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What would Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say about the State of America if he were alive today?
January 14, 2021
Dr. King’s belief in non-violence as a moral and political basis for achieving the “Dream” he envisioned did not include a passive or patient acceptance of a lower place in society. He knew this would be a multi-generational quest for our freedom, and prophetically told us that we would eventually get to the mountain top even if he were unable to be there with us. ... read more »
Notable Appointments & Elected Officials of 2020
December 31, 2020
These were the appointments in local and national offices in 2020. ... read more / view gallery »
Los Angeles Community Reflects on the Long-Lasting Imprints of Civic Leader Mark Ridley-Thomas as He Prepares to Embody the Title of City Councilmember
December 17, 2020
Los Angeles Public Officials must prove their loyalty and commitment every day they hold their position. Their oath includes preserving the health, safety, and protection of the lives of the community.  ... read more »
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Supervisor Holly Mitchell Takes Historical Seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
December 10, 2020
For years, the members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors were known as “The Five Kings,” a title used to describe the powerful all-male Board of Supervisors, which remained that way until 1982 when Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke shattered the glass ceiling and became the first woman and the first African American to be elected to the Board of Supervisors. ... read more »
L.A. County Moves to Set Up Worker-Driven COVID-19 Compliance Councils
November 12, 2020
County health workers will partner with certified worker organizations to support employees who want to form councils and train them on protocols so they can help monitor compliance. ... read more »
Mark Ridley-Thomas Takes Council 10th District Seat
November 5, 2020
In the Council District 10 race, county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas took a big early lead over Grace Yoo, an attorney and community advocate. Early returns showed Ridley-Thomas with 61.61% of the vote. ... read more »
LA County, Metro and the SEED School of Los Angeles Break Ground on Massive Vermont Manchester Development
October 29, 2020
Initial Project is an innovative school that will prepare at-risk youth for college & transportation careers as second phase of development includes affordable apartments, retail stores, and more. ... read more »
Congresswoman Bass Talks Voter Safety in Virtual Town Hall
October 29, 2020
Everything you need to know about casting your ballot for the 2020 election. ... read more »
 
The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Brings Community Food Distribution to Crenshaw
October 22, 2020
The food distribution comes at a critical time as our community struggles with economic downturn during COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
CD10 Candidate Grace Yoo Repeatably Violates Los Angeles City Ethics Commission Campaign Regulations
October 9, 2020
Attorney Grace Yoo has been campaigning on an anti-corruption platform while repeatedly violating Los Angeles City Ethics Commission campaign rules, the Los Angeles Sentinel can exclusively report. Even as this article is posted, Yoo is flouting ethics rules requiring all candidates to report mass communications within a 24-hour period. She has failed to publicly disclose multiple campaign communications ranging from door hangers, lawn signs and digital ads.   ... read more »
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Presents $150,000 Grant to Lula Washington Dance Theatre; The Dance Company Celebrate Their New Outside Foundation
October 1, 2020
Lula Washington Dance Theatre was presented $150,000 grant to create an outdoor dance class and performance space. ... read more »
Black Lives Matter Leader Endorses Wesson
October 1, 2020
This week, LA City Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson received the official support of Dr. Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles. Dr. Melina Abdullah is a professor of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and an outspoken advocate for police reform. Herb Wesson is running to replace Mark Ridley-Thomas on the LA County Board of Supervisors in this year's open election. ... read more »
Mark Ridley-Thomas Campaign Kicks Off, 300 Attend Zoom Rally
September 17, 2020
The times, no doubt are challenging, and the challenges facing District 10 and greater Los Angeles are mounting: COVID-19 is damaging the health and the livelihoods of thousands; the crisis of homelessness and affordable housing continues; wildfires are requiring an extraordinary resources from the entire state, and even the ability to vote by mail is under attack. ... read more »
Two Sheriff’s Deputies Shot in Compton; Los Angeles County sets $100,000 Reward for Any Information
September 15, 2020
Los Angeles is experiencing turbulence amid residents and those sworn to protect them. Chairwoman Barger disclosed that two LAPD deputies were ambushed over the weekend. Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas and Barger are offering a $100,000 reward for any information leading to a capture of those who committed the violence. ... read more »
L.A. County Board Funds Body-Worn Cameras for Sheriff’s Deputies
September 3, 2020
  The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to transfer $25.5 million to the Sheriff's Department to fund the roll-out of body-worn cameras to patrol deputies over the next year. ... read more »
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