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L.A. Demonstrating Martin Luther King’s Dream  
January 12, 2023
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.”   ... read more »
L.A. Civil Rights Dept. Launches Discrimination Enforcement Division
November 10, 2022
The city’s Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights) officially launched its discrimination enforcement division, allowing for city enforcement of civil rights law on Tuesday, Nov.1. ... read more »
CITY COUNCIL APPROVES OFFICE OF RACIAL EQUITY ACTION PLAN
November 3, 2022
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.  ... read more »
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REPARATIONS COMMISSION  TO HOST VIRTUAL EVENT 
October 18, 2022
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.  ... read more »
Los Angeles Welcomes LA For All Week
September 29, 2022
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. ... read more »
City Council Passes Motion on Violence Against Black Women & Girls  
May 25, 2022
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a motion on May 24, seeking an equity analysis on violence facing Black women and girls, citing the disproportionate number missing and murdered of Black women and girls in the United States. ... read more »
Best Wishes for a Happy New Year in 2022
December 30, 2021
L.A.’s community, political and faith leaders share best wishes and words of advice on ways to have a happy new year in 2022. ... read more »
LAUSD Presents Young Women’s Leadership Conference
November 10, 2021
The Los Angeles Unified School District Student Empowerment Unit presents the 2021 Young Women's Leadership Conference on Saturday, November 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 pm. The virtual event is open to all LAUSD young ladies in grades 8th thru 12th, said Dr. Brenda Manuel, conference coordinator. ... read more »
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WATCH: Feminine Focus: Executive Director of the L.A. Civil and Human Rights Dept., Capri Maddox
September 17, 2021
Hello! Join the L.A. Sentinel as they explore the power in the feminine focus. Executive Director of the Los Angeles Civil and Human Rights Department, Capri Maddox shares her journey as a woman of color and what it means her to serve as the bridge between the city's workforce and racial equality for all. ... read more / watch video »
Racial Equity Finds a Permanent Home in Los Angeles
September 13, 2021
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.  ... read more »
LA City Council Adopts Anti Racist Framework in the City of Los Angeles
August 25, 2021
Los Angeles City Councilmembers unanimously voted to adopt an antiracist framework in the City of Los Angeles, calling the motion a long overdue response to generational inequities that perpetuate racial disparities across City services and the region at-large. ... read more »
Kedren Health and FAME Sponsor Mobile Vaccination Clinic
April 15, 2021
Vaccinations are in store for the entire South L.A. population if the staff of Kedren Health Center has their way.  The organization vaccinated more than 500 people on April 10 at a mobile clinic stationed at First AME Church of Los Angeles. ... read more / view gallery »
L.A. Civil Rights Dept., Black Journalists Discuss Challenges of Equity in Media
February 25, 2021
Through forum called “African American Equity in Media,” the new city agency known as L.A. Civil Rights brought together three representatives of the city’s leading media to review how Blacks are represented in newsrooms and news coverage. LA Civil Rights Executive Director Capri Maddox moderated the event, which featured Beverly White, NBC4 news reporter; Angel Jennings, L.A. Times assistant managing editor of culture and talent; Brandon Brooks, L.A. Sentinel and L.A. Watts Times editor. ... read more »
Notable Appointments & Elected Officials of 2020
December 31, 2020
These were the appointments in local and national offices in 2020. ... read more / view gallery »
YWCA Greater Los Angeles Convened Virtual Town Hall Conversation “Standing in Solidarity” Addressing Racism, Social Injustice and Reform
July 17, 2020
On Friday, June 26th, the YWCA Greater Los Angeles convened a virtual Town Hall discussion, “Standing in Solidarity” that spoke on the current state of our country. The conversation addressed important topics, such as the most recent Justice in Policing of 2020, racism, reform, and social injustice. ... read more »
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