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Sacramento: Black Caucus Welcomes New Members, Installs Leaders 
December 15, 2022
On Dec. 5, Asssemblymember Dr. Corey Jackson (D-Riverside) was sworn in at the State Capitol on the first day of the 2022-23 Legislative session.  ... read more »
COMMENTARY: “Grateful After the November Mid-Term Results
December 8, 2022
To further resist the threat of authoritarianism, we must lift up young leaders who will be democracy’s champions for this and future generations. People For the American Way’s Young Elected Officials Network is celebrating the election of young leaders as new members of Congress from across the country: Greg Casar from Austin, Texas; Emilia Sykes from Akron, Ohio; Maxwell Frost from Orlando, Fla.; Summer Lee from Braddock, Pa.; Robert Garcia from Long Beach, Calif.; Sydney Kamlager from Los Angeles, Calif; and Jasmine Crockett from Dallas, Texas. Dozens more were elected to local and state offices, building a crucial leadership pipeline. ... read more »
Mayor-elect Karen Bass Appoints Chris Thompson as Chief of Staff
November 29, 2022
As she prepares to take Los Angeles in a new direction, L.A. Mayor-elect Karen Bass today announced she will appoint Chris Thompson to be her mayoral Chief of Staff and guide her transition starting Monday, December 5. ... read more »
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LA Council Enforces Rule to Bar Protesters from Entering Chamber for Meeting
November 4, 2022
Three people were kept from entering the Los Angeles City Council chamber for today's council meeting, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, as the council enforced a rule that allows it to exclude those who have been removed from multiple meetings within three days of the next meeting. ... read more »
Entries Now Accepted for L.A.’s 2023 African American Heritage Guide
November 3, 2022
Our Authors Study Club, Inc. of Los Angeles (OASC) and Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) are planning for the 2023 African American Heritage Guide. ... read more »
Community Gives Big Support to Karen Bass for Mayor
October 13, 2022
Community leaders, elected officials and business owners united to show their support for Karen Bass for Mayor during a recent fundraising event held at Harold & ... read more »
Gipson Bill to Protect Undocumented Victims of Human Trafficking Passes First Committee
March 31, 2022
AB 2169, authored by Assembly Member Mike A. Gipson, passed Assembly Public Safety Committee with unanimous bipartisan support. This bill seeks to help undo the harm that undocumented victims of exploitation experience when they are criminalized due to their abuse while being trafficked. ... read more »
Explainer: What’s Behind the Federal Anti-Lynching Legislation?
March 24, 2022
President Joe Biden is expected to sign into law the first bill that specifies lynching as a federal hate crime. ... read more »
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Rep. Bass Secures Millions to Combat Homelessness, Support Community Safety Efforts, and Strengthen Public Health in Los Angeles
March 24, 2022
Last week, President Joe Biden signed legislation into law that include millions of dollars secured by Rep. Karen Bass to combat homelessness, support community safety efforts, and strengthen public health in Los Angeles. ... read more »
First But Not Last: Black Girls See Themselves in Court Pick
March 24, 2022
In 2013, as she watched President Barack Obama's second inauguration, 7-year-old Veronica Bofah decided she wanted to be just like him. ... read more »
GOP Looks to Discourage Race Theory, Help Right-Wing Talkers
March 3, 2022
Republican legislators are setting their sights on the University of Wisconsin System, scheduling votes Tuesday on contentious bills that look destined for vetoes but will give the GOP talking points on the campaign trail heading into the November election. ... read more »
LA City Council Seeks Incentives for ADUs, Expansion of Homebuyer Program
March 3, 2022
The Los Angeles City Council passed two motions on Feb. 22, as part of a legislative package introduced at the start of the year by Council President Nury Martinez aimed at “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty.” ... read more »
Toxicologist testifies that drugs did not kill George Floyd
February 17, 2022
A toxicologist testified Wednesday at the federal trial of three former officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights that it wasn't drug use, heart disease nor an agitated state known as “excited delirium'' that caused Floyd's death after officers pinned him to the pavement in May 2020. ... read more »
Calif. Black Women Leaders Talk Politics, Health, Economics and More
February 10, 2022
Hundreds of African American women, professionals from different backgrounds and all corners of the Golden State, came together Jan. 31 to discuss a range of issues important to Black women in California. ... read more »
NAACP Urges Federal Charges in Laquan McDonald’s Killing
February 3, 2022
The NAACP, the nation's oldest civil rights organization, on Tuesday urged Attorney General Merrick Garland to bring federal civil rights charges against the white Chicago police officer who fatally shot Black teenager Laquan McDonald. ... read more »
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