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1.5 million Angelenos Face Drastic Cuts in Food Aid

Trinidad Luna is a Los Angeles resident living with type 2 diabetes and amputations below both knees who relies on monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, known as CalFresh in California, to support his dietary needs. 

Senator Cory Booker (D-NY), Environmental Justice Advocate, Proud to Receive NNPA Leadership Award

Sen. Booker, who served two terms as Newark mayor before his election to the Senate, will receive the 2021 National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) National Leadership Award for excellence and innovative leadership in Black America. Drs. James Hildreth and Ebony Hilton, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-Missouri), and Olympic record-setter Allyson Felix also will receive National Leadership Awards from the NNPA, the trade association of more than 230 African American-owned newspapers and media companies.

Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race

 As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have to go about it differently next year under a new Tennessee state law that prohibits teaching certain concepts of race and racism.

The Road Map for State Leadership On Transportation

Since the people of South and West Los Angeles sent me to the Legislature in 2013, I have partnered with leaders from every corner of the state to restore transportation funding. Every year, there was a choice that pitted transportation funding against major priorities.