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L.A. Council Votes to Create Pilot Program of Unarmed Mental Health Responders
October 16, 2020
   The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted today to create a pilot program to divert nonviolent emergency calls involving mental health issues from armed police officers to unarmed professionals. ... read more »
Kaepernick’s company publishing essays on policing, prisons
October 6, 2020
Colin Kaepernick’s publishing company is putting out a collection of 30 essays over the next four weeks about abolition, policing and prisons. ... read more »
‘Mightier Than the Sword –The History of the Black Press’
October 1, 2020
From the Freedom’s Journal to the Chicago Defender, and of course, the Los Angeles Sentinel, Black publications and journalists have been on the frontlines fighting for social justice, equality, and basic human rights for Black communities. With the recent killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, Black America is reminded of the power the Black press holds. The rage, the protests, the tears, and the chants screaming, “Black Lives Matter,” inspire Black newspapers and digital media outlets to keep advocating for change. ... read more »
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David G. Brown Cartoon: October 1, 2020
October 1, 2020
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Trump Leads by Division, While Biden Leads by Multiplication
September 24, 2020
As the presidential campaigns heat up, Americans are provided with a stark choice of leaders. The visits to Kenosha of Donald Trump and Joe Biden provide clear contrasts for all to see. ... read more »
The “Inspire Change” Special Shows How the NFL is Fighting for Equality
September 17, 2020
To display their commitment to combating social injustices, the NFL aired a one-hour TV special called “Inspire Change.” Music and movie icon, Queen Latifah, was the host; the special consisted of interviews and speeches by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. ... read more »
‘Say her name’: City to pay $12M to Breonna Taylor’s family
September 17, 2020
Months after the police killing of Breonna Taylor thrust her name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race, the city of Louisville agreed to pay the Black woman’s family $12 million and reform police practices as part of a settlement announced Tuesday. ... read more »
Declaration of Principles for the Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks
September 17, 2020
"And so this march must go beyond this historic moment. We must support the strong. We must give courage to the timid. We must remind the indifferent, and we must warn the opposed. Civil rights, which are God-given and constitutionally guaranteed, are not negotiable in 1963.” – National Urban League President Whitney M. Young, 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Justice ... read more »
Wendy’s Window– Chaos Everywhere!
September 17, 2020
Now we have fires to deal with! Who would have every thought we would experience so much chaos in one year? In January we learned about the death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and the rest of the passengers on the small private plane. Our hearts were full of sorrow in such disbelief. In February, we publicly experienced another Black man killed in cold blood by the name of Ahmaud Arbery. March was terrifying as we were officially introduced to COVID-19, the pandemic we all have been living with for months now, and an innocent woman by the name of Breonna Taylor was murdered in her own bed by police officers.  ... read more »
BLACK WOMEN LEADERS RESPOND TO TRUMP AND THE GOP IN RESPONSE TO THE QUESTION TO BLACK AMERICA: ‘WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?’
September 10, 2020
Our consortium of Black women leaders has disrupted the status quo of this election cycle and of society. This week, we have been reminded of the question you asked Black people during the 2016 election: “What do you have to lose?”  Our answer, evidenced by increasingly poor economic outcomes, high racial tensions and hate incidents, the coronavirus, and an overall lack of dignity and respect in the White House, is a lot. And for Black women in particular, it’s too much. ... read more »
Los Angeles City College Supports Black Lives Matter
September 10, 2020
In response to the rising movement for Black Lives Matter, Los Angeles City College (LACC) has implemented several initiatives to fulfill their commitment to pursue racial justice. ... read more »
‘A Beautiful Pregnancy Overall’: BOE Member Malia Cohen Prepares to Give Birth Amid a Virus and Violence
September 3, 2020
About 41 weeks into her pregnancy now, California Board of Equalization (BOE) member Malia Cohen, who is the state’s only African American woman constitutional officer, is preparing to give birth on Sept. 3. ... read more »
California Legislature Passes Bill to Require Diversity on Corporate Boards
September 3, 2020
This week, the California Legislature passed a bill that requires diversity on corporate boards in California. The legislation, AB 979, is joint authored by Assemblymembers Chris Holden, Cristina Garcia, and David Chiu, with Eloise Gomez Reyes as principal co-author. The bill requires publicly held corporations headquartered in California to have at least one director from an underrepresented community by the close of 2021. ... read more »
L.A. County Board Funds Body-Worn Cameras for Sheriff’s Deputies
September 3, 2020
  The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to transfer $25.5 million to the Sheriff's Department to fund the roll-out of body-worn cameras to patrol deputies over the next year. ... read more »
L.A. County Board Expected to Fund Body Cameras for Sheriff’s Deputies
September 1, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote today to transfer $25.5 million to the Sheriff's Department to fund the roll-out of body-worn cameras to five stations over the next year. ... read more »
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