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Harris Exit Points to Hurdles Facing Minority Candidates
December 6, 2019
The California senator abruptly withdrew from the race on Tuesday after her once-promising campaign failed to coalesce around a message that would resonate with voters. And without clear support from voters, Harris couldn’t raise the money needed to keep going. ... read more »
Trump Directed Ukraine Quid Pro Quo, Key Witness Says
November 22, 2019
Ambassador Gordon Sondland declared to impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani explicitly sought a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, leveraging an Oval Office visit for political investigations of Democrats. But he also came to believe the trade involved much more. ... read more »
Housing Discrimination Complaints Reach a 24-Year High, While HUD Rolls Back Fair Housing Rules
November 21, 2019
As a candidate, President Donald Trump promised if elected that deregulation of the federal government would be an administration priority. Soon after taking the oath of office, he issued an executive order requiring that all departments and agencies to eliminate two existing regulations for every one new regulation proposed. In some cases, rules that were adopted prior to his term office but had not yet taken effect were either suspended or delayed. ... read more »
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Joins Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker in White House Race
November 21, 2019
The late arrivals have reignited a debate about “electability” and who can actually win in 2020. ... read more »
Black Press Joins Congressional Black Caucus in Denouncing New Cuba Travel Ban
November 7, 2019
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the chair of the CBC, said suspending flights from the United States to all destinations outside of Havana is yet another cruel and counterproductive policy put forth by the Trump administration. ... read more »
Senator Harris Speaks at SC Candidate Forum After Organizers Nixed
November 1, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris spoke at a criminal justice forum at a historically Black college on Saturday after a group that honored President Donald Trump with an award was removed as the event sponsor. ... read more »
Trump Delivers 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum Keynote at HBCU Benedict College
November 1, 2019
Hosted by the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, a nonprofit founded by a bipartisan group of African American leaders from across the country who advocate for criminal justice reform, the event includes a host of Democratic presidential hopefuls, local officials, and other stakeholders. ... read more »
Cummings Remembered as ‘Fierce Champion’ at Funeral
November 1, 2019
Rep. Elijah Cummings was eulogized as a leader with the fiery moral conviction of an Old Testament prophet Friday at a funeral that brought former presidents and ordinary people alike to the Baltimore church where the congressman worshipped for four decades. ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Congressman Elijah Cummings Dies at 68
October 24, 2019
In addition to the contributions he made to improve the lives of all Americans, the congressman was a passionate advocate for his beloved Baltimore, where he was born and raised. ... read more »
Race Relations Coalition Moves Toward Office of Racial Equality in Los Angeles
October 3, 2019
A diverse group of L.A. City Council members, along with activist group Community Coalition, declared September embRACE LA Month, highlighting the importance of healthy race relations in the city. Now that the month-long conversation has been had, organizers of the event are hoping to move toward creating an Office of Racial Equality here. This, they said, would help strengthen inclusion for L.A.’s most marginalized communities, who often have the least access to resources. ... read more »
Pelosi Orders Impeachment Probe: ‘No One Is Above The Law’
September 26, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, acquiescing to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the commander in chief. ... read more »
Camouflaged Vaping Devices Are Hoodwinking Parents And Schools
September 20, 2019
In yet another twist for worried parents: Meet the vaping hoodie. This high school fashion mainstay — defined by a hood with drawstrings — is now available as a vaping device, ready to deliver a puff of nicotine (or marijuana) anywhere, anytime. Including in the classroom. ... read more »
LAPD to Modify Undercover Surveillance Policy
September 17, 2019
A group of activists that was infiltrated by LAPD informants and undercover officers at its meetings in 2017 demanded answers today regarding the department's motives for what they say was essentially spying on them. ... read more »
Street Closures Announced Ahead of Trump’s Visit
September 17, 2019
President Donald Trump's visit to Los Angeles today will prompt the closure of several streets in downtown beginning this morning and lasting until midday Wednesday. ... read more »
Government Plans to Ban Flavors Used in E-Cigarettes
September 13, 2019
The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide. ... read more »
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