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Black Lives Matter at 7 Years and the Meaning of this Movement-Moment
July 9, 2020
“We are the diviners of change!” proclaims Janaya “Future” Khan. Three thousand people … significantly young and Black … fill the massive concrete steps at Los Angeles City Hall, pouring out onto the sidewalk, into the street, extending the length of the block and into Grand Park. The hotter-than-July sun shines on the faces of Youth Vanguard members who just finished speaking about their recent victory in LAUSD – ousting police from school campuses and cutting their budget by 35%. ... read more »
Metro to Hold Four Community Meetings to Evaluate Routes for Northern Extension of the Crenshaw/LAX Line
March 19, 2019
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is holding four community meetings in March to evaluate alternatives to extend the Crenshaw/LAX Line to the north with connections to the Metro Expo, Purple and Red Lines as well as numerous bus lines. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in the planning of this important transit project. ... read more »
Through LAAAWPAC, Palmer Helps Women Win Elected Offices 
March 14, 2019
The track record of the Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee (LAAAWPAC) is pretty good, especially in light of the many Black women who attained elected office through the group’s fundraising efforts.  ... read more »
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LAUSD Board Approves Teacher Contract, Despite Financial Concerns from County
January 31, 2019
The report states that school board will be required to submit a ``Fiscal Stabilization Plan'' by March 18 ... read more »
Mission Accomplished! Day Six of the Teacher Strike Results in Historic Agreement for Public Education and the Community 
January 24, 2019
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) wrapped up day six of the teacher strike with a historic agreement that is said to change the future of public education.   ... read more »
 LAUSD Superintendent Beutner Meets with Local Black Press to Push for Education Amid Talks of Teacher Strike   
January 10, 2019
Winter break is over and school is back in session but this time without teachers? On December 19, 2018, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) announced that they would be going on strike on during the start of the 2019 school year if the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) superintendent Austin Beutner failed to adhere to the following demands... ... read more »
LAUSD Teachers Overwhelmingly Vote to Authorize Strike
September 6, 2018
The district has contended that the union's offer would increase the LAUSD's existing $500 million deficit in the current school year by another $813 million. It also claims the district's existing $1.2 billion reserve fund cannot be used to cover the union demands since it is already being used to offset the existing budget shortfall. ... read more »
 Mediator Appointed in Teachers’ Contract Talks With LAUSD 
August 9, 2018
The union representing Los Angeles Unified School District teachers has announced that a state mediator has been appointed to oversee contract negotiations between the union and the district as talks between the two sides remain stalled.  ... read more »
UTLA Again Declares Impasse in Talks with LAUSD
August 2, 2018
LAUSD officials said they continue to be open to further negotiations on the issue. ... read more »
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