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Police Commission Approves Policy to Exempt Media from Protest Dispersals
December 15, 2021
The Los Angeles Police Commission approved an updated department policy to comply with Senate Bill 98, which exempts media professionals from having to comply with police dispersal orders while covering protests, marches and other types of demonstrations.  ... read more »
Words of the Week – Protests, Vigilantes, Guns and the Courts!
November 17, 2021
As a nation, we are sorely divided. Will America survive as a democracy? As it was with Moses in battle, who among us will help lift up the hands of “Lady Liberty?” ... read more »
Police Release Description of Stabbing Suspect From LA Vaccine Protests
August 17, 2021
Police are seeking the public's help in finding a man suspected of stabbing another man during dueling demonstrations in downtown Los Angeles over COVID-19 vaccine mandates. ... read more »
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The Insurrection and the Lost Cause
July 10, 2021
A violent insurrection engulfed the U.S. Capitol just six months ago. One United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died and other Capitol police are still healing. Investigators are still going through video and social media documenting the attempt to disrupt congressional affirmation of President Joe Biden’s victory. ... read more »
Is Removing Confederate Monuments, Changing Sports Teams Names Just A Distraction?
January 21, 2021
Protests and unrest in 2020 sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, shined an even brighter spotlight on police brutality against African Americans.  ... read more »
Dr. Martin Luther King’s Non-violent Approach to Justice is Still Alive and Well, Even During Times of Division
January 14, 2021
Dr. King prided himself on his nonviolent approach to justice, a most powerful tool during the Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Seeks to Ban Possession of Laser Pointers at Protests
October 29, 2020
People could soon be banned from bringing laser pointers to protests in Los Angeles, after a City Council committee advanced a proposal today that would create a law to prohibit them at large demonstrations. ... read more »
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Lyft Forms Partnership with Black Organizations to Provide Accessible Transportation
August 27, 2020
Ridesharing app Lyft announced an initiative that would provide 1.5 million rides to make transportation accessible to underserved communities. The company joined forces with 11 organizations including The National Urban League, Black Women’s Roundtable and the NAACP. ... read more »
Words of the Week: Where is the Vision?
July 16, 2020
A vision helps you determine how you can get what you want, when you want, how you want. ... read more »
Stephanie Mills Talks About Music, Social Justice and Her Son’s New Book
July 16, 2020
Iconic Grammy and American Music Award-winner Stephanie Mills is unapologetically pro-Black. ... read more »
Surveillance programs could jeopardize protestors’ pursuit of justice
June 19, 2020
The cascade of protests against racism and police brutality in response to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd sent a shockwave through the consciousness of America. The grief, love, and solidarity on display seems to be on a larger scale than ever before. When our brothers and sisters marched in Ferguson in 2014, they lacked the groundswell of support across the country that we’re witnessing now. Even still, we have a long way to go until African Americans can truly enjoy, “equal justice under law,” a promise etched in stone on the Supreme Court building but not yet fulfilled in daily life. ... read more »
WATCH: How to Talk About Racism
June 12, 2020
The protests across the U.S. have many calling for a renewed national dialogue about race, policing, equity and what it means to be a black person in America today. And that is good news, said Nicole Mitchell, director of Diversity and Inclusion at Cedars-Sinai. "We have so many people who want to be allies and to be voices," Mitchell said. But how do we begin talking about these sensitive issues? ... read more / watch video »
 7 LAPD Employees Removed from Field Amid Protest Misconduct Investigations
June 11, 2020
 Nearly five dozen allegations of misconduct by Los Angeles Police Department officers during recent protests against police brutality are being investigated, and seven employees have been removed from field duty, the department announced today.  ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Discusses New Channels of Funding in Light of a Three- Layered Crisis, in Health, Finance, and Social Concern
June 10, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti examined the progressive steps that will take place within the city budget. Garcetti acknowledged the three-layered crisis the world is experiencing together; health, economic, and social concerns have all increased and shown the perilous threat they have if left unchanged. ... read more »
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