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Residents Demand Greater Restrictions from City on Oil, Gas Drilling
October 18, 2019
Members of a Los Angeles City Council committee today asked for additional information before moving ahead with a proposal requiring more buffer space between oil- and gas-drilling sites and sensitive areas and restricting new extraction sites. ... read more »
Rep. Barragán Releases Congressional Report on Insulin Costs for Los Angeles Residents with Diabetes
May 31, 2019
Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) released a Congressional Report that highlights the high prices of diabetes drugs for seniors and the uninsured in California’s 44th Congressional district. ... read more »
Councilwoman Nury Martinez Introduces Landmark Motion Calling for a Green New Deal in the City of Los Angeles
February 19, 2019
City of Los Angeles Councilwoman Nury Martinez issued the following statement after introducing a motion calling for a Green New Deal in the City of Los Angeles. This comes just on the heels of a press conference with Mayor Garcetti, Councilmembers Paul Krekorian, Paul Koretz, and Mike Bonin, and President of the LADWP Board of Commissioners Mel Levine, announcing that LADWP will not repower three power plants with natural gas by 2029: ... read more »
Civil Rights Org., Muslim Advocates, Settles Pool Discrimination Lawsuit
January 31, 2019
The national civil rights organization, Muslim Advocates, and its co-counsel announced a settlement of a lawsuit against the city of Wilmington, Delaware. The lawsuit alleged that Muslim children were repeatedly harassed at city pools last year because of clothing worn for religious reasons. ... read more »
Applying Racial Bias During Jury Selection is an American Tradition
December 19, 2018
“The assertion that there is no substantial differential racial impact in jury selection, however well intended, has been largely discredited by research and diminished by detached observation,” said Dr. Lorenzo Morris, a professor of Political Science at Howard University. ... read more »
Congressional Gold Medal Solidifies Tuskegee Airman Honor
November 30, 2018
Seven-plus years after her death at age 87 in June 2011, Ms. Conaway Stephens _ who served in the U.S. Army/Air Force from 1945-49  posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest distinguished civilian award, during a luncheon ceremony Saturday at the CHEER Community Center. ... read more »
Vote Yes On Measure W – It’s Good For Business and for the Black Community
November 1, 2018
At its core, we support Measure W because of its impact on empowering African-Americans and other communities of color in Los Angeles County – making business pay their fair share for the clean water that Black and brown residents are most likely, otherwise, to be deprived of. Measure W is a progressive tax that spreads the compliance burden equally with no groups paying more than their fair share. ... read more »
Data Reveals Poorest Communities in L.A. County Endure Heavy Indecencies of Oil Drilling
September 20, 2018
To date more than 800 organizations have signed on. Meanwhile, eleven of the 15 zip codes, CBD analysts said, include neighborhoods like Wilmington that are considered “disadvantaged” by the California Environmental Protection Agency. ... read more »
Local Bike Club Aims to Improve Vulnerable Communities Through Riding, Maintaining Bikes
July 12, 2018
Members of the East Side Riders Bike Club said their one part of their mission is to provide opportunities to vulnerable kids in South Los Angeles by steering them in a new direction. The ten year old volunteer organization has been doing work in South L.A. and Watts that focuses on keeping kids off drugs and from gangs through recreational activities, specifically bike riding said president John Jones III via his website esrbc.org. But just as important as keeping youth away from destructive activities, is the other part of their mission, to steer kids toward activities that help them enrich the communities in which they live. ... read more »
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