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Louisiana Army National Guard’s First Black Woman Pilot
February 24, 2022
A woman who was once rescued from the Superdome on a helicopter during Hurricane Katrina has gone on to become the Louisiana Army National Guard's first Black female pilot. ... read more »
“SLAVEPLAY”: Racism, Interracial Dating, and Deciding Who’s the Prize
February 24, 2022
February 16th brought the opening of playwright, Jeremy O. Harris’, unflinching new work, “Slave Play”, at the Mark Taper Forum in Downtown Los Angeles after almost two years of no performances due to COVID-19. ... read more »
Herb Wesson Appointed Councilmember for 10th District
February 16, 2022
 The community’s ardent request for a voting representative for Council District 10 has been addressed by Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez, who introduced a motion to appoint former Councilmember Herb J. Wesson, Jr. to represent Los Angeles’ 10th Council District.  ... read more »
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CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Makes History Among the Most Diverse White House Administration
February 16, 2022
A White House photo featuring dozens of African American members of the Biden-Harris administration circulated the internet during the opening days of Black History Month, and one would be hard-pressed to find anyone as proud as Chiquita Brooks-LaSure.  ... read more »
Lawmakers Announces Bill to Get School Students Vaccinated Against COVID-19
January 27, 2022
A state lawmaker said he wants ensure that all school students in Los Angeles and throughout the state are vaccinated against COVID-19, and do to that, he announced a proposal today to eliminate personalbelief exemptions and expand upon a state vaccine mandate. ... read more »
Karen Bass Takes Overwhelming Lead to Become L.A.’s First Woman Mayor
January 27, 2022
On September 27, 2021, Congresswoman Karen Bass officially announced her bid to become the next and first woman Mayor for the City of Los Angeles.  ... read more »
Voting Rights Takes Center Stage at Black Caucus MLK Breakfast
January 20, 2022
Voting rights was the central theme at a virtual breakfast the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) held on Jan. 12, to celebrate the sacrifices and impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. on American life and politics. ... read more »
VP Harris Updates Black Press After Serving First Year as Second-in-Command
January 20, 2022
In 2021, Kamala Harris made history as the first Black, first Asian and first woman to be elected vice president of the United States.  After a year in office, she met with the Black press to give an update on her activities that impact African Americans throughout the nation.    ... read more »
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Caltech Among Universities Sued Over Financial Aid Formula
January 13, 2022
Caltech is among 16 universities being sued for alleged violations of antitrust laws by colluding to unfairly reduce the amount of financial aid awarded to students, it was announced today. ... read more »
Obama, Biden Honor Sen. Reid as Man ‘Who Got Things Done’
January 13, 2022
Former President Barack Obama paid tribute to the late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday as a man ``who got things done,'' as Democratic leaders spoke of Reid's impact on some of the most important legislation of the 21st century, from health care to Wall Street reform. ... read more »
Restaurants Want Farmers Insurance to Pay for Coronavirus Business Losses
January 13, 2022
Several restaurants in Orange and San Diego counties and a Los Angeles County company that sells wine-related products are suing Farmers Insurance, alleging the company breached contracts by refusing to compensate them for losses incurred when business was curtailed during the coronavirus. ... read more »
California Governor Proposes Tax Cuts, Expanded Health Care
January 12, 2022
With state revenues at an all-time high, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday proposed a budget that would cut taxes while also promising to pay the health care expenses of all of the state's low-income adults who are living in the country illegally. ... read more »
Statement of Congresswoman Maxine Waters Following Sentencing for the Killing of Ahmaud Arbery
January 11, 2022
Today, justice prevailed when three men in Georgia were given a punishment of life in prison for killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed African American, in cold blood.  All three of Ahmaud's killers are white.  Two of the three involved have no possibility of parole.  I agree with the decision reached and the sentence imposed.   ... read more »
Councilman Rex Richardson Announces Campaign for Mayor of Long Beach
January 6, 2022
On Monday, January 3, 2022, Long Beach City Councilman Rex Richardson announced his bid to become the next Mayor of Long Beach. ... read more »
Tribute – Service to Others Defined Career of Willard Murray
January 6, 2022
Being a public servant is not for everyone, but Willard Murray, Jr. embraced the role.  Throughout his career, he sought opportunities to help others and most importantly, uplift African Americans. ... read more »
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