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JOB ALERT: Sick of Gerrymandering? Join California’s Redistricting Commission
July 19, 2019
California is looking for new commissioners to draw its redistricting maps, the maps that define who votes for California’s representatives in Congress, its state Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization members. The deadline is coming up fast to apply for the job, which pays up to $300 per day. ... read more »
Statement from Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) regarding the Supreme Court’s Decision on Gerrymandering
July 4, 2019
“…The highest court in the land, in fact, chose to condone partisan gerrymandering, a political tactic that has long been used to suppress political representation for black and brown voters and ultimately helped to elect Trump.” ... read more »
Study Finds: Attacks on Public Sector Unions Put Black Community at Risk
January 31, 2019
According to the report, “An Ongoing Demand for Los Angeles:  A Bright Future Requires Organizing More Black Public Sector Union Workers,” public sector jobs and unions that represent such employees contribute to the economic and social stability of the Black middle class in Los Angeles. ... read more »
50 years after Loving, 1 in 6 new couples are racially mixed
June 15, 2017
Although the racist laws against mixed marriages are gone, several interracial couples said they still get nasty looks, insults and sometimes even violence when people find out about their relationships. ... read more »
U.S. Sentencing Commission Adopts Amendment to Definition of “Crime of Violence”
January 14, 2016
The United States Sentencing Commission unanimously voted recently to adopt an amendment relating to the definition of “crime of violence” in the Career Offender and other federal sentencing guidelines. ... read more »
In final year, Obama encourages staff to ‘stay on offense’
December 29, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — In June, during one of the best stretches of his presidency, Barack Obama strode through a West Wing hallway exclaiming: "Offense! Stay on offense!" ... read more »
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