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Race Relations Coalition Moves Toward Office of Racial Equality in Los Angeles
October 3, 2019
A diverse group of L.A. City Council members, along with activist group Community Coalition, declared September embRACE LA Month, highlighting the importance of healthy race relations in the city. Now that the month-long conversation has been had, organizers of the event are hoping to move toward creating an Office of Racial Equality here. This, they said, would help strengthen inclusion for L.A.’s most marginalized communities, who often have the least access to resources. ... read more »
Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Fights For Census Equality
August 1, 2019
Infamously known as being the hardest-to-count county in the nation, Assembly member Reginald Bryon Jones-Sawyer, Sr. has come together with local groups and leaders to ensure Los Angeles County is accurately accounted for in the 2020 Census. ... read more »
WATCH: Congresswoman Karen Bass and Van Jones Speak at the People Power Convention
June 26, 2019
On June 8th, many South L.A. residents came together at Los Angeles Trade Technical College for the 4th annual People Power Convention hosted by Community Coalition. The convention is a mass organizing event where residents learn about educational equity, justice reinvestment, art activism, and unified voting power. ... read more / watch video »
Congresswoman Karen Bass and Van Jones Speak at the People Power Convention
June 19, 2019
On June 8th, many South L.A. residents came together at Los Angeles Trade Technical College for the 4th annual People Power Convention hosted by Community Coalition. The convention is a mass organizing event where residents learn about educational equity, justice reinvestment, art activism, and unified voting power. ... read more »
1992 UPRISING: MUCH MORE STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE
March 14, 2019
Mainstream media, in particular, tended to soft-pedal the long range outcomes of the 1992 uprising, i.e., “riots.”  Citing groups like the Community Coalition and Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance, it emphasized some things had been accomplished. Few would disagree. However, the coverage represented a familiar glossing over of the lack of progress for fundamental change in South Central Los Angeles (SCLA). In 1992, even descriptions of participants themselves were often misleading- Blacks and Koreans were frequently referred to as the primary participants, actually, Latinos too were heavily involved and far more Latinos were arrested than Blacks.   ... read more »
Sentinel Exclusive: LAPD Chief Meets With Prominent Black Leaders After an Officer Involved Killing
December 13, 2018
In light of this event and in an effort to continue the promises he made when elected chief of LAPD, Michel Moore met with local Black leaders at the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper on Tuesday, December 11, to discuss the officer-involved shooting. ... read more »
New LAPD Chief  Shares His Policing Vision with South L.A. Black Leaders
June 21, 2018
Continuing his meet-and-greets around the city, new LAPD Chief Michel Moore stopped by the L.A. Sentinel on June 19 and heard about the pressing policing concerns from South Los Angeles African American community representatives. ... read more »
Councilmember Harris-Dawson Joins Community Groups to Urge State and Local Officials to End Cash Bail
May 17, 2018
New study from UCLA’s Million Dollar Hoods Project highlights the disproportionate Price for Freedom ... read more »
Righteous Outrage and Action Must Be Sustained
January 25, 2018
Since the civil rights era, there’s not been sustained outrage to high-profile incidents, or countless other similar incidents of police abuse. ... read more »
‘LA 92’ Documentary Screening and Panel discussions
November 16, 2017
LA 92 is told in news clips and summaries of journalists and newsmen and women on the ground as the 92’ unrest was in progress. ... read more »
Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners Hold Historic Meeting in South LA
September 28, 2017
In addition, the organization collected over 4,200 polls from South Los Angeles residents to gain a deeper understanding of the issues impacting their quality of life. ... read more »
LAUSD to Settle Lawsuit with $150 Million to Low Income Schools 
September 21, 2017
The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay more than $150 million to 50 schools in primarily low-income areas to resolve a lawsuit accusing the district of misspending funds that should have been used to benefit "high-need" and English-learning students, attorneys announced last Thursday. ... read more »
Los Angeles: Russell Simmons Keep The Peace
August 4, 2017
Russell Simmons joined over 75 Los Angeles youth to take a pledge for peace on August 1st. The event was held in partnership with Community Coalition and is part of RushCard's Keep The Peace initiative, a national grant program designed to support non-profit, community-based organization across the country promoting peace and reducing youth violence. ... read more / watch video »
Bass Hosts Rep. Robin Kelly, on Black Women and Girls, for Roundtable Discussion in South Los Angeles
July 14, 2017
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) recently hosted Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) in Los Angeles for a roundtable discussion on Empowering Women and Breaking Down Barriers for Re-Entry. ... read more »
Bass Remembers L.A.’s Civil Unrest and Lessons Learned
May 3, 2017
Congresswoman Karen Bass made her rounds last week, remembering and speaking on the civil unrest that began on Florence and Normandie 25 years ago and imparting lessons that she learned while being involved in the rebuilding process. ... read more »
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