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March 08, 2018

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By Kimberlee Buck, Staff Writer  

On Friday, March 2, Mothers in Action facilitated their 2nd annual “Read Across America” (RAA) Day event as part of the National Education Association’s 21-year anniversary celebrating their signature reading program.  

The fun-filled event held in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday took place at Danny J. Bakewell Primary Center where Karen Ward is the acting principal and Marcus Garvey School where Sister Saunders is the director.  

March 08, 2018

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The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) hosted an informational briefing on The State of California – 10 Years Later an update from former Speaker and CLBC Vice-Chair Congresswoman Karen Bass, who commissioned the report in 2008. CLBC members gathered to start the morning with reporters across the state answering questions on the subjects presented at today’s hearing.  Topics included healthcare, education, voter engagement, and economics.

March 02, 2018

Watch and listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about how closing the digital divide in unserved and underserved California communities is a fundamental civil rights issue.

March 02, 2018

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Researchers at UCLA Luskin’s Center for Neighborhood Knowledge list inequities in wages, housing, education, and transportation

In the half-century since the Kerner Commission’s report on urban unrest, South Los Angeles has experienced little economic progress, according to a new study by the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, part of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

February 20, 2018

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By Renee Eng

Renee chats with State Senator Holly J. Mitchell about the impact of black history and the importance of black-themed institutions.

 

 

February 20, 2018

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By Renee Eng.

More from State Senator Holly Mitchell on criminal justice reform and attacking issues that affect the disproportionate number of African-American men in prison and jails.

February 20, 2018

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) announced in a press conference last week the introduction of Assembly Bill 2500, the Safe Consumer Lending Act, a bill to protect California families from abusive high-cost installment loans.