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Los Angeles County Sheriff Villanueva Subpoenaed Regarding COVID-19 Jail Policies
May 9, 2020
Civilian Oversight Commission issues its first Subpoena, only months after voters approve Measure R. Los Angeles, CA – The Justice LA COVID-19 Response team commends the Civilian Oversight Commision for utilizing their subpoena power provided by Measure R during the COVID-19 health crisis. ... read more »
Little Richard, Flamboyant Rock ‘N’ Roll Pioneer, Dead at 87
May 9, 2020
NASHVILLE (AP) — Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, ... read more »
Andre Harrell, Who Discovered P. Diddy and Founded Uptown Label, is Dead at 59
May 9, 2020
Andre Harrell, the longtime music executive who founded the hip-hop label Uptown Records and mentored Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, died Friday at age 59, DJ D-Nice announced on his Instagram Live. ... read more »
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UPDATE: Father and Son Bail Denied in Shooting Death of Ahmaud Arbery After Outcry
May 7, 2020
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — More than two months after a black man was fatally shot while running through a Georgia neighborhood, the white father and son arrested in the case were arraigned on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault Friday. ... read more »
WATCH: Pasadena’s Councilmember John J. Kennedy Encourages Community to Participate in the 2020 Census
May 6, 2020
Pasadena’s District 3 Councilmember John J. Kennedy encourages all Pasadena residents to do their part and participate in the 2020 Census. ... read more »
Ahmaud Arbery Family Demands Arrests 2 Months After Son Shot Dead
May 6, 2020
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The parents of a black man slain in a pursuit by two white men armed with guns called for immediate arrests Wednesday as they faced the prospect of waiting a month or longer before a Georgia grand jury could consider bringing charges. ... read more »
Activist Group Sues LA County and Sheriff Over Jail Conditions Due to COVID-19
April 24, 2020
Los Angeles, CA – The JusticeLA Covid-19 Response Team, a diverse team of more than 40 local and statewide organizations have filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the Sheriff over jail conditions due to COVID-19. ... read more »
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Congress Must Include African American Independent Professionals In COVID-19 Recovery
April 22, 2020
Gig Economy Professionals Help Make Your Districts Thrive!   The term “gig” has its modern origins in music.  Jazz musicians in the early 20th century used to refer to any job that paid money as a “gig”.  ... read more »
Council President Emeritus Wesson Calls on Secretary Padilla to Increase Voting Centers In Response to Working Group Recommendations
April 21, 2020
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles City Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson has called on California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to reject the Secretary’s COVID-19 November Elections Working Group’s recommendation to waive state legal requirements for in-person voting and replace them with an alternative plan of establishing in-person voting “goals,” which would give local officials discretion to establish their own in-person voting standards. ... read more »
Congresswoman Karen Bass Answers the $1200 question, Where’s My Check?
April 20, 2020
In a letter to her district and to all of America. The California Congresswoman and Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus the Honorable Karen Bass issued this statement: “This week, about 60 million Americans received a $1,200 bank deposit as mandated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that Congress passed at the end of last month. ... read more »
Councilman Jawane Hilton Fights To Bring Covid-19 Testing To Carson
April 17, 2020
Carson, CA. – While the stay at home order is in place the need for testing sites closer to homes and residents is a priority.  That is the very reason that Councilman Jawane Hilton is fighting so desperately to bring a testing facility to the residents of Carson. ... read more »
Assemblymembers Ask Governor Newsom to Establish New State Economic Assistance Fund for Undocumented Californians
April 16, 2020
LOS ANGELES, California – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Huntington Park/South Los Angeles), along with 22 members of the State Assembly, have written a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom citing economic impacts suffered by undocumented residents of the state caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. ... read more »
LA Councilmember Marqueece-Harris Dawson Partners with Lyft to Help Thousands of Seniors Receive Free Healthy Meals from Local Restaurants
April 16, 2020
LOS ANGELES – City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson’s Office is partnering with Lyft to expand an emergency program providing free healthy meals to thousands of local seniors during this COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Black Los Angeles Makes Demands in Light of COVID-19 and Rates of Black Death
April 16, 2020
In response to community pressure, last week, Los Angeles County released initial racial data on who is contracting and dying from COVID-19. The rate of Black death is twice the Black population share. Black people constitute 9% of the population, but 17% of the County’s COVID-19 deaths. While trillions of dollars are being spent on the crisis and there is no shortage of local, state, and federal initiatives, resources are not being directed to meet the particular needs of the Black community. The disproportionate and deadly impact of COVID-19 on the Black community magnifies what we have known, that “underlying conditions” result from an enduring system of racial apartheid and oppression. ... read more »
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