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Relatives of Tyre Nichols, George Floyd and Eric Garner say lack of police reform is frustrating

 Relatives of Tyre Nichols, George Floyd and Eric Garner — three Black men killed in violent confrontations with police officers — expressed frustration Friday with politicians who have failed to pass police reform legislation or have worked to invalidate laws intended to reduce chances that citizens’ encounters with police end in death.

L.A. Demonstrating Martin Luther King’s Dream  

The nation approaches an anniversary of a vision, manifested by world renown activist, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., on Aug. 28, 1963, King verbalized the need for America to “live out the true meaning of its creed.”  

Panel advises removal of Confederate statue at Arlington

An independent commission is recommending that the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery be dismantled and taken down, as part of its final report to Congress on the renaming of military bases and assets that commemorate the Confederacy.

NBA schedule won’t have games on Election Day this year

The league’s schedule for the coming season will have all 30 teams playing on Nov. 7, the night before the midterm elections. The NBA is hoping teams use that night as an opportunity to encourage fans to get out and vote, plus amplify the need for civic engagement.

Incidents of Hate Crimes Against Blacks Highest in California  

A report released by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) last month revealed that hate crimes targeting Black people in the state “remain the most prevalent” violations regarding a recent increase in violence motivated by race. 

Highlighting Empowered Women Impacting the L.A. Criminal Justice System 

 Looking deeper into the city’s district attorney office, Black women are holding senior roles that influence the largest criminal justice system in the country. This is an important factor, due to the rate people of color are experiencing racially charged encounters in the current criminal justice system. 

AP-NORC poll: Many Black Americans doubtful on police reform

Few Americans believe there has been significant progress over the last 50 years in achieving equal treatment for Black people in dealings with police and the criminal justice system, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Melina Abdullah Headed to Prairie View A&M

Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has announced that scholar and co-founder of the Los Angeles Chapter of Black Lives Matter, Melina Abdullah, will be the university’s inaugural Activist-In-Residence for the 2021-2022 academic year.   

Toxicologist testifies that drugs did not kill George Floyd

A toxicologist testified Wednesday at the federal trial of three former officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights that it wasn’t drug use, heart disease nor an agitated state known as “excited delirium” that caused Floyd’s death after officers pinned him to the pavement in May 2020.