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Asm. Cooper Calls Out Environmental Orgs’ Racism
August 20, 2020
Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Sacramento) inked a two-page open letter to leaders of environmental organizations, calling out racism and the lack of diversity in their organizations. ... read more »
Television Academy Honors Tyler Perry
August 20, 2020
The Television Academy announced that entertainment industry icon Tyler Perry and The Perry Foundation will receive the 2020 Governors Award "in recognition of their unparalleled contributions to shaping the television medium.'' ... read more »
Fighting to Bring Jobs to South LA Residents
August 20, 2020
The age-old adage “A good Job can save a life” rings especially true during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of people across Los Angeles have lost their jobs while thousands of people have lost their lives. COVID-19 continues to threaten the health and economic vitality of South Los Angeles neighborhoods. The need for secure permanent employment is heightened even more as California grapples with mountains of requests for unemployment benefits. ... read more »
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LA County owes $8M to man killed like George Floyd
August 14, 2020
Los Angeles County must pay a full $8 million damage award to the family of a Black man whose death had similarities to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday. ... read more »
WATTS HEALING
August 13, 2020
 While a compelling case can be made for a significant expansion of the Los Angeles City Council, a more modest and immediately doable approach to demonstrating our concern with minority rights in these turbulent times would be to free Watts from Council District 15 and join it with Council District 9. ... read more »
LAUSD Owes Black Students and Families More
August 13, 2020
The tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, and others have illuminated, yet again, the realities of systemic violence Black Americans have faced for centuries and continue to encounter daily. Much of the current attention is focused on law enforcement. But our public education system has its own racialized history of oppression. ... read more »
Protest leader Bush ousts 20-year US Rep. Clay in Missouri
August 6, 2020
Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri’s Democratic primary, ending a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century. ... read more »
Councilmember Curren Price Seeks to Make Juneteenth a City Holiday
July 31, 2020
LA City Councilmember Curren Price today introduced a motion that would move to establish Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States dating back to June 19, 1865, as a legal City holiday.  ... read more »
UNLV to implement new tools for racial equity, inclusion
July 25, 2020
A University of Nevada, Las Vegas task force has responded to racial unrest following the death of a man in police custody in Minnesota with recommendations to address safety, equity and inclusion among Black students and employees. ... read more »
Black activists: Portland’s focus on feds only aids message
July 25, 2020
After George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, people in Portland came out in droves to protest police brutality and racism, chanting that “Black lives matter.” As the weeks went by, the crowds dwindled to a few dozen and the protests increasingly turned violent. ... read more »
Paul George shuts down basketball related basketball questions and puts focus on social justice
July 24, 2020
The Clippers star Paul George, dedicated his press conference to shed light on the world, the immediate need for social change. After the scrimmage, George repeatedly shut down any basketball-related questions. “I have no answers for Orlando,” he tells reporters. ... read more »
Doc Rivers Says Clippers Should Give Team’s Game Plan to White House
July 23, 2020
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke a few weeks ago about the NBA being a good platform to speak out on racial equality, and that there needs to be diversity in the coaching ranks. ... read more »
Los Angeles Pro Teams Unite to Battle Social Injustices
July 23, 2020
The 11 professional sports teams that represent Los Angeles came together to create “The A11iance,” a group designed to empower marginalized youth in Los Angeles through sports. ... read more »
A new generation of protest holds great promise for America
July 16, 2020
The inspiring rise of a new generation protesting against racial injustice is driving a new era of change in America, like the generation that emerged 60 years ago to build the civil rights movement of that time. ... read more »
Achieving Justice for George Floyd: Radically Reimagining and Rebuilding America
July 16, 2020
Indeed, it is a clear and constant given that if we are to achieve real justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and all the victims of this racist violent democracy called America, to paraphrase Min. Malcolm, then we have two interrelated objectives that must be achieved. They are: radically reimagining and rebuilding America; and sustaining the struggle on every level which will make this possible. And key to all of this is holding the ground we’ve gained, building on what we have and fighting fiercely to move forward, day by day, year by year and battle by battle until victory is clearly won. ... read more »
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