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Black and Missing Foundation Shines Spotlight on Missing Persons and Their Families
March 19, 2020
Derrica Wilson and her sister Natalie noticed what had become the norm for mainstream media when it comes to the plight of missing women and girls of color: there was little to no media coverage. As a result, in 2008, Derrica and Natalie founded the nonprofit Black and Missing Foundation with a mission to bring awareness to missing persons of color and to provide vital resources and tools to missing person's families and friends. ... read more »
Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke (Ret) Why I Support District Attorney Jackie Lacey
February 5, 2020
I became acquainted with Jackie Lacey while I was on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. She had worked her way up in the DA’s office and accompanied the Supervisors in their forays to Washington to identify funds for innovative programs to improve our Justice system. ... read more »
Why can’t South L.A. be 100% employed?
October 24, 2019
A trusted advisor once told me, “Never reach over a dollar to pick up a dime.” It’s a metaphor I’ve lived by as a social entrepreneur and president and CEO of talent development accelerator LeadersUp for the last five years. It reminds me not to play small if I want to make transformative impact, which leads me to ask: Why can’t South L.A. be 100 percent employed? ... read more »
NNPA Newswire Special Report: Police Shootings of African Americans
October 24, 2019
White ex-officer is working to change the culture ... read more »
Kierra Coles: Young, Pregnant, Black and Still Missing
October 18, 2019
"She was already excited about becoming a mother," Karen Phillips, Kierra's mother, told ABC News shortly after Kierra disappeared. "That's all my child ever wanted, to be a mom and accomplish all the things she set to accomplish – to have a nice paying job which she had, to get a new car which she bought, to move into her own apartment which she did, and to become a mother which she was about to." ... read more »
Black Teens Receive 11 Life Sentences in Crime Where No One Was Hurt
May 9, 2019
A 2012 Human Rights Watch report noted that the state of California had de facto sentenced 301 people to die in its prisons for crimes they committed when they were under the age of 18. ... read more »
Epidemic of Missing Black Girls Continues to Stump Authorities, Frustrate Parents
February 28, 2019
“One thing I think for sure about the missing teens is that human trafficking is a hotbed in my city [and around the country],” said Psychologist and Navy veteran Sheri Davis, who lives in Madison, Alabama. “I think it’s very easy for the courts and police to turn their heads the other way and not deal with the problem at hand.” ... read more »
DC Police Defies Union and Makes Room to Personally Escort Racist to DC Rally
August 13, 2018
White Nationalist Jason Kessler and his Klan escorted by DC police. – Getty Image Over the weekend Donald Trump’s racist supporters held a rally in DC on the anniversary of Charlottesville where a woman was killed by a white nationalist last year. ... read more »
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas appointed to national leadership position
March 8, 2018
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has been appointed chairman of the Nominating Committee of the National Association of Counties (NACo), which unites officials from the United States' 3,069 county governments to advocate with a collective voice on national policy. ... read more »
LADA to Train Law Enforcement on Prosecuting DUI Cases Involving Marijuana, Other Drugs
March 2, 2017
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has created a new unit dedicated to training law enforcement personnel on how to investigate and prosecute driving under the influence cases involving marijuana and other drugs. ... read more »
BLACK VIOLENCE SHOULD NEVER BE ACCEPTED AS THE NORM
February 22, 2017
Typically, the Black community responds to high profile cases of violence and brutality with episodic, not sustainable outrage ... read more »
Autism and Law Enforcement: New ‘Spectrum Shield’ Program Addresses Concerns
February 15, 2017
Members of the LAPD and other law enforcement officers joined a group of teens and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) January 27-29 for a weekend of training at “Beyond the Label” ranch. ... read more »
Police-Related Deaths of 2016
December 29, 2016
We remember those we lost to police shootings and/or under law enforcement supervision ... read more / view gallery »
L.A. County hearing on policing
December 8, 2016
The citizens’ testimonies came during the third of five hearings the L.A. County Commission on Human Relations held as part of a countywide Policing and Human Relations Project ... read more »
Compton Mayor’s Statement on Los Angeles Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Operation
October 5, 2016
"The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Compton Station Human Trafficking Task Force rescued two minors during an operation conducted on Long Beach Boulevard" -Aja Brown ... read more »
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