Monday, July 4, 2022
CLOSE
 
Sen. Steven Bradford
California Legislature Recognizes Reparations Task Force
June 23, 2022
Several members of the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans received a standing ovation from constituents of the State Legislature last week for their work over the last 12 months. ... read more »
Reparations Task Force: What to Expect in the Committee’s First Report
May 19, 2022
Task force member Donald K. Tamaki said the “comprehensive report connects the dots between past racism and its current consequences.” He also inferred that the report presents a “landmark opportunity” to shape the national conversation around reparations. ... read more »
Calif. Reparations Task Force Is Working to Repair Communications Strategy
April 21, 2022
Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) summed up what he viewed as the reason for low turnout and public engagement at the ninth meeting of the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans. ... read more »
ADVERTISEMENT
 
Two Hopefuls in Race to Replace Former Asm. Burke Have Black Caucus Ties  
March 31, 2022
Nonprofit director and businesswoman Tina Simone McKinnor and Lawndale Mayor Robert Pullen-Miles are running in the April 5 special primary election to replace former Assemblymember Autumn Burke in the 62nd Assembly District and they both have ties to the California Legislative Black Caucus.  ... read more »
Weber Shares Thoughts on Framework for Reparations Eligibility
February 3, 2022
California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber shared her thoughts on who should be compensated for the injustices of slavery during the Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans’ sixth meeting.  ... read more »
Newsom Announces Plans to Fight Rash of Retail Theft, Follow-Home Crimes
December 17, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom today announced new measures to fight a statewide rise in property and violent crimes, including a rash of smash-and-grab robberies targeting retailers and follow-home attacks in the Los Angeles area. ... read more »
Bill Capping the Use of Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas Awaits Gov’s Signature
September 23, 2021
A police reform bill calling for stricter standards on how law enforcement officers across the state use rubber bullets and tear gas for crowd control has been approved by both the California Senate and Assembly. ... read more »
The Lookout: After Tragic Murder, Zero-Bail Bill Paused; but Other Justice Reforms Advance
September 16, 2021
Over the last two weeks, it has been a mixed bag of wins and losses for bills concerned with the rights of people interacting with the criminal justice system. Senate Bill (SB) 262, a bail reform bill that would have established $0 bail for some offenders, was stopped in its tracks following a grisly murder in Northern California but Senate Bill (SB) 2 and Assembly Bill (AB) 333 have both passed significant milestones on their paths to becoming law. ... read more »
ADVERTISEMENT
 
Reparations Task Force Agrees It Needs the Ideas, Input of Black Californians
July 22, 2021
Regions in the southern, northern, and central part of the state (where many Black farmers reside) should be involved in the process, said Grills. The “listening sessions would go beyond” formal task force meetings and would not infringe upon scheduled discussions, Grills added. ... read more »
Update: Hahn Moving Forward With Effort To `Right The Wrongs’ Of Bruce’s Beach
April 8, 2021
County Supervisor Janice Hahn on Friday will announce initial steps to return a scenic parcel of Manhattan Beach land to the ancestors of a couple who were subjected to years of harassment for operating a Black beach resort that was ultimately condemned and seized by city. ... read more »
Cal Lawmakers Propose Process to Decertify Convicted Cops
March 25, 2021
Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), the chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, and Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) added language with some teeth to Senate Bill (SB) 2, the “Kenneth Ross Jr. Police Decertification Act of 2021.” ... read more »
Sen. Steven Bradford Commits to Building Upon Weber’s Legacy as Next Black Caucus Chair
January 7, 2021
Last week, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) elected Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) chair of the group comprised of African Americans serving in State Legislature. Bradford, 60, who is the longest serving member in the caucus and the only African American member in the California Senate, is succeeding the CLBC’s outgoing chair Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego). ... read more »
Senator Bradford and Pro Tem Atkins Introduce Police Decertification Bill
December 10, 2020
This week, Senator Bradford (D-Gardena) and Senate President pro Tempore Atkins (D-San Diego) introduced Senate Bill 2 to increase accountability for law enforcement officers that commit serious misconduct and illegally violate a person’s civil rights. ... read more »
Black Caucus Writes Letters Defending State Bar Candidate
September 24, 2020
“The Black community is already subject to a lot, and we’re not thought about all the time. It's important for us to take matters into our own hands and really be prepared for what's to come because sometimes we're not considered in the game plan as far as what the world needs to do,” Sidqe said. ... read more »
Nick Cannon Steps Up to Support Sons of Slain Sacramento Man 
March 28, 2019
Aiden Clark was only 2 years old and his little brother Cairo, 1, when two Sacramento police officers shot and killed their dad in March 2018.  ... read more »

LA Sentinel
in your pocket:





TOS-Cookbook-Web

LA Watts Times

 
© 2022 Los Angeles Sentinel All Rights Reserved • A Bakewell Media Publication

AboutArchivesContact UsCorrections & MisprintsMedia Kit

Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy

LA Watts TimesTaste of Soul