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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
Here are the top moments of 2018 ... read more »
Reps. Roybal-Allard & Bass Host Resource Fair for Seniors in South L.A.
December 13, 2018
The fair featured agency representatives who provided 40th and 37th Congressional District constituents with valuable informational resources. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Statement of Concern Regarding the Appointment of Lana Marks as Unites States Ambassador to South Africa
November 16, 2018
“In order for our country to fully take advantage of these opportunities, it is imperative that people with strong backgrounds relevant to the countries they will serve are appointed to be ambassadors, especially to sensitive countries such as South Africa, where less than 70 years ago, the United States refused to stand with the rest of the world in opposing the Apartheid regime established there. South Africa is a key strategic partner and a key ally on the continent and I look forward to continuing our work to build capacity there.” ... read more »
Festivalgoers ‘Felt the Love’ at the 13th Annual Taste of Soul 
October 25, 2018
Saturday, October 20, marked 13 years of the largest street festival in Southern California and the Taste of Soul (TOS) nation still hasn’t come down from the festival high! ... read more »
Behind the Taste of Soul: Meet the Chairs, Co-Chairs, Sponsors & Partners Who Continue to Make the Taste of Soul Family a Success 
October 18, 2018
For 12 years in a row, Taste of Soul has continued to provide all things soulful and be an economic driver in the Black community because of the chairs, co-chairs, partners and sponsors who support the event and its mission.      ... read more »
Bakewell Media Presents the 13th Annual Taste of Soul
September 27, 2018
Bakewell Media presents the 13th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival, in partnership with Mothers in Action and produced by the Los Angeles Sentinel on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10am-7pm on historic Crenshaw Blvd. ... read more »
Justice on Trial Film Festival to Feature 12 Social Justice Films, Guest Appearances from Jennifer Siebel Newsom, David Arquette, Authors Asha Bandele & Donna Hylton
September 13, 2018
“Building Justice,” a film by Ultan Guilfoyle about architect Frank Gehry’s work with students studying the inhumanity of prison design, and "The Real Background Check," an animated short by ANWOL co-director Tiffany Johnson, will also make their debuts at the film festival. ... 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 »
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