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June 27, 2019
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Orthodox Church in Ethiopia Blocks Gay Group Planning Tour
June 18, 2019
Pride parades, gay friendly diners, movies, books and fashion. The gay life style is coming to town but the welcome mat is still far from ubiquitous. ... read more »
Biden going it alone as the Democratic 2020 front-runner
June 6, 2019
Joe Biden is running his own race at his own pace ... read more »
Wesson Dedicates Archbishop Carl Bean Square
May 30, 2019
From left, Rev. Elder Leslie Burke, Senior Bishop Zachary Jones, Council President Herb Wesson and Rev. Elder Russell Thornhill celebrate Archbishop Carl Bean Square on May 26 in South L.A.  ... read more »
Representative Adriano Espaillat Votes to Pass Historic Equality Act to End Discrimination Against All LGBTQ Americans
May 24, 2019
Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act, to ensure that all LGBTQ Americans are granted the full protections guaranteed by federal civil rights law.  The Equality Act extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing and public accommodations. ... read more »
Youth Theatre Program Underfunded, Undersourced and Nearly Forgotten: Young Artists Use Their Talent and Voices to Fight Back
May 3, 2019
Education Ensemble launches its inaugural production written, performed, and produced by youth artists from South Los Angeles. These young people are able to do so thanks to a scholarship from the Hollywood Fringe Festival and several donors. “Resonant: Student Voices Anthology” is a series of 10-minute plays on issues youth are most concerned about. Nearly five-years in the making, it covers a variety of topics including, police brutality, self-harm, bullying, LGBTQ+ visibility, trauma, poverty, and voice. Each part of the collective is a winner of the Young Writers Project of Hollywood and as a whole conveys the fears, love, and passions of Generation Z. ... read more »
City of LA Passes Historical Civil Rights Ordinance
April 25, 2019
According to LABWC, the unemployment rate for Black workers in Los Angeles is 16 percent – three times the national average. In California, African Americans comprise only six percent of the population, yet nearly 70 percent of the state’s workforce discrimination claims are based on race and disability. This disparity and disproportionate unemployment is what triggered the #LocalEnforcementNow movement to begin. ... read more »
Beyoncé and JAY-Z to be honored at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for Accelerating LGBTQ Acceptance on March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles
March 22, 2019
GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced that it will honor Beyoncé and JAY-Z together with the Vanguard Award for their LGBTQ allyship at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, March 28, 2019. ... read more »
Harris, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Limit Use of Solitary Confinement
March 15, 2019
U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chris Coons (D-DE), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) last week introduced legislation to reduce the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) use of solitary confinement and improve conditions for inmates separated from the general prison population.  ... read more »
Successful Meeting On LGBTQ Issues Held Feb. 21, 2019
March 15, 2019
Making the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and its nine colleges more hospitable and responsive to LGBTQ students, faculty and staff was the topic of a meeting recently chaired by LACCD Board of Trustees member David Vela.  Joining the meeting was District Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, Ph.D.; Mr. Eddie Martinez, Executive Director of the Latino Equity Alliance and representatives for the District’s employee and faculty labor groups. ... read more »
LIVING OUR TRUTH!
March 7, 2019
Prolific, award-winning director/producer, anthony hemingway among the honorees at the fifth annual truth awards. ... read more »
California Legislature Passes Joint Resolution in Support of a Bayard Rustin Commemorative Postage Stamp
March 1, 2019
On February 26, the California Legislature passed a joint resolution in support of the national Bayard Rustin Stamp campaign. Spearheaded by Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (AD 51), the concurrent resolution ACR-27 “honors the legacy of Bayard Rustin, who stood at the confluence of the greatest struggles for civil, legal, and human rights by African Americans, as well as the LGBTQ community, and whose focus on civil and economic rights and belief in peace and the dignity of all people remains as relevant today as ever.” ... read more »
Wrongful Death Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed by Mother of Man Who Died in Calif. Democratic Major Donors Home 
February 28, 2019
Attorneys for the estate of Gemmel Moore and his mother LaTisha Nixon say the death of Timothy Dean could have been avoided had Ed Buck been prosecuted for the death of Gemmel Moore in 2017. Both Moore and Dean died as a result of drug overdoses at Buck’s West Hollywood home  ... read more »
Black Angelenos Likely to Respond to Improving Resources if They Believe Census
November 1, 2018
The 2020 Census will ensure there is an accurate count of California residents. A complete count would determine the number of U.S. House of Representatives seats California will receive. The Census is also used to distribute federal financial resources to local communities. According to the CA Census 2020 website, there are 70 CA federally-funded programs in the areas of education, health, and human services that will benefit from a complete count. ... read more »
Los Angeles Lakers To Hold First-Ever Pride Night
September 23, 2018
The Los Angeles Lakers will hold their first-ever Pride Night on Thursday, October 4 when the team plays the Sacramento Kings at STAPLES Center. ... read more »
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