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Rep. Karen Bass and TV personality Sheryl Underwood Join Phone Banking Event at The Sentinel 
November 1, 2018
With less than a week until election day, The Los Angeles Sentinel hosted a 12-hour long “Get Out the Vote” phone-banking marathon with free shuttle services to early voting polls. ... read more »
DNC on Eric Dreiband’s Appointment to head the Civil Rights Division
October 15, 2018
DNC Chair and former head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division Tom Perez released the following statement on the Trump administration's appointment of Eric Dreiband to lead the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division ... read more »
Assemblymember Santiago and Senator Wiener Issue Statements on Net Neutrality
October 4, 2018
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago is issuing the following statement about Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 822 a few hours ago:  “This measure ensures that we, in California, will maintain a free and open internet that doesn’t discriminate or price users or content differently. I applaud Governor Brown for leading the nation by signing the strongest net neutrality bill in the country,” said Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles). “California leads the fight against the Trump Administration agenda to destroy the internet as we know it.”  ... read more »
Former GOP Chair Steele Says He Knows Identity of Op-Ed Writer
September 7, 2018
In an NNPA Newswire exclusive, Steele said the damning New York Times op-ed by a senior Trump administration official was likely written by a team of the president’s trusted hierarchy and it’s a clear signal that America is now witnessing a White House in utter chaos. ... read more »
Black Wealth Still Plummeting, CRL Tells Lawmakers
August 31, 2018
For years, and particularly in recent months, major news outlets have heralded the nation’s robust economic recovery. From rising corporate profits, to lower unemployment, or rising stock prices on Wall Street, many consumers might conclude that financial stability not only returned after the Great Recession but continues to climb. ... read more »
Prosecutors Against Gun Violence Co-Chairs to Congress: Address Dangerous Downloadable 3D Printed Guns Now
August 27, 2018
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., co-chairs of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, today released the following joint statement urging Congress to take action to stop the proliferation of downloadable guns: ... read more »
Children on the Front Lines
August 23, 2018
I am so proud of the Freedom Schools scholars who have learned they are following in the footsteps of children and youths who were the foot soldiers and infantry of the Civil Rights Movement. Some of their stories from the Movement are well known: six-year-old Ruby Bridges in New Orleans walked through White mobs to attend school—even praying for those jeering at her; the Little Rock Nine; the four little girls killed in the bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. Thousands of children were on the frontlines of history. Whether sung or unsung heroes, we owe all of them a debt of gratitude. ... read more »
Manafort Found Guilty, Cohen Pleads Guilty, Trump in Trouble
August 21, 2018
President Donald Trump says the conviction of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on financial crimes is “a disgrace.” But he is largely ignoring his former personal attorney Michael Cohen’s guilty pleas to felonies, ... read more »
Michelle Obama Joins Voter Registration Drive for the Midterms
August 9, 2018
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is featured in a video along with celebrities Tom Hanks, Janelle Monáe, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Lin-Manuel Miranda to encourage people to register and vote. ... read more »
Mark Ruffalo and Common Call Trump Administration’s Failure to Reunify Families at the Border a “Humanitarian Crisis”
July 27, 2018
We Stand United released a new video featuring Mark Ruffalo and Common about the ongoing humanitarian crisis of family separation and abuses at the border. The Trump Administration failed to meet a court order to reunify families they separated at the border by July 26. Many families have not been brought back together. Children are still being kept in cages and abuses continue. The short video features distraught parents and children at the U.S. border, humanitarian workers describing the conditions they are facing, and also includes moving footage of a mother being reunited with her child. ... read more / watch video »
Congress Must Stop Family Separation
July 26, 2018
Families come to this country seeking asylum. They undertake grueling, dangerous journeys in the hope that America will provide safe harbor from the violence that they are fleeing. Some are escaping domestic abuse, others have come to our shores to save their families from gangs. None expect to have their children ripped from their arms when they finally reach safety. ... read more »
Suspicious Package Delivered to Rep. Maxine Waters’ Los Angeles District Office
July 25, 2018
According to LAPD spokesperson Mike Lopez a suspicious package was delivered  to Congress member Maxine Waters’ district office located at 10124 S. Broadway. The office was evacuated after the item was found about 2:35 pm. ... read more »
Another Assault on the Black Press
July 12, 2018
Black Newspaper Publishers Take a Hit with Trump’s Tariffs on Canadian Newsprint ... read more »
San Bernardino Prosecutor Under Investigation For Offensive Comments About Maxine Waters, Michelle Obama
July 12, 2018
Over the weekend it was revealed that Michael Selyem, a gang prosecutor, made hateful comments about former first lady Michelle Obama and Rep. Maxine Waters. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Introduces the “Family Unity Rights and Protection Act” to Require the Reunification of Separated Immigrant Families
July 6, 2018
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Global Human Rights, introduced H.R. 6236, the “Family Unity Rights and Protection Act," which would require the federal government to reunite families that have been forcibly separated at the border.   ... read more »
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