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Senator Sydney Kamlager-Dove Starts New Wave of leadership as Candidate to Succeed Karen Bass 
March 2, 2022
In an exclusive interview with the Los Angeles Sentinel, Kamlager considered her responsibilities, dedication, and loyalty that she would like to convey as a congress member. Kamlager –Dove has confirmed that she will run for congress to supersede Representative Karen Bass, who is the leading candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles. Bass supported Kamlager-Dove’s campaign for the position.  ... read more »
African American Entrepreneurs Head SPAC in $126.5 Million IPO to Acquire Black-owned Firms
January 6, 2022
The company’s directors are majority-minority including, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, MIT economist and Dean, College of Ethnic Studies, Cal State Los Angeles, Mr. Ronald Busby, Sr., President and CEO, US Black Chamber, Inc., and Mr. Patrick Linehan, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson. ... read more »
Senator Cory Booker (D-NY), Environmental Justice Advocate, Proud to Receive NNPA Leadership Award
September 16, 2021
Sen. Booker, who served two terms as Newark mayor before his election to the Senate, will receive the 2021 National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) National Leadership Award for excellence and innovative leadership in Black America. Drs. James Hildreth and Ebony Hilton, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-Missouri), and Olympic record-setter Allyson Felix also will receive National Leadership Awards from the NNPA, the trade association of more than 230 African American-owned newspapers and media companies. ... read more »
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Newsom Signs Jones-Sawyer’s Bill to Stop Organized Retail Theft
July 29, 2021
 Governor Gavin Newsom called up Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) as Newsom signed into law AB 331 to help the state apply resources to reduce crime and stop organized retail theft.   ... read more »
NAACP President Discusses Biden Administration Appointees and the Impact of COVID Black Americans
June 3, 2021
The NAACP's mission is that everyone receives the facts they need to make the best decisions for their families and communities while the fight against the pandemic goes forward, said NAACP president Derrick Johnson. Johnson appeared for a live interview with the National Newspaper Publishers Association's morning news program, "Let It Be Known." ... read more »
NAACP Launches ‘COVID. KNOW MORE’
May 20, 2021
The NAACP has commissioned proprietary research, which will be featured and updated bi-monthly, taking a consistent pulse of Black America’s status and progress as we collectively progress toward full recovery. African Americans surveyed have expressed ongoing concerns about the vaccines, the rise of COVID-19 variants, public adherence to guidelines, jobs availability, safely returning to work and other factors affecting their daily lives. The key learnings from this exclusive polling will serve to fill in the information gaps, and further strengthen our communities as they build back given the expressed need for reliable updates on the factors impacting their daily lives over the coming year. ... read more »
Black Investors Take Note: Reddit Rebellion Rescues GameStop Stock
February 11, 2021
The band of amateur day traders that interact with each other on the Reddit page WallStreetBets, encouraged whoever was listening to buy shares of the flailing GameStop, AMC, Macy’s and Koss stocks. Big investors, often in the form of hedge funds, frequently bet against struggling public companies using a process referred to as “shorting,” which allows investors to bet on the degree of misfortune a stock may experience and earn billions of dollars in profits as a result. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Announced “L.A. Connected” Responding to Massive Financial Struggles Among Family Households
August 12, 2020
The goal for L.A. Connected is to Magnetize the resources to the communities that need them the most. The city plans for this platform to be an educational tool to empower families to receive the help they need. It is a network that includes various service providers through Los Angeles City WorkSource and FamilySource that will help Angelenos apply to the following: unemployment insurance, file their taxes, apply for as much as $8,000 in tax credits, and access federal stimulus checks, known as Economic Impact Payments, which total up to $1,200 per adult and $500 per child. ... read more »
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AARP and NNPA Join Forces for Riveting Webinar on Saving Black Lives During COVID-19 Pandemic
April 23, 2020
“People are stressed and worried, not only about caring for themselves but protecting and caring for someone in the home or someone long distance,” Choula stated.  “It’s very important that there is increased conversation with nursing facilities through virtual visitation and phone calls, which is what AARP is advocating.”  ... read more »
IS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOOL SYSTEM REALISTIC?
March 29, 2018
Public education has failed Black students.  Tragically, by virtually any measure, they are behind all other groups, including immigrant Latino students who have been in the U.S. for only three years.  At the federal, state and local levels there have been some programs   that relate to African American students. ... read more »
Councilman Curren Price Kickoff Rally
January 25, 2017
Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price, who represents the Ninth Council District of Los Angeles, kicked off his 2017 re-election campaign on Jan. 21 at Total Restoration Church alongside 400 supporters, including Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Mike Feuer, Council President Herb Wesson, California Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León, Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo, and numerous other officials from state and local government. ... read more »
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