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Vote Yes On Measure W – It’s Good For Business and for the Black Community
November 1, 2018
At its core, we support Measure W because of its impact on empowering African-Americans and other communities of color in Los Angeles County – making business pay their fair share for the clean water that Black and brown residents are most likely, otherwise, to be deprived of. Measure W is a progressive tax that spreads the compliance burden equally with no groups paying more than their fair share. ... read more »
Repealing Costa-Hawkins
November 1, 2018
California is in a massive housing crisis. Though housing prices vary across the state, housing affordability is a clear problem when resident income is compared to housing costs. In many cities, renters are paying over half of their income in housing costs, leaving very little to go towards anything else. Some 61 percent of renter households in California are lower-income, according to the California Department of housing and Community Development. ... read more »
CPUC to Hold Public Forums on Park Water Rate Increase Requests
Park Water is requesting CPUC approval (A.18-01-003) to increase revenues by $1.1 million (3.21 percent) in 2019 over current revenues; by $1.77 million (4.98 percent) in 2020; and by $1.94 million (5.24 percent) in 2021. In total, the increases would amount to $4.83 million over three years, resulting in a $20.70 bi-monthly increase to the average customer bill by the year 2021. ... read more / view event »
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 »
Governor Jerry Brown Signs AB 987
October 4, 2018
With the Governor's signing of Assembly Bill 987, Inglewood and surrounding communities are now one step closer to building a state-of-the-art, privately-funded sports arena, creating thousands of high-wage jobs and generating millions in public revenue for vital services in our communities. ... read more »
Climate Summit Predicts Floods Across the Globe
September 21, 2018
The U.S.-based Union of Concerned Scientists wrote: “Global warming is making heavy rain more frequent in many areas of the country. With human alteration of the land—like the engineering of rivers, the destruction of natural protective systems, and increased construction on floodplains—many parts of the U.S. are at greater risk of destructive floods.“ ... read more »
Winners Announced in the ‘I Got Bank’ Essay and Art Contest
September 20, 2018
Officials at One United Bank said they are “proud to announce” the recent winners of the “I Got Bank Essay and Art Contest”.  The ten awardees, ... read more »
Climate Change is a Public Health Crises: Blacks Mostly Absent From The Conversation
September 20, 2018
Hundreds of people protested and disrupted this gathering of environmentalist, policymakers and business executives because - wait for it – the Governor hasn't done enough to decarbonize California and reduce fossil fuel energy use. This, despite his recent signing of Senate Bill 100, which declared California only use clean, renewable energy by the year 2045. ... 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 »
Nigerian Teens Take Top Prize for Original Mobile Start-Up
August 16, 2018
At a competition for teenage tech entrepreneurs held in San Francisco’s Silicon Valley, a girl team from Nigeria captured the top prize for their original mobile app start-up. ... read more »
Jury awards $289M to man who blames Monsanto’s Roundup for cancer
August 16, 2018
Dewayne Johnson’s lawsuit was the first of thousands of cases filed in state and federal courts alleging that Roundup causes cancer, which Monsanto denies. ... read more »
Annual NAACP Convention Closes with a Call to Vote
August 9, 2018
109th NAACP Convention Closes with Call to Vote, Importance of Millennial Engagement. ... read more »
London Breed Overcomes Adversity to Become San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor
July 5, 2018
On June 13, San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed, 43, overcame tremendous adversity and challenges to become the first African American woman to become mayor of San Francisco. ... read more »
Parental Engagement Secret to Academic Success
June 21, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), speaks specifically to parent and family engagement. Data highlighted examples of the successful impact parents can have when they are present in their child’s school. ... read more »
A Trump Twitter Library Lands in Hollywood
June 14, 2018
The Twitter centered library features exhibits derived from President Donald Trump’s social media.   The exhibit consists of audio, visual, and hands on interactions for attendees. ... read more »
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