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The 60-Day Checkpoint for the 2020 Presidential Election is Upon Us
September 10, 2020
The African American Leadership Finance Council (AALFC), a fundraising team for the Joe Biden campaign, organized an online press conference to discuss the importance of Biden/Harris winning the 2020 election. America is currently in uncertain times with the continual threat of police violence, the trends in bigotry, as well as 180,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19 related deaths. The 60-day checkpoint for the 2020 Presidential Election is upon us, and it is now become a matter of life or death. ... read more »
Sparks Star Chelsea Gray Assists Communities to Vote
September 3, 2020
Los Angeles Sparks guard Chelsea Gray announced on Friday her initiative called the “Chelsea Gray Assist For Equality.” Gray partnered with the L.A. Sparks, Rock the Vote, and Equality California to launch the initiative. ... read more »
Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney, Award-Winning Husband and Wife Children Authors, Believe a Vote Can Save Your Child’s Life
July 23, 2020
Black authors discuss new book “Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It” ... read more »
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Breaking Down the 2020 Agenda Lead by the California Legislative Black Caucus
June 11, 2020
The California Legislative Black Caucus has a mission to "address legislative concerns of African Americans and other citizens of color." The CLBC has released their 2020 Legislative Agenda and there are two noted categories: Priority and Supported Bills. They cover economics, education, and social justice. Here is a summary of measurements proposed this year. ... read more »
Santa Barbara 10th Annual “Visions of Hope” Black History Month Worship & Celebration Presents “A Tribute to Black Americans and the Vote”
March 12, 2020
This year the event was presented by Mrs. Candice Pipersburg-Johnson, president, and Mrs. Lillian Pipersburg in honor of Visions of Hope founder, Phillip Pipersburg ... read more »
150 Years After Ratification of the 15th Amendment, Black Votes Are Still Contested: The Black fight for the franchise
March 12, 2020
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” So reads the 15th Amendment, ratified on February 3, 1870, the third of what came to be known as the Reconstruction amendments. ... read more »
Though Unopposed, Harris-Dawson Mounts Intense Campaign for Re-Election
February 27, 2020
A life-long community organizer, Harris-Dawson has enjoyed his transition to the public arena, even in the midst of challenges. ... read more »
Bloomberg Rolls Out Voter Protection Plan
January 23, 2020
Bloomberg said he would also block voter purges and federally fund a voter rights awareness campaign ... read more »
A Tribute to a Living Legend: Civil Rights Icon John Lewis
January 9, 2020
In 1965, Lewis and fellow activist Hosea Williams led what was planned as a peaceful 54-mile march through Alabama from Selma to Montgomery. The march, a protest of the discriminatory practices and Jim Crow laws that prevented African Americans from voting, would be remembered in history as "Bloody Sunday," one of the most dramatic and violent incidents of the American Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
L.A. Area Faith Leaders Highlight Pressing Issues for 2020
January 2, 2020
The New Year is here, along with a new decade and Los Angeles-area faith leaders shared their recommendations for a productive 2020. The following are some the responses to the Sentinel’s question: “What are some of the issues you would advise the faith community to focus on in the New Year?” Pastor Deborah Manns, ... read more »
Council President Wesson Stepping Down from Presidency to Focus on County Supervisor Campaign
December 5, 2019
Councilwoman Nury Martinez elected as first Latina Los Angeles City Council president. ... read more »
‘Suppressed: The Fight to Vote’ Premieres at FAME
October 10, 2019
The Brave New Films documentary, which made its Los Angeles premiere at First AME Church of Los Angeles on Oct. 3, provides a stark review of voter suppression and disenfranchisement tactics used in Georgia’s 2018 election. ... read more »
Congressman Bobby Scott Refused to be Distracted as He Spearheads Two Important Bills
March 14, 2019
The congressman’s comments and the advancement of the Rebuild America’s School Act comes as a new report revealed that White school districts receive $23 billion more in funding than non-white districts despite serving the same number of students. ... read more »
Black Women for Wellness Holds Vote Center Placement Community Meeting in South L.A.
January 17, 2019
The Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk partnered with multiple community organizations to educate and prepare the public about the transition from polling places to vote centers. ... read more »
COMMENTARY: Living in America While Being Black Under the Trump Regime 
January 3, 2019
“The buying power of the African American community is $1.1 trillion, but it only circulates 6 hours in our community, and the Asians keep a dollar in their community 120 times longer than African Americans. The Jewish keep the dollar in their community for 20 days, and the dollar in the White community circulates 17 days.”  ... read more »
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