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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 »
Congresswoman Karen Bass tackles Coronavirus in telephone town hall
March 19, 2020
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), local healthcare professionals, and local city officials held a telephone town hall on March 17 to address growing concerns about the coronavirus disease 2020 outbreak. ... read more »
After Democratic Party’s Silence on Death of Two Black Gay Men at Democratic Donor’s Home, Jasmyne Cannick Won Her Election to their Board
March 12, 2020
After being ignored by her state and local Democratic Party’s leadership when she called attention to the crystal meth overdose deaths of two Black gay men at Democratic donor Ed Buck’s home-- Jasmyne Cannick has won a seat on the Party’s coveted County Central Committee. On Super Tuesday, March 3, Cannick earned enough votes to secure her seat on the elected body that oversees the Los Angeles County Democratic Party. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Congratulates Ethiopian Prime Minister on Nobel Peace Prize
October 18, 2019
Last Friday, 10/11/19, Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian prime minister was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his relentless pursuit of democratic reforms and regional peacemaking efforts that ultimately led to the end of a standoff with Eritrea. Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus(CBC) issued the following statement on behalf of the CBC:  ... read more »
Rep. Bass Statement on the Arrest of Ed Buck
September 19, 2019
“It’s incomprehensible to me that it took a third Black man to be attacked and almost die to finally dissolve the unconscionable apathy that has allowed Ed Buck, a racist sexual predator, to roam free. Everyone knew that he preyed on young Black men -- two died in his apartment. The inaction in response had a message was loud and clear: Black gay lives obviously didn’t matter. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Slams the Trump Administration for Refusing Temporary Status to Bahamians
September 13, 2019
As reported by NBC News, the Trump Administration has announced it will not provide temporary protected status to Bahamians who fled Hurricane Dorian. If granted, this status would have let Bahamians work and live in the United States until it is deemed safe to return to their home. Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement in response: ... read more »
Education Icon Dr. George McKenna launches LAUSD re-election campaign
September 12, 2019
Dr. George McKenna kicked off his re-election campaign for LAUSD School Board, District 1, Sunday, August 25th.  Before an energetic and enthusiastic crowd, Dr. McKenna spoke of his intent to continue serving students and families in his district for a second term. ... 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 »
10th District WSC Holds Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon
June 20, 2019
The 10th Council District Women’s Steering Committee (WSC) plans its 34thAnnual Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Proud Bird, 11022 Aviation Blvd. in Los Angeles. The theme, “Embracing and Inspiring the Future,” reflects WSC’s focus on education, women and diversity. ... read more »
‘Black-ish’ Star Marcus Scribner On Activism, Social Media and Creating Change
January 3, 2019
When he’s not playing socially awkward Junior in ABC’s comedy “Black-ish,” Marcus Scribner, gives back in major ways. The Los Angeles native has starred in “Black-ish”  ... read more »
The Top Moments of 2018
December 27, 2018
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