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In Most Cases Local Voters Affirm Candidates Are Serving The People
November 5, 2020
As residence of Los Angeles and the rest of the country focus on the outcome of the Presidential race a number of key races were also happening throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding communities.  No matter what happens in Washington DC these local races will have as much if not more of an impact on the everyday lives of our community no matter who ends up residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  HERE IS A RECAP OF KEY LOCAL RACES IN OUR COMMUNITY. ... read more »
Congresswoman Bass Talks Voter Safety in Virtual Town Hall
October 29, 2020
Everything you need to know about casting your ballot for the 2020 election. ... read more »
Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Karen Bass Applaud Black Women Physicians
October 16, 2020
The Association of Black Women Physicians, (ABWP) celebrates their Virtual 39th Annual Charity & Scholarship Benefit & Silent Auction, on Sunday October 18, 2020 @ 11 AM as they bring their illustrious program and heartfelt mission to a virtual platform with Media Sponsor, ABC 7 TV. Public invited to tune in: Facebook Live (Program Starting at 10:30 AM with a 30-minute countdown:  ... read more »
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The 60-Day Checkpoint for the 2020 Presidential Election is Upon Us
September 10, 2020
The African American Leadership Finance Council (AALFC), a fundraising team for the Joe Biden campaign, organized an online press conference to discuss the importance of Biden/Harris winning the 2020 election. America is currently in uncertain times with the continual threat of police violence, the trends in bigotry, as well as 180,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19 related deaths. The 60-day checkpoint for the 2020 Presidential Election is upon us, and it is now become a matter of life or death. ... read more »
When the Dems Win, Gov. Newsom Must Pick an African American to Replace Kamala Harris
August 20, 2020
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, the first Black woman to serve on a major party’s presidential ticket, made history last week when Joe Biden, the Democratic party’s presumptive nominee, announced that she would serve as his running mate.  ... read more »
California’s Political Leaders Praise Biden’s Selection of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as Running Mate 
August 14, 2020
“Harris selection makes me so optimistic. I am thrilled about the conversations Senator Harris will be having with Americans all around the country over the next 83 days until the presidential election,” said Malia Cohen, a member of California’s Board of Equalization and the highest ranking African American woman constitutional officer in the state.   ... read more »
OPEN LETTER BY BLACK WOMEN LEADERS IN RESPONSE TO THE NARRATIVE SURROUNDING BLACK WOMEN NOMINEES FOR VICE PRESIDENT
August 4, 2020
Black women are many things. We are business executives, political strategists and elected officials, philanthropists, and activists. We are health and wellness practitioners. We are entertainers and faith leaders. We are wives, mothers, daughters, educators, and students. We set and shift culture. We build power and we are powerful. ... read more »
Congresswoman Karen Bass Emerges As Contender for Biden VP Slot
August 1, 2020
Rep. Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles, has emerged as a contender to be Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's vice presidential pick, according to multiple published reports. ... read more »
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Friends and Colleagues Celebrate the Legacy of Rep. John Lewis
July 23, 2020
FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA  “Considering his enormous impact on the history of this country, what always struck those who met John was his gentleness and humility. Born into modest means in the heart of the Jim Crow South, he understood that he was just one of a long line of heroes in the struggle for racial justice. Early on, he embraced the principles of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience as the means to bring about real change in this country, understanding that such tactics had the power not only to change laws, but to change hearts and minds as well.”  ... read more »
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 »
ANGEL NEIGHBORS IN COVID-19 TIMES –TELLING YOUR STORY TO SAY THANKS
May 21, 2020
On April 29, 1992, Ward Economic Development Corp (WEDC) had just completed its first housing development – Ward Villas (WV).  In the first month, neighbors – even those who were skeptical about who would move into affordable housing – came to help us protect the newly completed 90,000 + square ft. state of the art complex from being burned or looted.  People of good will provided staples, helped to “man” the fire hoses, stood guard, help residents feel comfortable, setting in place a close community relatedness that has lasted over these last 29 years. ... read more »
State and Federal Elected Fight For COVID-19 Funds for Black Community
April 23, 2020
In a briefing with African American media on April 16, Karen Brown Wilson, executive director of California Black Media, brought together U.S. Congresswomen Karen Bass and Barbara Lee, Assemblymember Shirley Weber and Board of Equalization member Malia Cohen to outline the societal and budgetary concerns that they are advocating for on both the state and federal level. ... read more »
Congresswoman Karen Bass Answers the $1200 question, Where’s My Check?
April 20, 2020
In a letter to her district and to all of America. The California Congresswoman and Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus the Honorable Karen Bass issued this statement: “This week, about 60 million Americans received a $1,200 bank deposit as mandated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that Congress passed at the end of last month. ... read more »
South LA Community Standing Together Against COVID-19
April 9, 2020
In just a few weeks, the coronavirus has completely changed life as we know it. This pandemic has also exposed the wealth and necessity of community-based organizations, and a need for a substantial social safety net. Every resident is feeling the devastating impact of COVID-19 within South LA and across the City of Los Angeles. This crisis requires elected leaders, residents, and community-based organizations to collaborate on solutions. The vital role of South LA nonprofits like Community Coalition and other resident led organizations is amplified during times like these. While many residents are rightfully focused on meeting the needs of themselves and their families, many feel a responsibility to help their neighbors and their community at large during this pandemic. ... read more »
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Do You Qualify For the $1,200 Payment?
March 30, 2020
On Friday, March 27, 2020, the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law after the House of Representatives passed it earlier that day. The bill is the largest relief package signed into law in United States history and will impact nearly every person in this country. ... read more »
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