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Mayor Eric Garcetti Looks to Find 250-Million Dollars of Cuts in the City Budget, for Police Reform and New Opportunities in Underserved Communities.
June 4, 2020
Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti announced he has responded to Obama’s call for action and signed the Mayor’s Pledge. The mayor updated the community with the current status of safety measures that will take affect immediately. The mayor was joined by Eileen Decker, President of the Los Angeles Police Commission. She spoke of the review and revision in the police department. ... read more »
Re-imagine Serving and Protecting with Barack Obama; Discussing New Opportunities in Public Safety.
June 3, 2020
Obama continues to use his platform to seek a solution to the imbalance in the police force structure on a national scale, but also within local government.  President Barack along with his administration is orchestrating a commit to action for all mayors, city councils, and police oversight bodies to address police use of force. ... read more »
Los Angeles Looks to Rebuild Swiftly after Damage from Uprising and Looting; Over 100 Businesses Affected.
June 1, 2020
The small businesses in L.A. are suffering the most, the damage from the looting and destruction impacts employees who were looking to start re-building a life with a consistent paycheck. They were counting on conditions improving, only to be met with property damage and uncertainty. The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has been conducting safety assessments to property owners who request one at no cost. ... read more »
Los Angeles Director of Public Health Links Murder of George Floyd to Injustice Seen Within the Black Community Facing COVID-19
June 1, 2020
Numbers surrounding coronavirus shared on Monday, June 1, reflected 22 additional deaths. The racial background collected from a number of fatal cases shown 12% were African American. Ferrer expressed the lifetime of stress associated with being black in America, contribute to the health conditions found in the collective culture and it starts at birth. ... read more »
500 National Guard Personnel will Join the LAPD to Protect the Community from Violence and Looting
May 31, 2020
Garcetti explained that the small percentage of people who are causing destruction, are hi-jacking a moment and movement and re-directing the focus away from the cause. Tactics and strategies are geared to maintain order, further measures have been taken to gain control over the violence happening across the city. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Pleads for George Floyd Protests to ‘Take a Step Back’ due to Violent Acts in L.A. over 300 arrested
May 30, 2020
Saturday, May 30, thousands came together in protest, closing the L.A. streets from Fairfax all the way through 3rd street, as the aftermath from the current murder of George Floyd by police hand in Minneapolis. Garcetti reiterated what he said yesterday, acknowledging the injustice of police brutality within the Black Community and pleaded with all residents to keep a level head while fighting for peace. ... read more »
Chef Keith Corbin to Open New Restaurant in 2020
December 12, 2019
Watts native, Chef Corbin, is set to open a new restaurant while continuing to serve the community at Alta Adams. ... read more »
Cory Booker Hosts Roundtable on Gun Violence Prevention
August 29, 2019
2020 Presidential Candidate Cory Booker made the most of his visit to Los Angeles last week, participating in a roundtable discussion centered on gun violence prevention. The panel included Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, Black Lives Matter L.A. Activist Paula Minor, Moms Demand Action California chapter co-lead Samantha Dorf, gun violence survivor Cindy Montana and actor Stephen Bishop. The discussion was held at Vector.90 in South L.A., a creative working space co-founded by the late rapper, Nipsey Hussle. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 11, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 11, 2019
On this day, August 11, 1965, the Watts Rebellion began as a fight against segregation and police discrimination in the Los Angeles area. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Officer Cleared of Wrongdoing in Kenneth Ross Shooting; Family Still Demands Answers
June 20, 2019
A Gardena officer was cleared of any wrongdoing in the fatal June 12 shooting of 25-year-old Kenneth Ross, just one day after the young man's family and friends demanded the release of police body cam footage from the incident. Attorneys of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said officer Michael Robbins acted in self defense when he shot Ross at Rowley Memorial Park last spring. But the family and Ross supporters are unsatisfied with that analysis, especially, they said, since dash cam footage has been viewed by the family attorney. ... read more »
Spirituality, Activism and Social Transformation
April 4, 2019
The Black community in America has not lashed out with retribution, violence or hate. We remain the most abused, but have maintained a commitment to Dr. King’s principle of nonviolence. As a people we are still the most non-harming collective. Throughout the centuries we have been God-fearing and compassionate. But Scripture says, “faith without works is dead.” We must as a collective come together and where necessary, partner with others who have the same concerns and stand up. ... read more »
Black Super Hero Magic Mama Makes Its Debut at the Geffen Playhouse
March 21, 2019
Inda’s Craig-Galván's play tackling media and police brutality will run at the Geffen Playhouse through April 14. ... read more »
Stephon Clark’s Family: A “Shameful Legacy” of Cops Killing Black Men and Getting Off 
March 7, 2019
Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert took a little over an hour to announce that her office will not file charges against police officers who shot and killed Stephon Alonzo Clark.  ... read more »
Will Reparations Become Democrats’ Campaign Theme?
February 28, 2019
“America has an ugly history of racism,” Senator Elizabeth Warren said after addressing Democrats at an annual state dinner in New Hampshire, according to The Boston Globe. “We need to confront it head-on. And we need to talk about the right way to address it and make change.” ... read more »
NFL Settles Collusion Case with Kaepernick 
February 21, 2019
The settlement comes just one day after it was revealed that the former San Francisco 49er, who led the team to a Super Bowl in 2013, turned down a contract offer to play in a new developmental league  ... read more »
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