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Reject Charter School Bill: Black Parents, Civil Rights Groups Ask Gov. Newsom
June 27, 2019
In May, the state Assembly voted 44-19 in favor of the legislation. If passed and signed into law, AB 1505 would strip away the existing right charter schools have to an appeal process if a local school board denies its petition for authorization or renewal. Laster joined leaders of the California chapters of two prominent civil rights organizations, the National Action Network (NAN) and the National Urban League (NUL), for the meeting held at the Governor’s office at the Capitol. Both groups have been outspoken opponents of the legislation. ... read more »
What’s Next for California’s Charter Schools? Much Awaited Task Force Report Is Heavy on Advice – But Falls Short on Data
June 13, 2019
In February, Gov. Newsom asked Tony Thurmond, Superintendent of Public Instruction, to set up a task force charged with looking at the impact public charter school funding has on district-run public school finances.  ... read more »
Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Campaign Message ‘Free Money, Jobs and Technology’
April 25, 2019
The cornerstone of Yang's platform is the universal basic income (UBI). Yang describes the UBI as "a form of social security that guarantees a certain amount of money to every citizen within a given governed population, without having to pass a test or fulfill a work requirement." Yang's UBI proposal is a payment of $1,000 per month for every adult American citizen. ... read more »
Black Caucus Chair: Charter School Bills Overlook Too Many Crucial Questions
April 18, 2019
Three charter school bills the Assembly Education Committee cleared recently leave too many unanswered questions, says Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego). She is the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus and a member of the Assembly Education Committee ... read more »
Los Angeles County Proposes to Ban the Sale of Menthol Cigarettes But Serious Unintended Consequences  
March 12, 2019
The National Action Network (NAN),one of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations with chapters throughout the entire United States, is focused on promoting a civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice and equity for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.  ... read more »
Rev. Al Sharpton to Speak at Southern Saint Paul
February 6, 2019
Heritage Sunday kicks-off on Feb. 17, at Southern Saint Paul Church with powerful messages by the Rev. Al Sharpton. Pastor Xavier L. Thompson announced that Sharpton’s appearance is part of the church’s Black History Month celebration, ... read more »
Rev. Al Sharpton Sells Rights of His Life Story to His Non-Profit National Action Network for $531,000
December 2, 2018
Rev. Al Sharpton who is currently in South Africa hosting an MSNBC broadcast on the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela, confirmed to the NY Post the sale of his life story to his non-profit National Action Network. ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris at National Action Network: ‘We Must Speak Truth’
April 24, 2018
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, delivered remarks at the National Action Network’s 2018 Convention. She reflected on the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement and outlined the fights our country faces today. ... read more »
NAN Confirms Ronald Eskew aka “Najee Ali” was dumped for abusing his wife
December 28, 2017
Ronald Eskew (AKA Najee Ali) has spent the past two weeks trying to minimize and spin his dismissal from National Action Network.  He has attacked his friend and loyal supporter, the Reverend K.W. Tulloss, both in publicly and in private, while trying to deflect blame for his own malicious actions and demons. ... read more »
Najee Ali Ousted From National Action Network After Wife Says He Beat Her
December 15, 2017
Ronald Todd Eskew, better known as Najee Ali is out as the National Action Network (NAN) Los Angeles Chapter’s political director after his current wife came forward about being physically abused by him. In the wake of the allegations, NAN both locally in Los Angeles and nationally under the leadership and direction of Rev. Al Sharpton have cut all ties from Ali. ... read more »
DA Jackie Lacey Refuses To Prosecute CHP! WHY?
December 10, 2015
Community Leaders and members of the National Action Network’s Los Angeles Chapter are calling for L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey to step down in light of her decision not to file charges against a California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped beating a homeless woman in 2014. ... read more »
TV One Partners with National Action Network for Triumph Awards Television Premiere
August 27, 2015
TV One, the National Action Network (NAN) and Reverend Al Sharpton, are partnering to present the first televised airing of The Triumph Awards. The Triumph Awards, now in its 6th year, honors individuals who have made a positive impact in their community in addition to their professional contributions in their respective fields. The special will tape in Atlanta, GA and is scheduled to premiere on TV One exclusively Friday, October 10 2015 8PM/ET. ... read more »
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