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Black Women of Los Angeles Represent at this Year’s Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C
September 20, 2018
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) recently held its 48thConference in Washington DC. For the first time in the foundation’s history, two senators — Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey) and Senator Kamala D. Harris (California) served as honorary co-chairs for the 48th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). Historically, co-chairs have been members of the U.S. House of Representatives. ... read more »
Public Health Department, First 5 Announce “Cut The Sugar” Campaign 
September 14, 2018
The Public Health Department and FIRST 5 Santa Clara County announce the launch of Cut The Sugar, a locally developed campaign to encourage residents to drink water or milk, instead of sugary drinks that are uniquely harmful to health.  ... read more »
Family of Slain 20-Year-Old Saieed Ivey, Doubles Reward to $20,000
September 13, 2018
The family of an East Los Angeles College basketball guard, who was gunned down 27 months ago on his 20th birthday in Monterey Park, donated $10,000 today to double the county-offered reward for information that helps detectives track down his killer. ... read more »
Dallas Officer Arrested on Manslaughter Warrant
September 13, 2018
A White Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a Black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook for her own. ... read more »
Lawyer Leads Online Petition to Overturn Cosby Verdicts
August 31, 2018
“We wanted to organize and galvanize people because many of us who followed the trial or actually attended the trial, like I did, were very troubled with how everything went down,” said Nicole Lawrence, who started the petition. ... read more »
Omarosa is Not Your Dog, Trump
August 23, 2018
I am no fan of Omarosa Manigault Newman, the mononymous diva who dominates the airwaves whenever she wants to. Her new book, “Unhinged,” which I won’t read, is billed as a tell-all on “45's” White House and its shenanigans. In making the rounds, “Omierosie” (my nickname for her) has played tapes that seem to corroborate at least some of her allegations about “45.” More importantly, her tapes are evidence that the game captured the hunter. In other words, Omierosie took a page from “45's” book and trusted fewer people than even “45” did. ... read more »
The Broad Announces 2019 Exhibitions Focusing on the Intersection of Art, Politics and Culture 
The Broad announced its exhibition schedule for 2019, led by the exclusive West Coast presentation of the internationally acclaimed exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983, followed by Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again. Originated by The Broad, Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again launches the first major survey of the renowned multidisciplinary artist to take place on the West Coast.  ... read more / view event »
Man Who Challenged Black Family’s Use of Pool Loses Job
July 12, 2018
On Facebook, Abhulimen accused Bloom of racial profiling: “This is a classic case of racial profiling in my half a million $$ neighborhood pool. This happened to me and my baby today. What a shame!!” A police news release noted that the postings were on the page of Jasmine Edwards, which is Abhulimen's Facebook screen name. ... read more »
NNPA Hosts National Black Parents’ Town Hall in Norfolk
July 5, 2018
Panelists for the event, where questions and comments were discussed regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), were Linda Langley Davis, the director of educational services for Hampton Roads, Inc.; Fred Smoot, a former Washington Redskins cornerback and motivational speaker; Rev. Dr. Kirk T. Houston, the founder and pastor of Gethsemane Community Fellowship Church; and Deidre Love, the executive director of the nonprofit Teens with a Purpose. ... read more »
ACLU Veteran Laura Murphy Leads Facebook’s Discrimination Audit 
July 5, 2018
Civil rights beacon and ACLU veteran Laura Murphy laughed when she said that one of her co-workers called her, “The Olivia Pope of the Tech World.”  ... read more »
Alleged Homeless ‘Dumping’ by Sheriff’s Department Under Examination
June 15, 2018
The incident, which occurred on West 25th Street in San Pedro on Jan. 30, was shown by Buscaino on a large screen inside the council chamber and also posted to his YouTube and Facebook accounts. The councilman said the man was a "clear 5150 patient'' -- the term refers to an involuntary psychiatric hold -- and that the incident occurred a few blocks over the border from Rancho Palos Verdes, which is patrolled by the LASD. ... read more »
Facebook Announces New Dating Feature
May 10, 2018
On May 1 at its annual Developer Conference, F8 in San Jose, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg announced a new feature, 'Dating,' a service which will allow users to create a profile specifically for romantic pursuits. ... read more »
Zuckerberg, Facebook Taking Precautions for the Future In Wake of Cambridge Analytica Scandal
April 12, 2018
Facebook officials released a Data Abused Bounty on April 10, rewarding now anyone who reports data abuse. The monetary awards will go to those with first-hand knowledge and proof of cases where a Facebook platform app collects and transfers people’s data to another party to be sold, stolen or used for scams or political influence, they said. ... read more »
Kentucky assistant police chief fired for racist messages
January 25, 2018
Media outlets report that acting Chief Todd Shaw sent what Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell calls ``highly disturbing racist and threatening Facebook messages'' to a Louisville police recruit who had sought his advice. ... read more »
Facebook turns to AI to help prevent suicides 
November 30, 2017
Facebook is turning to artificial intelligence to detect if someone might be contemplating suicide.  ... read more »
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