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Rev. James Lawson
Community Stands Behind Ralph’s Workers Seeking Living Wage
July 12, 2019
“Living Wage not Minimum Wage,” read some of the picket signs outside of the market as workers demanded a wage adequate enough for “one job” to sustain a living in the City of Angeles. The most recent contract, said workers, “offers slashed wages as much as 25 percent for checkers, offer less than one percent to other employees, eliminate some overtime, and put their healthcare benefits at risk of bankruptcy.” ... read more »
Follow up to ‘FBI Aims to Build Relationship with Los Angeles’ Black Community’
April 25, 2019
A few nights ago, I had a terrible nightmare. In my dream, a casual conversation with a law enforcement agent resulted in my employment as an informant. In desperation, I screamed, “Oh no, what have I done? Will I have to kill and sabotage my people now? Black Lives Matter help me! Please get me out of this mess.” ... read more »
Rev. James Lawson, Champion of Non-Violence, Honored with Award at LMU’s King Celebration
January 31, 2019
Rev. Lawson served as the keynote speaker at Loyola Marymount University’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Interfaith Celebration & Prayer Breakfast ... read more »
Activist Ministers Empowered By Faith, Battled Racism in U.S.
January 31, 2018
            February is African American Heritage Month   Bishop Richard Allen, the founder and first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, was also a successful businessman, ... read more »
Marian Wright Edelman receives Inaugural James M. Lawson, Jr. Humanitarian Award  
December 9, 2015
Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, was honored with the Inaugural James M. Lawson, Jr. Humanitarian Award during Holman United Methodist Church’s 70th Anniversary Gala at the Omni Hotel on December 4. ... read more »
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