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Black, Latino and Female Officers Use Less Force than Whites
May 20, 2021
“When I got the paper, I literally at one point said, ‘hot damn,’” says Phillip Goff, a behavioral scientist at Yale University who wrote a commentary on the study published in the same issue. “I was a skeptic about demographic reform previously, and now I am a convert.… Demographics reform in policing actually has the potential to dramatically change behavior.” ... read more »
Stay-At-Home Order Keeps Public Home Amid COVID-19 Surge
December 10, 2020
In the midst of the holidays, as Christmas decorations go up, so does the rate of COVID-19 infections. L.A County health officials are seeing their early holiday predications coming to light after Thanksgiving, as many visited with others outside their residences. The result has sent L.A. County into stricter Stay-At- Home order guidelines. ... read more »
Systemic Inequities Demand A Yes on Prop 16
October 29, 2020
In an ideal world, discrimination would not exist and outlawing it wouldn’t be necessary. Racism and sexism would only be fleeting thoughts of a time far gone. And people would rise in society based on the merits of their achievements, and not their gender, race, ethnicity, or any combination of the three. ... read more »
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Jacqueline Waggoner Named President of Solutions Division at Enterprise Community Partners
October 22, 2020
Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise), following a nationwide search, named Jacqueline Waggoner president of its Solutions division, which operates 11 market offices across the country and delivers policy, program, advisory and capacity-building support at the national, state and local level. As Enterprise embarks on an ambitious new five-year strategic plan, Waggoner will be a critical leader in leveraging all of the Solutions division’s capabilities to drive the organization’s three major priorities of increasing housing supply, advancing racial equity and building resilience and upward mobility. ... read more »
GENERATION LOST: UC-BERKELEY’S MISSING BLACK GRADUATES
October 8, 2020
In the mid-1960s, the University of California, Berkeley started its Educational Opportunity Program to target underrepresented applicants and combat this history of discrimination. Unsurprisingly, this program was asuccess and the number of Black freshmen continued to rise until 1996. That year, Governor Pete Wilson and Black conservative Ward Connerly led an effort to repeal these education gains by passing Proposition 209. ... read more »
County Proclaims ‘Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. Day’
September 24, 2020
September 22, 2020, will mark the 92nd Birthday of a statesman who, since the 1950s, continues to be actively involved in training countless men and women on nonviolent resistance to achieve social justice. He has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, California State University, Northridge, and countless other educational institutions–and even in retirement continues to travel across the country to teach nonviolence. ... read more »
When Will We Talk About Black Fear (Instead of a Fear of Black People)?
September 10, 2020
Two emotions, love and rage, seem to be commonly used to frame historical Black political and social public actions.  On the one hand, narratives of Black resistance and radical action are often popularly framed in terms of us having endured too much or simply being fed up with a society that refuses to offer racial equality.  ... read more »
Social Distancing Varies by Income in U.S.
August 19, 2020
Wealthier communities went from being the most mobile before the COVID-19 pandemic to the least mobile, while poorer areas have gone from the least mobile to the most mobile, according to a study by the University of California, Davis. ... read more »
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AspireTV’s General Manager, Melissa M. Ingram goes one-on-one
July 30, 2020
“At Aspire we have these pillars which is a lens of how to look at content. I like to say that we look at how the Black audiences do these five things, eat, live, shop, dream, and play.” – Melissa M. Ingram ... read more »
University of California system names 1st Black president
July 15, 2020
Dr. Michael Drake was chosen Tuesday, July 7, 2020 to be president of the University of California, the first Black leader in the system’s 150-year history. ... read more »
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
May 25, 2020
The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 94,558 confirmed cases and 3,795 deaths. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Nominates First Black Woman to Serve on First District Court of Appeal
November 21, 2019
Congratulations, Judge Teri L. Jackson! ... read more »
Some Californians Say Moving from Natural Gas to Electricity Will Cost Too Much
August 29, 2019
About a month ago, business and political representatives from more than 20 cities across the Inland Empire  - a metropolitan area east of Los Angeles that covers parts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties - held a press conference in the city of Riverside. At the meeting, they sounded off against new California Energy Commission and California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) rules designed to move energy users away from natural gas, toward electric power. ... read more »
The Dream Continues: 2019 Los Angeles Training Camp
June 28, 2019
The Los Angeles Rams announced today their complete 2019 Training Camp schedule, which will feature 7 open practices at the University of California, Irvine. Rookies report to UCI on Wednesday, July 24 and the remainder of the team will report to camp on Friday, July 26 (player arrival and availability information will be shared with the media at a later date).    ... read more »
Reparations Must Include the Costs of Predatory Lending New University Studies Track High Costs of Discriminatory Housing
June 7, 2019
In recent years, the spate of homicides linked to questionable uses of deadly weapons and/or force, have prompted many activist organizations to call for racial reparations. From Trayvon Martin’s death in Florida, to Michael Brown’s in Missouri, Eric Garner’s in New York and many other deaths -- a chorus of calls for reparations has mounted, even attracting interest among presidential candidates.   ... read more »
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