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Successful Black American-Owned Business Leaders Unfairly Targeted
October 7, 2021
There is an old African proverb that captures one of the challenges that too many financially successful Black-owned business leaders face today in America. That proverb is “Your earned riches may engender envy and jealous criticism but be not dismayed by the foolishness of the envious.” ... read more »
Appeals Court Overturns Judge’s Order to House L.A. Skid Row Homeless
September 29, 2021
A federal appeals court today overturned a Los Angeles judge's sweeping order forcing local government to offer shelter to every unhoused person on downtown's Skid Row by the middle of next month, and sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings. A panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the district court had ``abused its discretion'' because it did not have authority to issue the preliminary injunction order based on claims not pled in the complaint brought last year by the L.A. Alliance for Human Rights, an association of downtown residents, homeless individuals and property owners seeking to compel the county and city of Los Angeles to find shelter for the thousands of people camping on city sidewalks. ... read more »
Congresswoman Cori Bush Lauds Black Press Ahead of Receiving Prestigious Award
September 16, 2021
The Congresswoman sits as vice-chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, and the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. Additionally, Congresswoman Bush is a member of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy and the House Oversight Subcommittee on the Environment. ... read more »
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LA City Council OKs Street Engagement Strategy For Anti-Camping Law
September 14, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council approved a street engagement strategy today to accompany its sweeping ordinance to restrict sleeping and homeless encampments in certain areas of the city. ... read more »
New Permanent Supportive Housing unveiled in Council District Eight
July 29, 2021
The project is comprised of 54 converted shipping containers to create 16 two-bedroom units. ... read more »
Los Angeles’ Amanda Zahui B. Receives May WNBA Cares Community Assist Award Presented By State Farm®
July 12, 2021
Los Angeles Sparks center Amanda Zahui B. has been named the May WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm® recipient for her participation in health and wellness programming, ... read more »
Sen. Sydney Kamlager Delivers Big for California Senate District 30, Securing Over $400 Million in Investments 
July 1, 2021
Senator Kamlager championed over $400 million in investments for California, a quarter of which will go back to residents of Senate District 30. ... read more »
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Garcetti Signs $11 Billion Budget, With Nearly $1 Billion for Homeless Crisis 
June 4, 2021
Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed the city's $11.2 billion budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which allocates historic spending of nearly $1 billion to combat Los Angeles' homelessness crisis.  ... read more »
HUD Earmarks $5 Billion to Help the Homeless
May 28, 2021
HUD’s most recent Point-in-Time count, which outreach workers and volunteers conducted in January, show that 17 out of every 10,000 people in America experienced homelessness on a single night in 2019. The report revealed that 567,715 people are homeless and represent a cross-section of America – associated with every region, family status, gender category, and racial and ethnic group. ... read more »
Fighting COVID-19 Means Fighting the Cycle of Homelessness
March 25, 2021
A senior citizen living alone in a hotel room he can barely afford. Families staring down eviction because a parent is one of the millions of Californians to lose their job this year.  More than 269,000 K-12 students currently experiencing, or on the brink of homelessness across California, enough to fill Dodger Stadium five times over. This is the picture of homelessness in Los Angeles today -- a crisis that has been allowed to fester for decades, and has greatly worsened due to COVID-19. ... read more »
Judge Calls Meeting On Skid Row To Discuss Worsening Conditions
February 4, 2021
   Combined with the COVID-19 pandemic and soaring mental health and substance abuse issues, homelessness in the region is comparable to ``a significant natural disaster in Southern California with no end in sight,'' U.S. District Judge David Carter wrote in an order filed late Sunday in federal court. ... read more »
Protest Held Outside Garcetti’s Official Residence for Eighth Consecutive Day
December 3, 2020
A protest was held outside Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's official residence today for the eighth consecutive day in an attempt to persuade President-elect Joe Biden not to appoint Garcetti to his cabinet. ... read more »
Black Republican Opponent Expected to Defeat Stockton’s Popular Democratic Mayor Michael Tubbs
November 19, 2020
In 2012, Stockton, California, elected 22-year-old Michael Tubbs to his hometown’s city council.  From that celebrated victory, to his 2017 rise to mayor of the Central Valley city, media pundits and Democratic Party insiders have hailed Tubbs, calling him one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars.  Tubbs’ future as a force in the Democratic party still remains almost certain, but on Nov. 3, the 30-year-old Stanford grad suffered an unexpected blow. As of Friday, Nov. 13, Tubbs was trailing Republican challenger, Kevin Lincoln in his reelection bid.  ... read more »
Brown Bag Lady Battles Against the Homeless Crisis
October 15, 2020
Homelessness is one of the biggest problems in Los Angeles. While systemic solutions are hard to find, acts of kindness from individuals like Jacqueline Norvell brings relief to a marginalized community who is in dire need of assistance. ... read more »
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