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Arraignment Due for Former USC Dean in Ridley-Thomas Case
October 25, 2021
A former dean of the School of Social Work at USC is expected to be arraigned today on federal corruption charges in an alleged bribery scheme involving City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas that resulted in the university receiving lucrative county contracts. Marilyn Louise Flynn, 83, is expected to plead not guilty via Zoom in Los Angeles federal court to charges that she conspired with Ridley-Thomas when he was a member of the Board of Supervisors. Flynn's attorney, Vicki I. Podberesky, said her client ``has not committed any crime, and we believe that the evidence in this case will ultimately support this conclusion.'' ... read more »
Ridley-Thomas Suspended from LA Council, Hours Before Not Guilty Plea
October 21, 2021
City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas was suspended from office by a divided Los Angeles City Council today, hours before he entered a not-guilty plea to federal bribery and conspiracy charges stemming from his time serving on the county Board of Supervisors. ... read more »
Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas’ Statement on Today’s Council Vote
October 20, 2021
"I am humbled by the support of my colleagues who did not rush to judgment and disappointed in those who did. 11 members of this Council have stripped the constituents of the 10th District of their representation, of their voice and of their right to the services that they deserve. " ... read more »
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LA City Council to Consider Suspending Mark Ridley-Thomas From Office
October 19, 2021
On the day Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley- Thomas is scheduled to be arraigned on federal bribery and conspiracy charges, his council colleagues will vote tomorrow on whether to immediately suspend him from office. ... read more »
Taste of Soul to Bring A ‘Day of Service & Soul’ to the Community
October 14, 2021
The drive-thru only event to give away free groceries, PPE supplies, and more ... read more »
LA City Council OKs Street Engagement Strategy For Anti-Camping Law
September 14, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council approved a street engagement strategy today to accompany its sweeping ordinance to restrict sleeping and homeless encampments in certain areas of the city. ... read more »
Racial Equity Finds a Permanent Home in Los Angeles
September 13, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021, marks a monumental day in the history of Los Angeles. Attorney and Executive Director of the Civil and Human Rights Department, Capri Maddox has cut the ribbon to the newly established building looking to house the first racial equity branch of local government in the Los Angeles City Mall arena.  ... read more »
Newsom Mobilizes Black Vote Ahead of Election
September 9, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom organized labor, community, and elected leaders across South Los Angeles to recognize Black worker contributions to the American Labor Movement on Labor Day at the headquarters of the African American Voter Registration, Education, and Participation Project (AAVREP). ... read more »
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LA City Council Adopts Anti Racist Framework in the City of Los Angeles
August 25, 2021
Los Angeles City Councilmembers unanimously voted to adopt an antiracist framework in the City of Los Angeles, calling the motion a long overdue response to generational inequities that perpetuate racial disparities across City services and the region at-large. ... read more »
Citizens for Accountable Leadership (CAL) Host Fundraiser in Support of Gov. Newsom
August 19, 2021
Citizens for Accountable Leadership (CAL) is comprised of prominent business and community leaders in Southern California. CAL hosted a fundraising event for Governor Gavin Newsom and raised over $50,000 in opposition to the Trump lead recall effort. ... read more »
Assemblymember Gipson and Senator Kamlager partner with African American Voter Registration, Education and Participation Project (AAVREP) to Defeat Right Wing Recall
August 19, 2021
In an unprecedented display of unity Black members of Congress lead by Karen Bass, local elected officials lead by Supervisor Holly Mitchell along with Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, and representatives of the California Legislative Black Caucus have organized themselves to oppose the September 14th Right Wing Recall. This dynamic group will focus specifically on ensuring Black voters turn out to vote, and vote ‘No’.  ... read more »
Mark Ridley-Thomas Will Not Run for Mayor
August 19, 2021
Says he will focus on addressing homelessness and says, “I would love to see Congresswoman Karen Bass enter Mayor’s race” ... read more »
1,500 Underserved Youth Receive Loaded Backpacks from Mother In Action’s 23rd Annual Back to School Health Fair & Giveaway
August 19, 2021
Mothers In Action’s highly anticipated 23rd Annual Back to School Health Fair & Supply Giveaway efforts did not disappoint.  ... read more / view gallery »
Councilman Seeks Ban On Encampments Near All LA Public Schools
August 16, 2021
Councilman Joe Buscaino announced today he will introduce a resolution to ban encampments around all Los Angeles public schools as part of the city's new sweeping anti-camping law. ... read more »
Ridley-Thomas Hosts Panel on L.A.’s Street Engagement Strategy
August 12, 2021
State Treasurer Fiona Ma and Small Business Majority, an advocacy organization founded by and for small business owners, are hosting a webinar to share information about the new entrepreneurship programs included in the California Comeback Plan. It will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25. ... read more / view gallery »
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