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May 19, 2020

A top-ranking Democratic lawmaker is pushing back against part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget proposal, arguing it would curtail the Legislature’s power over COVID-19 spending decisions.

Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, raised concerns during a Monday budget hearing about nearly $3 billion that Newsom is proposing to spend on COVID-19 response, including on protective equipment like masks, critical medical supplies and hospital surge preparations.

May 19, 2020

By Scott Shafer 

CALIFORNIA- As the state Legislature takes up Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget — the one with $19 billion less than before the coronavirus pandemic struck — some legislators say they're hoping to put to use lessons learned from the last state budget crisis in hopes of avoiding some of the same mistakes.

Mark Leno was elected to the state Senate in 2008, just as the economy was in free fall. What he remembers are the lines of people who came to the state Capitol to plead for their favorite programs before the Health and Human Services budget subcommittee.

March 16, 2020

“Today we passed two Budget Bills to assist the Governor’s response efforts associated with his March 4th Proclamation of Emergency.  SB 117 approved emergency funding to ensure our schools remain funded. SB 89 stated that the Governor and the Legislature will work together to develop strategies to assist individuals, non-profits, and small business experiencing economic hardships due to the impacts of COVID-19.”

March 15, 2020

VIRGINIA- As women, hair is considered an extension of ourselves. It represents transitions in life or even how we are feeling in the moment. A haircut for women can symbolize a release of baggage and a new color can represent change. Regardless of the hairstyle, a woman is making a deliberate choice on her hair. Specifically, black women have started to embrace their natural hair more, but they are not forgetting the versatility of having protective styles. Some black women are rocking their afros and others are installing tresses that flow to the ground.

March 10, 2020

Photo – Allison Walker with State Senator Holly Mitchell


By: Culver City Crossroads Staff

March 09, 2020

The state of Colorado is poised to become the fourth state to ban hair discrimination, joining California, New York, and New Jersey.

In The Colorado House of Representatives this week, a bill was passed that will outlaw discrimination based on hairstyle, type, or texture, and it is reported that it will reach the Senate by the end of the week.

March 05, 2020


At the intersection of Crenshaw and Leimert, hundreds gathered to honor the history of Crenshaw Boulevard and Leimert Park and to celebrate the groundbreaking of Destination Park and its centerpiece; Sankofa Park.

The 1.3-mile outdoor museum will feature small parks and public art celebrating the history and culture of Black Los Angeles. Backed by Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Destination Crenshaw will stand as a cultural hub for years to come and a beautiful visual from Metro’s future Crenshaw Line.


February 28, 2020

By Royce Dunmore

Black hair is one aspect of Black history that should always be celebrated but is worth special attention for Black History Month, especially when it’s constantly under attack.


February 27, 2020

By Jeffery T. D. Wallace


Before we say goodbye to Black History Month, I’d like to leave you with some inspiration from a Black American hero, Harriet Tubman, who said: “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”


February 26, 2020

On March 3, and during the preceding early voting days, Los Angeles voters will decide whether to pass Measure R, a historic grassroots-led ballot initiative to empower civilian oversight of the LA County Sheriff’s Department and reduce the county’s overreliance on incarceration.