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Lakers Sign 18-Year NBA Veteran Center Tyson Chandler
November 6, 2018
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed center Tyson Chandler, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. ... read more »
Clippers deal Wesley Johnson to Pelicans
October 18, 2018
The Los Angeles Clippers have acquired center Alexis Ajinca from New Orleans in exchange for forward Wesley Johnson. ... read more »
The Criminalization of Poverty: Cash Bail for Non-Violent Misdemeanors Perpetuates Unequal Treatment Under the Law
October 4, 2018
Praise the Lord, indeed. Since the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Black voting rates – particularly in presidential years – rose steadily. In 2008, the Black voting rate matched the White rate for the first time and in 2012 exceeded it. Not coincidentally, in 2013 the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act and the Black voter turnout in 2016 dipped to a low not seen since 2004. ... read more »
The Criminalization of Poverty: Cash Bail for Non-Violent Misdemeanors Perpetuates Unequal Treatment Under the Law
September 28, 2018
Our nation’s racially-discriminatory cash bail system has left hundreds of non-violent misdemeanor suspects to die in jail while awaiting trial, simply because they are poor. A 2015 study identified more than 800 deaths in local jails and lockups; more than 75% of those in local jails have not been convicted, and 70% of those awaiting trial are detained for non-violent offenses.  ... read more »
Jim Clyburn for Speaker of the House
September 27, 2018
The mission of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), representing the Black Press of America, is to report the news and to be an advocate for freedom, justice and equality for Black America and for all others who stand in opposition to racism and economic inequality and cry out for a better quality of life. ... read more »
The Broad Stage Presents: True Blues — Corey Harris and Guy Davis
 The Broad Stage presents True Blues– Corey Harris and Guy Davis -- on Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm.  Harris and Davis, two leading performers of acoustic blues, will each perform a set of their own before coming together onstage to celebrate the extraordinary music that has shaped their multifaceted careers. ... read more / view event »
The Broad Stage Presents True Blues — Corey Harris and Guy Davis
The Broad Stage presents True Blues – Corey Harris and Guy Davis -- on Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm.  Harris and Davis, two leading performers of acoustic blues, will each perform a set of their own before coming together onstage to celebrate the extraordinary music that has shaped their multifaceted careers. ... read more / view event »
Children on the Front Lines
August 23, 2018
I am so proud of the Freedom Schools scholars who have learned they are following in the footsteps of children and youths who were the foot soldiers and infantry of the Civil Rights Movement. Some of their stories from the Movement are well known: six-year-old Ruby Bridges in New Orleans walked through White mobs to attend school—even praying for those jeering at her; the Little Rock Nine; the four little girls killed in the bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. Thousands of children were on the frontlines of history. Whether sung or unsung heroes, we owe all of them a debt of gratitude. ... read more »
Music, Carnival Rides, Food Trucks at Culver City’s Fiesta La Ballona August 24-26 2018 at Veterans Park 
August 22, 2018
Culver City’s Fiesta La Ballona will be held August 24-26, 2018 at Veterans Park which is located at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City. This spectacular summer festival features live performances, carnival rides and games, pony rides and petting zoo, a beer and wine garden, food trucks and a food court, vendor booths showcasing local groups and artisan wares, an aquacade at the Culver City Municipal Plunge, and an interactive sustainability information booth. The Opening Ceremony, with members of the Culver City City Council, will occur on August 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fiesta Entertainment Tent. The ceremony will include special performances by Ballet Folklorico de El Marino and The Actors’ Gang. Admission to Fiesta La Ballona is free and more information is available by visiting www.fiestalaballona.org or by calling (310) 253-6650.  ... read more »
Warren: Criminal justice System ‘Racist’…’Front to Back’
August 9, 2018
While speaking at a historically black college, the Massachusetts senator identified some of the system's failures: disproportionate arrests of African Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender system; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting even after their sentences are complete. ... read more »
Malcolm Jenkins Sets the Record Straight on NFL Protests
June 14, 2018
Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins furthered the conversation on the NFL protest without even speaking. Last week during the franchises media availability, Jenkins explained to journalists the reasoning behind why athletes like Colin Kaepernick chose to take a knee, ... read more »
Ex-prosecutor becomes first black leader of Louisiana ACLU
June 7, 2018
The New Orleans Advocate reports 36-year-old Alanah Odoms Hebert starts Monday, succeeding the retired Marjorie Esman. ... read more »
Federal Lawsuit Challenges HUD to Enforce Fair Housing Rule Civil Rights and Housing Advocates Join Forces
May 25, 2018
Across the country, an estimated $5.5 billion in HUD funding is awarded each year. Nearly two-thirds of these funds go to approximately 1,210 grantees through HUD’s Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant program.  With this year’s rule suspension and continuing for several years, grant recipients – largely state and local government jurisdictions -- can obligate their allocations without any concern for compliance with the Fair Housing Act rule.    ... read more »
Rod West tapped to lead Sugar Bowl Committee
March 15, 2018
Rod West, Utility Group President for the Entergy Corporation and a former national champion football player for Notre Dame, has been selected as the Sugar Bowl Committee’s President for the 2018-19 year. ... read more »
How to put Puerto Rico back on its feet
October 19, 2017
That would give the island’s residents breathing room to begin to recover. If he chose to lead, Trump could push through a major program of aid — a Trump Plan for Puerto Rico modeled on the Marshall Plan for Europe after World War II — that would rebuild the island and insure jobs and growth for its residents. ... read more »
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