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Governor Brown Signs California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018
October 4, 2018
Late yesterday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Senate Bill 1294, the California Cannabis Equity Act, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This groundbreaking bill, aimed at reversing some of the damaging impacts cannabis prohibition has had on individuals from disadvantaged communities, is the first social equity cannabis measure in the Unites States. ... read more »
California Lawmakers Continue Shift from Mass Incarceration
September 14, 2018
The recently completed California legislative session continued a yearslong effort to lower criminal sentences, ease restrictions on suspects, and keep juveniles out of adult prisons despite objections that the moves could harm public safety. ... read more »
Dallas Officer Arrested on Manslaughter Warrant
September 13, 2018
A White Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a Black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook for her own. ... read more »
New Law to Make California First State to End Bail
August 30, 2018
California's new law is the latest development in the nationwide debate over bail, which many people say unfairly punishes people for being poor. Other states including New Jersey, Alaska and New Mexico have overhauled their bail systems, although no other state has completely eliminated bail. ... read more »
Legislators Push for Free Community College in CA
August 24, 2018
Assembly Bill 1862, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago, David Chiu, and Kevin McCarty, was introduced last week to take an important step towards guaranteeing a completely free community college experience for California students.  The measure comes directly on the heels of the implementation of 2017’s Assembly Bill 19 (jointly authored by the same legislators) which made the first year of community college free for all first-time, full-time students. That first round of students will begin classes at schools across California in the coming weeks.  ... read more »
AB 2500 Denies Californians Access to Responsible, Regulated Credit Options
May 31, 2018
Blocking families from accessing certain types of loans would be particularly damaging for African American families. According to a study by the Center for the New Middle Class, even when African Americans have credit scores of 700 or above – generally considered to be a “good” score on a scale of 300 to 850 – their financial wellness resembles those with much lower credit scores. In fact, 80 percent of these families were likely to say that they live paycheck-to-paycheck, they were two and a half times more likely to overdraft on a bank account and they 28 percent less likely to have $1,200 set aside for a financial emergency. ... read more »
Sharpton Says Police Shootings Are A National Problem
April 5, 2018
Stephon Clark's memorial service held Thursday March 29, was a chance for both national and local figures to share their opinions about the latest police shooting of an unarmed Black man. ... read more »
Southland Schools Reach CIF State Title Match
March 22, 2018
Serra will battle the Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep (SHCP) Fightin’ Irish on Friday at 6P.M. PST and View Park will battle the Stuart Hall Knights on Friday at noon. ... read more »
Family of black man shot 14 times by police wants charges
October 5, 2016
Joseph Mann, who was mentally unstable and homeless was shot 14 times by two officers ... read more »
Crenshaw Boys Basketball Works to Uphold Legacy
February 11, 2016
Playing Varsity for the Crenshaw Cougars boys basketball team (14-11 overall, 5-4 Coliseum League) is a new experience for several players. The team made up of almost entirely new talent with one returning player and a transfer student with Varsity experience. ... read more »
Clippers Win Season Opener Against Sacramento Kings, 111-104
October 29, 2015
The Los Angeles Clippers narrowly escaped a Sacramento Kings fourth-quarter rally to win their season opener, 111-104 last night at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. ... read more »
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