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April 15, 2018

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By Tanya Dennis

Jerome Dixon convicted of a murder he didn’t commit spent 21 years in jail, now exposes students to experiences relative to the judicial system, illustrating the notion of making better choices for the greater good.

April 05, 2018

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In a legislative hearing packed with criminal justice experts and former youth offenders, California lawmakers pushed forward a bill this week to keep minors who commit crimes out of adult courts.

April 04, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Ella Baker Center members and allies traveled to the California Capitol to show support as the California Senate Public Safety Committee voted to pass Senate Bills 1392 and SB 1393, half of the Equity and Justice 2018 Package, authored by Senators Holly J. Mitchell and Ricardo Lara. The bills seek major justice reforms for juveniles and adults.

April 03, 2018

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Lawmakers' tempers flared Monday as the California Senate adjourned in memory of Stephon Clark, an unarmed African American man who was shot to death by Sacramento police officers on March 18.

Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) denounced the shooting, saying Clark did not get a day in court "because the police chose to be judge, jury and executioner."

April 02, 2018

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By Sean P. Thomas

For more than eight years, a portion of sidewalk and a plaza behind the Ronald Reagan Building on Main Street were blocked from public use by a row of orange and white barricades.

March 26, 2018

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California Sen. Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and state Controller Betty T. Yee announced legislation to help address the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment.

Senate Bill 1343 would provide training to more California workers on preventing sexual harassment, as well as how to recognize harassment and who to contact if victimized.

March 22, 2018

California Sen. Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and state Controller Betty T. Yee announced legislation to help address the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment.

Senate Bill 1343 would provide training to more California workers on preventing sexual harassment, as well as how to recognize harassment and who to contact if victimized.

March 20, 2018

Nearly all workers in California could soon be required to go through mandatory sexual harassment training. Currently, only businesses with more than 50 employees must provide the two hours of training once every two years, but Senator Holly Mitchell is trying to change that. She wants all companies with five or more employees to undergo training by 2020, and then once every two years. Watch the video HERE: