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Divided US House Committee Backs Pot Decriminalization
November 22, 2019
A divided U.S. House committee approved a proposal Wednesday to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, a vote that was alternately described as a momentous turning point in national cannabis policy or a hollow political gesture. ... read more »
Interactive Comprehensive Map Shows Thousands of Lynchings Thoughout American History
November 8, 2019
"Before this website, it was impossible to search the web and find an accurate scope of the history of American lynching. The names have always been kept safe but distant, in old archives and scholarly books and dissertations. This site leaves the record open for all Americans, especially high school students who want to learn more than what their textbook has to say,” the site’s authors wrote. ... read more »
Remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings and the Journey Still Ahead
November 7, 2019
The nationally televised October 25 funeral services for the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, paused partisan debates and revealed how a son of Baltimore worked tirelessly for his constituents and for this nation. In the days since his home-going, I have marveled at how his life’s work somehow brought together officials who held firm to their stark political divides but united to honor a man who believed that everyone deserved a fair chance at all America had to offer. ... read more »
Senate Education Chair blocks bipartisan bill to extend HBCU funding
October 10, 2019
Each year as families beam with pride at seeing a son, daughter or another relative graduate from college, that achievement is nearly always the result of a family’s commitment to higher education.  And when these institutions are among the more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), that pride is magnified by the history of how our forefathers overcame what once seemed to be insurmountable challenges. ... read more »
Kaiser Invests Over $4Million to Combat Homelessness in SoCal
September 12, 2019
Kaiser Permanente officials are aiming to become a part of the homeless solution in Southern California with a $4.3 million grant to Los Angeles and San Diego for more affordable and secure homes. Those counties, officials said, have the highest rates of homeless with the least affordable housing. The grant will help to create and preserve 75 affordable and/or permanent supportive housing units in the two areas. ... read more »
Abrams Tells Democrats: Go After Georgia, Irregular Voters
September 12, 2019
Georgia’s Stacey Abrams dove headlong Monday into Democrats’ debate over how to win in 2020, urging her party to treat her diversifying state as a key battleground and replicate her effort to bring new minority and younger voters to the polls nationwide rather than chasing white voters lost long ago. ... read more »
102 House Members Rebuke Delay of Payday Loan Rule Waters Led Effort Supported by Many CBC Members
September 5, 2019
Anyone who struggles with the rising costs of living knows all too well how hard it is to try stretching dollars when there’s more month than money in the household. Predatory lending, like payday and car-title loans, worsen financial stress with triple-digit interest rates that deepen the debt owed with each renewal.    ... read more »
America’s Racial Wealth Gap Could Cost Economy $1.5 Trillion
August 29, 2019
America’s nagging racial wealth gap has been the focus of many research reports and economic policy debates. Now new research analyzes the strong connection between disproportionate wealth and financial services and products that are either shared or denied with consumers of color. ... read more »
Gene Hale Foundation Donates $10,000 to GLAAACC Scholarship Fund
August 15, 2019
Since its inception in 2006, The Hale Foundation has donated tens of thousands of dollars to provide a helping hand to low-income families, children and young adults. In addition to providing money for educational scholarship donations, The Hale Foundation has donated to organizations that give assistance to children affected by homelessness and malnutrition.  Other beneficiaries of The Hale Foundation include: the United Negro College Fund, the L.A. Southwest College Education Foundation, Inner City Arts, Parents of Watts, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and L.A. Child Guidance Clinic. ... read more »
PuffCuff for your Hair Puffs
July 11, 2019
Lash went natural in 2006 and spent five years looking for styling tools that wouldn’t pull or break her curls. With no luck finding anything, she decided to make a product of her own. What makes the PuffCuff work on curls is that it is not elastic. It’s a big, rounded clip that can be clamped around curly hair to hold it in place without tightening and pulling. The PuffCuff is clamped around gathered hair and with its comb-like bristles, curls expand into the clamp eliminating tension. It also comes in four different sizes for different hair lengths and puff sizes. ... read more »
Regulatory Rollback on Student Loans Takes Away Borrower Protections
July 4, 2019
Every Fourth of July celebrates this nation’s founding. But this year, only a few days before the annual freedom celebration, an ill-advised governmental action will financially doom rather than free millions of student loan borrowers – as of July 1. Moreover, this action arrives as the cost of higher education continues to soar and household incomes remain largely stagnant. ... read more »
International Prospects to Head to Atlanta For First NBA Academy Games in The U.S. 
June 28, 2019
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that the third NBA Academy Games - a series of exhibition games featuring prospects from the seven NBA Academies and other teams - will take place Tuesday, July 9 – Sunday, July 14 at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex, the official practice facility of the Atlanta Hawks, in Atlanta, Ga, marking the first time the NBA Academy Games will take place in the U.S. ... read more »
Nate Holden Celebrates 90th Birthday-Still Going Strong
June 27, 2019
At 90 years young Nate Holden looks as fit as a fiddle.  On Saturday evening June 15 at the Luxe Hotel - Sunset, family, friends and colleagues all came together to honor one of Los Angeles first and most influential political leaders. ... read more »
2020 Candidate Kamala Harris Targets State Abortion Bans
May 30, 2019
The move comes as the issue of abortion moves to the forefront of the presidential campaign. Harris is among the Democratic presidential candidates who have been sharply critical of a new spate of abortion laws that have cleared state legislatures and sharply curb abortion access. Supporters of such measures have openly predicted that the laws could spark court fights that will eventually lead the Supreme Court to revisit the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision. ... read more »
Everett Community College Offers Presidency to Daria J. Willis
May 10, 2019
The decision was made at a special board meeting Monday after a national search, a campus visit earlier this month with student, faculty, staff and community forums and an in-depth interview with the Board of Trustees. ... read more »
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