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LAUSD Parents, Students, and Teachers Protest for Police-Free Schools
August 6, 2020
Police are criminalizing students, says Director of Operations and Campaign Joseph Williams. “In LAUSD, Black students are only 8% of the student population, but they’ve been 25% and 30% of all contacts, citations, and arrests by L.A. school police. We know that Black student achievement has been one of the lowest rates on all of LAUSD.” Williams infers that LAUSD refuses to invest in Black student success, and instead, is investing in prioritizing the criminalization of Black students. ... read more »
About A Dozen Protesters Arrested in Beverly Hills
July 24, 2020
About a dozen protesters were arrested tonight for failure to disperse, and at least one person for alleged ``assault on a police officer'' during a demonstration organized by the Black Future Project in Beverly Hills. ... read more »
L.A. Sparks Host Mental Health Panel to Discuss Social Justice, COVID-19
July 2, 2020
The Los Angeles Sparks recently hosted a panel for student athletes called: Navigating Mental Health & Wellness During Times of Social Unrest. The virtual panel was conducted to help youth process the tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic and of racial inequality in America. ... read more »
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L.A. County Encourages the Use of Next-Day Testing Appointments; Multiple Disparities Realized Due to COVID-19
June 24, 2020
The county board of supervisors and L.A. Public Health Department delivered news surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Looking at the numbers, death rates are reducing, and hospitalization has been steady. However, amid the community, transmission and the spread of COVID-19 has been increasing. ... read more »
Sparks player Tierra Ruffin-Pratt shares wisdom on how to Fight for Social Justice
June 16, 2020
Professional athletes have been maintaining the momentum of fighting against police brutality in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. Los Angeles Sparks guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt endured through the tragedy of an officer-involved shooting and is using her personal knowledge to fight. ... read more »
Executive Director of Civil and Human Rights Join the Mayor of the City Los Angeles to Discuss the Social Reform Within L.A.
June 5, 2020
Los Angeles City Mayor Garcetti brought awareness to the Civil and Human Rights Department, introducing their first Executive Director, Capri Maddox. This department will magnify the social issues that live among the city and reflect on the solutions. The Los Angeles City Mayor also announced to the panelist of Justice Matters on June 4, together with city council a commitment was made to shift funding that will address structural black racism. ... 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 »
60 Years Ago: Students Launched Sit-In Movement
February 6, 2020
Violent episodes were the exceptions and not the rule of the massively spreading Sit-in Movement. ... read more »
#BlackLivesMatter’s Mass March for Justice Disrupts White Capitalism at Hollywood & Highland
January 2, 2020
Since 2014, #BlackLivesMatter has used the holiday season to highlight the relationship between White capitalism and Black death ... read more »
White Militia Group Set to Protest Maxine Waters California District Offices
July 18, 2018
According to the Oath Keepers (an anti-government militia) website, the hate group is planning an “ongoing” protest at California Rep. Maxine Waters' congressional offices in Los Angeles beginning Thursday. ... read more »
NFL Season Marred by Controversy
February 22, 2018
I’m Happy the Philadelphia Eagles Won the Super Bowl, but I Refused to Watch It. This season, however, I took a complete break from watching the NFL and, as a result, missed the game entirely. ... read more »
In The Shadow of Lumuba, Congolese Defy Protest Ban Amidst Live Bullets
January 22, 2018
The Catholic Church makes up half the 67.5 million inhabitants of Congo and has pressed Kabila to step down since his second and final term expired more than a year ago. ... read more »
African American Faith Leaders Protest Artic Oil Drilling
December 15, 2017
five L.A.-area African American faith leaders joined with 49 black ministers throughout the country to protest the potential of oil and gas exploration and drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge. ... read more »
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