Capri Maddox

L.A. Reparations Commission Hosts Second In-Person Event  

The city’s seven-member Reparations Advisory Commission, which is part of the City of Los Angeles Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights Department), hosted its second in-person event on Saturday, December 2, at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU). “Today was a rich revelation of history in Los Angeles for the African American community. It is history that we need to know and that we need to support,” said Syvia Drew Ivie, special assistant to CDU President Dr. David Carlisle, and daughter of Charles R. Drew. “We are grateful that the meeting was held on our campus today.

City Reparations Commission Opens Survey on Black Experience in L.A.

The city’s seven-member Reparations Advisory Commission opened a public survey on June 16, for current and former Black Angelenos to share their experiences within the City of L.A. and their views on how the city can address issues that have impacted the African American experience.

L.A. Demonstrating Martin Luther King’s Dream  

The nation approaches an anniversary of a vision, manifested by world renown activist, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., on Aug. 28, 1963, King verbalized the need for America to “live out the true meaning of its creed.”  


City Council formally established the Office of Racial Equity on Nov.1, as a part of the LA Civil Rights Department (also known as the Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department) by approving its framework and five-year action plan. The Office of Racial Equity, which began work in 2021, aims to achieve equitable outcomes by proactively addressing systemic oppression through culture, policies, practices, and programs with an intersectional framework. 


The city’s seven-member Reparations Advisory Commission will host a public meeting this Thursday, Oct. 20, at 5:30 p.m. “Homecoming,” a virtual event, calls together Black Angelenos to share their stories of systemic racism and learn about the reparations pilot program to be developed in the city. Mayor Eric Garcetti first announced the creation of the Commission, which is a part of the LA Civil Rights Department, in 2021. 

Los Angeles Welcomes LA For All Week

The city celebrated its first “LA For All week” Sept. 19-23, to celebrate the LA For All Campaign, an anti-hate PSA campaign by the LA Civil Rights Department.

Racial Equity Finds a Permanent Home in Los Angeles

Monday, September 13, 2021, marks a monumental day in the history of Los Angeles. Attorney and Executive Director of the Civil and Human Rights Department, Capri Maddox has cut the ribbon to the newly established building looking to house the first racial equity branch of local government in the Los Angeles City Mall arena.