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California Legislature Recognizes Reparations Task Force
June 23, 2022
Several members of the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans received a standing ovation from constituents of the State Legislature last week for their work over the last 12 months. ... read more »
Reparations Task Force: What to Expect in the Committee’s First Report
May 19, 2022
Task force member Donald K. Tamaki said the “comprehensive report connects the dots between past racism and its current consequences.” He also inferred that the report presents a “landmark opportunity” to shape the national conversation around reparations. ... read more »
Calif. Reparations Task Force Is Working to Repair Communications Strategy
April 21, 2022
Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) summed up what he viewed as the reason for low turnout and public engagement at the ninth meeting of the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans. ... read more »
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Reparations Task Force Discuss PR Challenges at San Francisco Meeting
April 14, 2022
The California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans held its ninth meeting on April 13 and it continues through April 14 at Third Baptist Church in San Francisco. ... read more »
Cal Reparations Task Force Votes to Replace Economic Advisor
December 16, 2021
One day after Darrick Hamilton testified before California’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans, the panel decided that it would not enter into a contractual agreement with the noted economist.  ... read more »
Reparations Task Force Agrees It Needs the Ideas, Input of Black Californians
July 22, 2021
Regions in the southern, northern, and central part of the state (where many Black farmers reside) should be involved in the process, said Grills. The “listening sessions would go beyond” formal task force meetings and would not infringe upon scheduled discussions, Grills added. ... read more »
California’s Reparations Effort Takes Shape as Governor Appoints Five Members to Task Force
May 13, 2021
Last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his allotment of five of nine representatives to the nation’s first-ever Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. The state task force is being assembled to meet the mandate of the Assembly Bill (AB) 3121, a landmark legislation Gov. Newsom signed into law last September 2020 that aims to promote racial justice and equity. ... read more »
Ninety-Three Stars Shine Brightly During LMU’s 28th Annual Kente Graduation Celebration
May 16, 2019
Kente Graduation is a Rite of Passage within LMU’s Black Community that celebrates the personal and academic achievements of students ... read more »
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Bass Hosts Rep. Robin Kelly, on Black Women and Girls, for Roundtable Discussion in South Los Angeles
July 14, 2017
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) recently hosted Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) in Los Angeles for a roundtable discussion on Empowering Women and Breaking Down Barriers for Re-Entry. ... read more »

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