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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 »
Federal Lawsuit Challenges HUD to Enforce Fair Housing Rule Civil Rights and Housing Advocates Join Forces
May 25, 2018
Across the country, an estimated $5.5 billion in HUD funding is awarded each year. Nearly two-thirds of these funds go to approximately 1,210 grantees through HUD’s Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant program.  With this year’s rule suspension and continuing for several years, grant recipients – largely state and local government jurisdictions -- can obligate their allocations without any concern for compliance with the Fair Housing Act rule.    ... read more »
Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015
April 27, 2018
Pear said the number of gun homicides involving Black male victims dropped 32 percent from the peak in 2005 at 47 per 100,000 people to 31 per 100,000 in 2015. The homicide rate for Hispanic male victims was 6.7 per 100,000 in 2015, a 38 percent decline from its peak of 10.8 per 100,000 in 2005. ... read more »
Home-grown reactionaries, not Russians, are greatest threat to our elections
March 10, 2018
This past weekend, we once again gathered in Selma, Ala., to commemorate “Bloody Sunday,” the March 7, 1965, march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge that was savagely put down by police. ... read more »
President and Congress Give Financial Fraudsters a Get-Out-Jail Free Card 
November 9, 2017
People Wronged or Cheated Lose Their Legal Rights ... read more »
Racist Extremism Remains a Crisis in the United States
October 5, 2017
Yet the current administration has decided to cut federal funding for groups fighting right-wing violence to shift more resources to fighting Islamist terrorism. ... read more »
Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley Thomas Speaks on how to support your local city
July 5, 2017
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas expresses how important it is to contribute positive efforts into the local community. ... read more / watch video »
CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield Calls For Increased Congressional Staff Diversity
December 15, 2016
The United States Congress must lead by example ... read more »
Trump Wins, But a Record Number of African Americans Will Now Serve in Congress
November 30, 2016
Though there will be more African American members serving in Congress, the dilemma they find themselves in is obvious ... read more »
Isadore Hall Releases 5-Point Plan to Improve CA-44 Neighborhoods
April 28, 2016
Hall Rolls Out Plan Called “Bringing Homegrown Leadership to Washington and Back” ... read more »
Hahn to Vote Against Bill Attacking Health Care of Women and Working Families
January 14, 2016
Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) recently voted against a bill that would dismantle the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood.  The legislation is the 62nd attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and the 11th time in the 114th Congress alone to disrupt women’s access to affordable health care. ... read more »
Bass statement on Obama’s executive action to reduce gun violence
January 14, 2016
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after President Obama unveiled today a series of new executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence: “I wholeheartedly applaud and support President Obama’s decision today to further the enforcement of existing federal law that will require more gun sellers, ... read more »
Obama’s executive actions could open a door for successors
December 19, 2015
While the White House has condemned Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim immigrants as “disqualifying” and “toxic,” President Barack Obama may have only himself to blame if a President Trump ever succeeds in putting his plan, ... read more »
Experts Say Calif. Senate Race Harris’ to Lose
September 16, 2015
WASHINGTON — With California Sen. Barbara Boxer stepping down after 23 years in Congress, a number of Democrats are lining up for her spot. Among the Democratic contenders who have been announced so far are California Attorney General Kamala Harris, ... read more »
HUD Announces New Rule to Combat Housing Discrimination
July 15, 2015
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released a new rule to assist the department’s grantees in meeting their anti-segregation and anti-discrimination mandates. ... read more »
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