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America’s Water Infrastructure Act To Fund Up To $35 Million Towards West Basin’s Harbor South Bay Water Recycling Project
November 8, 2018
America’s Water Infrastructure Act, the comprehensive infrastructure legislation passed by Congress in the fall and signed by the president on Oct. 23, will allow West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) to access an additional $35 million in federal funding for its Harbor South Bay Water Recycling project. ... read more »
Three Misconceptions About the Black Vote
November 8, 2018
“…criticism of Black voter turnout that does not include increased access to high-quality equitable education is misguided to say the least. Demanding people vote without addressing inequities that disenfranchise them consents to the American myth of ‘pulling yourself up by your bootstraps.’” ... read more »
Vote Yes On Measure W – It’s Good For Business and for the Black Community
November 1, 2018
At its core, we support Measure W because of its impact on empowering African-Americans and other communities of color in Los Angeles County – making business pay their fair share for the clean water that Black and brown residents are most likely, otherwise, to be deprived of. Measure W is a progressive tax that spreads the compliance burden equally with no groups paying more than their fair share. ... read more »
Stop Kavanaugh: President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Must Not Join the High Court
September 6, 2018
“It is confidence in the men and women who administer the judicial system that is the true backbone of the rule of law.” — Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 531 U.S. 98, Bush v. Gore [Dissent], December 12, 2000 ... read more »
Prosecutors Against Gun Violence Co-Chairs to Congress: Address Dangerous Downloadable 3D Printed Guns Now
August 27, 2018
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., co-chairs of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, today released the following joint statement urging Congress to take action to stop the proliferation of downloadable guns: ... read more »
Sustaining Righteous Community Outrage
August 23, 2018
Righteous outrage must be sustainable.it is necessary to bring about the political pressure crucial for actual long range change.  Of course, ultimately, it is the responsibility of the Black community itself to forge its own future which requires new mindsets and most important, new behavior. Developing sustainable righteous outrage is only one of other important tasks that collectively, we must undertake as part of a self-determined Black agenda. ... read more »
Future of Democratic Party Lies in Moving to the Moral Center
August 16, 2018
A new generation of Democrats, such as New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is challenging the party’s establishment, writes Jesse Jackson, and the party’s goal should be to embrace the “moral center.” ... read more »
Warren: Criminal justice System ‘Racist’…’Front to Back’
August 9, 2018
While speaking at a historically black college, the Massachusetts senator identified some of the system's failures: disproportionate arrests of African Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender system; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting even after their sentences are complete. ... read more »
Congressman Ron Dellums: A ‘Fierce’ Focused Fighter
August 9, 2018
Dellums was a fierce, focused fighter for justice, an anti-war activist who served in the military, authored several CBC Alternative Budgets (budgets that focused on human needs rather than military buildup) and was an indefatigable fighter for South African freedom. ... read more »
Los Angeles Blocked Access to 3D Printers to Make Deadly Plastic Guns
July 31, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump came under heavy pressure Tuesday to block blueprints for 3D printers to make deadly plastic guns, stepping into the dispute after his administration agreed to allow plans for guns that could be easy to conceal and difficult to trace. ... read more »
Mother of Slain Teen Jordan Davis Wins Georgia Congressional Primary
July 25, 2018
  Lucia “Lucy” McBath mother of slain teen Jordan Davis has won the Democratic nomination in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District after winning a runoff election on Tuesday. ... read more »
Rep. Barbara Lee Considers Run for Chair of the Democratic Caucus
July 19, 2018
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said that she’s seriously considering running for Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, the fourth-highest ranking position in Democratic leadership in the United States House of Representatives. ... read more »
Trump Won’t Protect Our Elections, So States Must Step Up
July 19, 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin came late to the Helsinki Summit with Donald Trump on Monday and spoke first at the news conference afterward. He handed Trump a soccer ball from the World Cup, but he clearly walked away with the trophy for the World Cup of politics, largely because Trump, in a bizarre and unprecedented performance, kept scoring own goals on Putin’s behalf. ... read more »
The Question in November: ‘What kind of country do we want to be?’
June 28, 2018
Trump uses immigration to rouse racial fear; immigrants “infest” our country, he charges. ... read more »
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