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King Shares Insight on Voting Rights at Drew University Breakfast
March 31, 2022
Author and activist Shaun King offered unfiltered commentary on the state of voting rights and redistricting during the 7th annual President’s Breakfast hosted by Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU). ... read more »
Haynes Moves Ministry from Pulpit to Streets to Political Suites
March 2, 2022
The Rev. Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes III, the visionary pastor of the 12,000-member Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, aims to keep Black achievements at the forefront of nation’s conscious, particularly in the area of voting rights. ... read more »
Lawmakers Announces Bill to Get School Students Vaccinated Against COVID-19
January 27, 2022
A state lawmaker said he wants ensure that all school students in Los Angeles and throughout the state are vaccinated against COVID-19, and do to that, he announced a proposal today to eliminate personalbelief exemptions and expand upon a state vaccine mandate. ... read more »
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Karen Bass Takes Overwhelming Lead to Become L.A.’s First Woman Mayor
January 27, 2022
On September 27, 2021, Congresswoman Karen Bass officially announced her bid to become the next and first woman Mayor for the City of Los Angeles.  ... read more »
Voting Rights Takes Center Stage at Black Caucus MLK Breakfast
January 20, 2022
Voting rights was the central theme at a virtual breakfast the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) held on Jan. 12, to celebrate the sacrifices and impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. on American life and politics. ... read more »
VP Harris Updates Black Press After Serving First Year as Second-in-Command
January 20, 2022
In 2021, Kamala Harris made history as the first Black, first Asian and first woman to be elected vice president of the United States.  After a year in office, she met with the Black press to give an update on her activities that impact African Americans throughout the nation.    ... read more »
Obama, Biden Honor Sen. Reid as Man ‘Who Got Things Done’
January 13, 2022
Former President Barack Obama paid tribute to the late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday as a man ``who got things done,'' as Democratic leaders spoke of Reid's impact on some of the most important legislation of the 21st century, from health care to Wall Street reform. ... read more »
Sen. Schumer Says Senate Will Vote on Changes to Filibuster by MLK Day
January 13, 2022
“The weaponization of rules [means that rules] once meant to short-circuit obstruction have been hijacked to guarantee obstruction. We must ask ourselves: if the right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy, then how can we in good conscience allow for a situation in which the Republican Party can debate and pass voter suppression laws at the State level with only a simple majority vote, but not allow the United States Senate to do the same? We must adapt,” said Sen. Schumer. ... read more »
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California Governor Proposes Tax Cuts, Expanded Health Care
January 12, 2022
With state revenues at an all-time high, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday proposed a budget that would cut taxes while also promising to pay the health care expenses of all of the state's low-income adults who are living in the country illegally. ... read more »
Statement of Congresswoman Maxine Waters Following Sentencing for the Killing of Ahmaud Arbery
January 11, 2022
Today, justice prevailed when three men in Georgia were given a punishment of life in prison for killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed African American, in cold blood.  All three of Ahmaud's killers are white.  Two of the three involved have no possibility of parole.  I agree with the decision reached and the sentence imposed.   ... read more »
Councilman Rex Richardson Announces Campaign for Mayor of Long Beach
January 6, 2022
On Monday, January 3, 2022, Long Beach City Councilman Rex Richardson announced his bid to become the next Mayor of Long Beach. ... read more »
Tribute – Service to Others Defined Career of Willard Murray
January 6, 2022
Being a public servant is not for everyone, but Willard Murray, Jr. embraced the role.  Throughout his career, he sought opportunities to help others and most importantly, uplift African Americans. ... read more »
Black Lawmakers to Sue to Block Michigan Redistricting Maps
January 4, 2022
Current and former Black state lawmakers in Detroit announced Monday a pending lawsuit to block Michigan's newly drawn congressional and legislative districts, contending they illegally dilute the voting strength of African Americans. ... read more »
Alvin Bragg Sworn in as Manhattan DA, Taking Over Trump Case
January 3, 2022
Alvin Bragg has already notched one historic first, taking office Saturday as Manhattan's first Black district attorney. Now he's weighing another: whether to make Donald Trump the first former president ever charged with a crime. ... read more »
Rex Richardson Announces Electoral Campaign for Mayor of Long Beach
January 3, 2022
Rex Richardson is a Long Beach City Councilmember and regional leader with a proven track record of collaboration and problem solving that has helped improve the lives of Long Beach residents. ... read more »
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