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Local Communities Standing Together Through EmpowerLA
June 10, 2021
The City of LA Department of Neighborhood Empowerment or EmpowerLA puts the power back in the hands of the community. It is the “primary support agency” for the neighborhood council system. They are calling on every Angeleno to strengthen the voice of the community; Neighborhood Council is the closest form of government to the people. ... read more »
Obituary: Remembering Dr. Wille P. Blair, California Civic Leader, Dad and Mentor
March 4, 2021
Dr. Willie Blair, 69, a former U.S. Navy officer who served during combat in Vietnam and later became a champion of racial equity for African Americans in California, passed away in San Diego on Feb. 25. ... read more »
Exhale. Inhale. Roll Your Sleeves Up
November 26, 2020
Kamala’s win is a “dancing in the street” victory for Black women, for all women, for our nation. ... read more »
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LOS ANGELES AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN’S PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS 2021 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT/PUBLIC POLICY CLASSES
October 29, 2020
The Los Angeles African American Women’s Political Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI) has opened the application process for its 2021 Leadership Development/Public Policy Instruction class.  The Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute is the premiere leadership organization offering development to African American women. ... read more »
Your vote is an act of social justice
November 1, 2018
This November we have a chance to participate in our democracy and make it more just. ... read more »
Expanding Voter and Civic Engagement
February 21, 2018
The Sentencing Project, a research and advocacy center based in Washington, D.C., estimates that nearly 6 million Americans are ineligible to vote because of laws targeting those with previous criminal convictions. ... read more »
First Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger Appointed USC V.P. of Civic Engagement
July 6, 2016
Paysinger served the citizens of Los Angeles for 41 years, focusing on crime prevention and community engagement ... read more »
Hundreds Of Black Men Show Their Support For Students In Seattle
February 17, 2016
In one of the most dynamic displays of civic engagement seen in Seattle in some time, over 200 Black men gathered at South Shore Pre-K – 8 School to welcome students to school last Monday morning as part of the school’s 8th Annual celebration of National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID). ... read more »
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