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Black Lives Matter at Eight Years…and Counting
July 15, 2021
When #TrayvonMartin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted on July 13, 2013, the world erupted and our co-founder Alicia Garza penned a love letter to Black people, closing with the words “Black Lives Matter.” The words, amplified by Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, became a rallying cry for those with the vision and will to end state-sanctioned violence against Black people and build a world of freedom and justice. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Celebrates 50 years of Servitude and Outlines Future Progressive Works
July 8, 2021
Wednesday, June 30, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) gathered to publicly fortify their legislative priorities as the House enters into district work period. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, also emphasized the continual work that needs to be done. ... read more »
Congresswoman Karen Bass Leads Effort to Pass George Floyd Policing Reform Bill
May 27, 2021
In a primetime interview aired on ABC News' "Soul of a Nation," on Tuesday, Rep. Bass expressed her disappointment in Congress’ inability to reach a deal by the anniversary of Floyd's death but said she felt confident that she and her fellow legislators will reach an agreement soon. ... read more »
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Remembering George Floyd: a National Call to Action
May 25, 2021
Remembering George Floyd: a National Call to Action ... read more / watch video »
Police Force Cutting into Family Ties: 23-Year-Old Targeted by an Order Given by His Uncle
May 20, 2021
On Tuesday, May 10, Attorney Carl Douglas, and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Co-founder Melina Abdullah joined 23-year-old filmmaker Jamal Shakir to announce a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles and LAPD police officer, Eric Anderson. The premise of the case sounded like many others, law enforcement using overly aggressive force to manage a peaceful protest, but for Shakir, the order for his attack came directly from a family member. ... read more »
Chauvin’s Fate Now in the Hands of a Jury
April 20, 2021
The fate of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with the murder of George Floyd, now rests in the hands of a jury. The much-anticipated final day of the Chauvin murder trial was a long, drawn-out battle of opposing theories as to what caused Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020. ... read more »
Floyd’s family takes its seat in ex-officer’s murder trial
April 6, 2021
A member of George Floyd’s family often occupies a reserved seat in the back corner of the Minneapolis courtroom where former police Officer Derek Chauvin is on trial in Floyd’s death. The seat reserved for Chauvin’s family goes unclaimed. ... read more »
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George Floyd Case Update: In ex-cop’s trial, defense promises video too
March 31, 2021
It's clear video will be the central focus at the trial that began Monday for a white former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd _ and not just the widely seen bystander video that set off nationwide protests last year. The defense says it will also use videos to make its case. ... read more »
Pandemic shapes ex-officer’s trial in Floyd death
March 30, 2021
The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in George Floyd ’s death is being conducted under special circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
Nearly 40 George Floyd Protesters Sue County, 3 Cities Over Arrest Conditions
March 5, 2021
Nearly 40 people arrested last May while protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police are suing Los Angeles County and three Southland cities, alleging many were harassed through various means, surrounded during processing by maskless officers and at times forced to urinate on themselves. ... 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 »
Dumba kneels, NHL puts focus on Black Lives Matter movement
August 4, 2020
Minnesota’s Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. national anthem when he did so before the opening playoff game between Edmonton and Chicago in Edmonton, Alberta. ... read more »
Inglewood Faith Leaders, Businesses Host Peaceful Protest
July 9, 2020
The inter-denominational event, which was held on June 18, attracted scores of people to participate on the lawn of Inglewood City Hall. ... read more »
Clippers Aim to Protect Their Contending Run in NBA Restart
July 9, 2020
Before the threat of COVID-19 stopped the 2019-2020 NBA season, the Los Angeles Clippers were ranked second in the Western Conference. They are ready to battle for an NBA title as they travel this week to Florida for the season restart set to tip-off on July 30. ... read more »
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