Karen Bass

L.A. City Council Approves $150 Million for Low-Income Seniors, Rental Assistance and More 

Ten months after Measure ULA, a November 2022 ballot initiative passed by residents of Los Angeles County, the L.A. City Council passed a $150 million plan to benefit short-term emergency rental assistance, eviction defense, tenant outreach and education, direct cash assistance for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities, tenant protections, and affordable housing production.  


Los Angeles County Medical Center (LAC+USC) leadership, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and Mayor Karen Bass announced on May 3 that the County’s largest health care facility will now be known as Los Angeles General Medical Center (LA General).

Dr. Elaine Batchlor Excels as CEO of MLK Community Healthcare  

Dr. Elaine Batchlor, Chief Executive Officer of MLK Community Healthcare, will be honored on April 15 at Bakewell Media’s Power, Leadership & Influence of the Black Woman event. The event will take place at the Beverly Hilton from 11am to 2pm. CBS 2 Anchor Pat Harvey will moderate. Dr. Batchlor will be honored alongside the newly-elected Mayor Karen Bass and several other prominent women of Los Angeles, including LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO Stephanie N. Wiggins and veteran broadcaster Pat Prescott. 

Mayor & BLM – LA Meet at L.A. Sentinel

L.A. Mayor Karen Bass and members of Black Lives Matter – L.A. Chapter met at the office of the Los Angeles Sentinel on Feb. 10, to discuss a range of community issues of mutual concern. Following the discussion, Mayor Bass joined the gathering for a group photo. (Phil Taylor)

Jonathan Majors, Chevalier, and more at the Opening Night of the 31st Pan African Film Festival (PAFF)

The 31st PAFF kicked off on Thursday, February 9 and will continue through February 20. Established in 1992 by Hollywood veterans Danny Glover (“The Color Purple,” “Lethal Weapon”), the late Ja’Net DuBois (“Good Times”), and Ayuko Babu, executive director, the Pan African Film Festival has remained dedicated to the promotion of Black stories film, visual art, and other creative expression. 

Councilwoman Heather Hutt Hosts Turkey Giveaway for the Holidays 

The Office of Councilwoman Heather Hutt Hosted a Turkey Giveaway for local residents of the 10th District at the Michelle and Barack Obama Sports Complex on December 14. Councilwoman Hutt was accompanied by newly appointed Mayor Karen Bass on her third day in office. 

COMMENTARY: “Grateful After the November Mid-Term Results

To further resist the threat of authoritarianism, we must lift up young leaders who will be democracy’s champions for this and future generations. People For the American Way’s Young Elected Officials Network is celebrating the election of young leaders as new members of Congress from across the country: Greg Casar from Austin, Texas; Emilia Sykes from Akron, Ohio; Maxwell Frost from Orlando, Fla.; Summer Lee from Braddock, Pa.; Robert Garcia from Long Beach, Calif.; Sydney Kamlager from Los Angeles, Calif; and Jasmine Crockett from Dallas, Texas. Dozens more were elected to local and state offices, building a crucial leadership pipeline.


U.S. Rep. Karen Bass will soon have a new title – “Madam Mayor.” With a lead of more than 5% that is continuing to grow, the longtime community advocate is pulling away from billionaire real estate developer Rick Caruso.