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Senator Harris Speaks at SC Candidate Forum After Organizers Nixed
November 1, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris spoke at a criminal justice forum at a historically Black college on Saturday after a group that honored President Donald Trump with an award was removed as the event sponsor. ... read more »
This is How Kamala Harris Has Delivered on Criminal Justice Reform for Us
October 31, 2019
Make no mistake: Kamala Harris has been committed to criminal justice reform her entire career. You don’t have to take her word for it - her actions speak for themselves. Here in California, we saw first hand how she fought with her whole heart to keep our families safe and out of the system. ... read more »
Harris’ ‘Children’s Agenda’ to Expand Family Leave Act
October 17, 2019
As part of the agenda, Harris has included a guaranteed six months of paid leave with job protections for more working families. ... read more »
Podcast ‘democracy-ish’ Gives Insight on Black Political Experience
September 19, 2019
The 2020 Democratic debates are stirring up the political atmosphere. Millions have tuned in to witness candidates’ viewpoints. The most recent debate happened on September 12 in Houston, Texas.  But are any candidates highlighting the Black experience? That question is answered in Touréand Danielle Moodie-Mills podcast “democracy-ish.” ... read more »
How Kamala Harris Plans to fix the criminal justice system
September 12, 2019
Criminal justice reform remains a pressing concern for American citizens regardless of political affiliations. A recent study conducted by Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of Justice Action Network, found that support for reform spans all sides of the political spectrum—with 68 percent of Republicans, 78 percent of Independents and 80 percent of Democrats supporting criminal justice system reform. With an issue so urgent to the nation, 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are being called upon to explain how they will fix the system in which more than 2.3 million people are incarcerated and where African-American citizens are disproportionately and excessively imprisoned and criminalized. Democratic candidate Kamala Harris is speaking out with a solution to overhaul the severely flawed institution if she becomes president. ... read more »
WATCH: 2020 Democrats Lay Blame on Trump’s Rhetoric for Shootings
August 4, 2019
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates sought to lay blame Sunday on President Donald Trump following a pair of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, ... read more »
Senator Bernie Sanders Makes His Case with Ethnic Media Outlets
August 1, 2019
The Los Angeles Sentinel, along with other ethnic-based independent media platforms, met with Senator Bernie Sanders last Friday, to discuss issues affecting the communities they cover. From topics like the racial wealth gap and environmental racism, to gentrification, immigration and affordable healthcare — Sen. Sanders addressed it all. ... read more »
Black Advocate and Democratic Leader Darren Parker Dies
July 23, 2019
LOS ANGELES — Darren Parker, president of the California Democratic Party’s African American Caucus and a decades-long political activist and assistant to multiple Assembly Speakers, died Monday in the Los Angeles area after a battle with esophageal cancer. ... read more »
That Little Girl Was Me: Kamala Harris Rises in the Polls After Stellar Debate
July 4, 2019
In the crowded competition of presidential democratic candidates, Kamala Harris has managed to rise to the number two spot after the recent two-night Democratic presidential debate. ... read more »
Harris Lands 2020 Endorsement from 2 Black Caucus Members
July 2, 2019
Senator Kamala Harris courtesy photo BALTIMORE (AP) — Two more members of the Congressional Black Caucus are backing Kamala Harris’s bid for the presidency: Reps. Bobby Rush of Illinois and Frederica Wilson of Florida. ... read more »
Resisting the Ethical Imperative of Reparations: Seeking Artificial Refuge in Dishonest Denial
June 27, 2019
The recent hearing in the House of Representatives on reparations marks an important step on the long struggle for justice for Black people and accountability from the larger society for the horrendous and harrowing history of enslavement, Jim Crowism and racist oppression of varied kinds. However, in the spirit and speech of Amilcar Cabral, we know we must “mask no difficulties, tell no lies and claim no easy victories.” ... read more »
Bernie Sanders Sole Candidate to Address the Black Press at National Convention
June 20, 2019
However, of the 24 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the only one that has agreed to address key influencers of the African American community — the Black Press of America — at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual convention later this month in Cincinnati. ... read more »
Harris, Colleagues Demand McDonald’s Improve Sexual Harassment Policies at Locations Across the Country
June 13, 2019
U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Tuesday called on McDonald’s to improve its protections against sexual harassment at locations across the country and do more to address allegations of workplace harassment, abuse and retaliation suffered by McDonald’s workers. In a letter to McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook, the Senators emphasized how the updated company policies McDonald’s recently announced are insufficient if franchisees – who own the vast majority of McDonald’s locations – are not required to implement and enforce them. ... read more »
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