Committed to Serve Black Business Community
January 13, 2022
The name, Earl “Skip” Cooper, is practically synonymous with Black business and one reason is because he has devoted decades to ensuring that African American companies of all sizes prosper and excel in Greater Los Angeles. ... read more »
Senator Sydney Kamlager officially announces campaign to succeed Karen Bass in Congress
January 12, 2022
 In an exclusive announcement to the Los Angeles Sentinel, State Senator SydneyKamlagerconfirmed that she is launching her campaign to succeed Representative Karen Bass in Congress. ... read more »
Metro to Get $1.24 Billion in Federal Grant
January 12, 2022
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been awarded $1.24 billion in federal American Rescue Plan funds, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced today. The funds are intended to help transit agencies around the country maintain service and keep workers on the payroll as surging COVID-19 cases strain the economy. ... read more »
Twenty LAUSD Law Enforcement Employees Sue Over Mandatory Vaccine Mandate
January 12, 2022
Twenty school law enforcement officers are suing Los Angeles Unified, alleging they were either wrongfully fired or face termination despite filing for exemptions to the district's mandatory employee coronavirus vaccination mandate. ... read more »
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