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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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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 »
Lawmakers Announces Bill to Get School Students Vaccinated Against COVID-19
January 27, 2022
A state lawmaker said he wants ensure that all school students in Los Angeles and throughout the state are vaccinated against COVID-19, and do to that, he announced a proposal today to eliminate personalbelief exemptions and expand upon a state vaccine mandate. ... read more »
WATCH: Black Money Matters Ep.1
January 27, 2022
Financial Wisdom coming from Special Guest Diedra Porche, Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase's Market Leadership Team, Los Angeles . Hosted by Danny Bakewell Jr., EVP of the Los Angeles Sentinel & LA Watts Times. ... read more / watch video »
Karen Bass Takes Overwhelming Lead to Become L.A.’s First Woman Mayor
January 27, 2022
On September 27, 2021, Congresswoman Karen Bass officially announced her bid to become the next and first woman Mayor for the City of Los Angeles.  ... read more »
Biden Nominates 3 to Fed Board, Including First Black woman
January 25, 2022
President Joe Biden will nominate three people for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, including former Fed official Sarah Bloom Raskin for the top regulatory slot, and Lisa Cook, who would be the first Black woman to serve as a governor.  ... read more »
Voting Rights Takes Center Stage at Black Caucus MLK Breakfast
January 20, 2022
Voting rights was the central theme at a virtual breakfast the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) held on Jan. 12, to celebrate the sacrifices and impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. on American life and politics. ... read more »
VP Harris Updates Black Press After Serving First Year as Second-in-Command
January 20, 2022
In 2021, Kamala Harris made history as the first Black, first Asian and first woman to be elected vice president of the United States.  After a year in office, she met with the Black press to give an update on her activities that impact African Americans throughout the nation.    ... read more »
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