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Senator Kamala Harris Makes History; First Black Woman to Participate in Vice Presidential Debate
October 9, 2020
Senator Kamala Harris painted a picture of capitol hill reflecting diversity and sharing common ground in building relationships with social tools such as, loyalty, commitment, and keeping solidarity within any given word. Harris gave examples of how the Trump Administration are losing critical relationships in the midst of a shared pandemic. The message from current leadership is not portraying severity of the virus, it has been focused on where to place the blame of the pandemic rather than the unity it will need to fight back. ... read more »
Learning to be fearless: How mentorship can propel you into a top-tier college
August 21, 2020
My phone buzzed. Like every other text message, I grabbed my phone immediately to read it. But this was no ordinary text. I looked down and read three words that suddenly meant someone’s life was about to change forever: “I chose Berkeley” ... read more »
Joe Biden picks California Senator Kamala Harris as Vice Presidential running mate
August 11, 2020
Biden reportedly had called Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), former Ambassador Susan Rice, and three other candidates to inform them on Tuesday morning that they were not his pick. Harris had routinely been seen as the top pick, but her clashes with Biden during the Democratic debates appeared to give Biden pause. ... read more »
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Biden Vetting Congresswoman Karen Bass for Vice President
June 25, 2020
Los Angeles Congresswoman Karen Bass, who also serves as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, is under consideration for selection as Democratic nominee Joe Biden's running mate. CBS news first reported the news on Tuesday morning and the news has the congresswoman's nomination gaining support and momentum. ... read more »
Impeaching a President
October 4, 2019
“An impeachment process is a viable option for the current House of Representatives given that the hearings will force several people in or close to the Trump Administration to testify before Congress under oath,” said D. Gilson, a writer who has taught popular cultural studies. ... read more »
Breast Cancer is the Most Imperative Health Issue Facing African American Women
July 19, 2019
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Black women, and an estimated 33,840 new cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2019. An estimated 6,540 deaths from breast cancer are expected to occur among black women in 2019. ... read more »
New WorkSource Center Opens in Culver City 
August 16, 2018
On Friday, August 10, the West Los Angeles America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) celebrated its grand opening in Culver City. AJCC is a one-stop shop for workforce services, providing a comprehensive range of no-cost employment and training services for employers and job seekers.  ... read more »
Warren: Criminal justice System ‘Racist’…’Front to Back’
August 9, 2018
While speaking at a historically black college, the Massachusetts senator identified some of the system's failures: disproportionate arrests of African Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender system; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting even after their sentences are complete. ... read more »
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Congressman Ron Dellums: A ‘Fierce’ Focused Fighter
August 9, 2018
Dellums was a fierce, focused fighter for justice, an anti-war activist who served in the military, authored several CBC Alternative Budgets (budgets that focused on human needs rather than military buildup) and was an indefatigable fighter for South African freedom. ... read more »
Los Angeles Black Workers Center Leads Rally and March Against Work Place Discrimination 
May 3, 2018
Advocacy mixed with celebration draws hundreds to stand up for workers’ rights.  ... read more »
Diplomacy toward North Korea is an opening, not a surrender
February 23, 2018
The picture of Vice President Mike Pence standing stiffly next to the trusted younger sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un at the Olympics in South Korea spoke a thousand words. ... read more »
Garcetti Says He’s Committed to Mayoral Job Amid VP Speculation
June 22, 2016
Amid speculation he is on a list of possible vice presidential running mates for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Mayor Eric Garcetti said last week he is "not looking for a new job" and is focused on running for re-election. (file photo) ... read more »
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