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Compton Councilmember Janna Zurita Leads in Primaries for District 1

April 18, 2019  By Lauren Floyd  Contributing Writer    With about 41 percent of the vote, Compton City Councilwoman Janna Zurita is leading the primary nominating elections for Compton’s District 1. Despite projections that contenders Michelle Chambers and Jasper “Jay” Jackson would...

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April 18, 2019  By Antonio Ray Harvey  California Black Media    The  California Act to Save Lives, AB 392, cleared its first hurdle at the State Capitol. The Assembly Public Safety Committee voted 5-2 in favor of the legislation which is now headed to the Rules Committee for review.  ...

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April 11, 2019  NNPA Newswire    U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC) and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today introduced a sweeping anti-poverty bill to better target federal grant dollars to high-poverty urban, rural, and tribal communities. The bill, titled An Act Targeting...

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April 11, 2019  By Stacy M. Brown  NNPA Newswire Correspondent    New York Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer has continued to call out President Donald Trump and his administration’s assault on the Affordable Care Act.   Schumer noted that African American gains under the health care...

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April 11, 2019  LAWT News Service    Tuesday, April 9, Herman Felton, Ph.D., president and CEO of Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, provided testimony before the House panel that decides the funding levels for all federal education programs.  The House Ap­propriations Committee’s Labor,...

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April 11, 2019 By CRAIG CLOUGH  City News Service    Several members of the Los Angeles City Council expressed frustration today that the City Attorney’s Office is not pursuing civil penalties against landlords whose properties are the site of illegal pot shops.   The comments came before the...

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Census 2020: For All to Count, All Must be Counted

April 04, 2019  By Stacy M. Brown  NNPA Newswire Correspondent    While every Census faces challenges and even controversies, the count remains important because it’s the federal government’s very first responsibility to the U.S. Constitution, the cornerstone of the nation’s representative...

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Dr. Julius Garvey Still Seeking Redemption for his Father and Africans

April 04, 2019  By Stacy M. Brown  NNPA Newswire Correspondent    Dr. Julius Garvey probably felt like channeling his father, the late civil rights leader Marcus Garvey, when he responded to Fox News analyst Katie Pavlich’s misguided comment that America should get “credit for being the...

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NNPA Wraps up Successful Black Press Week in Washington

April 04, 2019  By Stacy M. Brown  NNPA Newswire Correspondent    Advocating and championing the fight to raise awareness and ultimately a cure for Sickle Cell Disease; the importance of the 2020 Census; the enshrinement of two publishers into the Black Press Archives and Gallery of...

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March 28, 2019  By Cora Jackson-Fossett  Contributing Writer    Being the “first” can be more than challenging, but Dorothy Butler Gilliam cleared every high hurdle to claim the title and succeed beyond all expectations.     Gilliam was the first Black woman reporter at the Washington...

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March 28, 2019  By Stacy M. Brown  NNPA Newswire Correspondent    Donna Brazile says there’s no way she’s selling out and her core values will always remain intact despite her controversial decision to sign with Fox News.   “I’m not changing my values. Nobody would ever make me change...

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March 28, 2019  By Stacy M. Brown  NNPA Newswire Correspondent    The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) kicked off Black Press Week in Washington, D.C., with a welcome reception at the Dupont Circle Hotel.   Celebrating 192 years of the Black Press, the NNPA Foundation and...

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L.A. City Council President Calls for Expungement of Pot Convictions

March 14, 2019  City News Service    City Council President Herb Wesson today expressed his support for accelerating the expungement and resentencing of cannabis- related convictions in greater Los Angeles.   “This is the right thing to do, plain and simple,” Wesson said.   “California...

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Legislation Introduced to Establish African Burial Ground Museum in New York

March 14, 2019  By Stacy M. Brown  NNPA Newswire Correspondent    Members of the New York Democratic delegation, led by U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler, joined Represen­tatives Gregory Meeks, Yvette Clarke,...

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March 14, 2019  By California Black Media   Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a “common sense” charter school transparency bill this week, striking agreement among a rare coalition of education reform advocates, labor leaders and traditional school educators.   SB 126 is an application of the Ralph M....

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March 14, 2019  By Stacy M. Brown  NNPA Newswire Correspondent    NABJ President Sarah Glover said she’s stunned that CNN canceled a planned meeting to discuss the importance of diversity and Black representation within the ranks of the network’s executive news managers and those who report...

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March 07, 2019  By Kanya Stewart  Special to the LAWT    The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is concerned about the lack of black representation within the ranks of CNN’s executive news managers and direct reports to CNN President Jeff Zucker. This concern, coupled with...

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March 07, 2019  Antonio Ray Harvey  California Black Media    The shortage and contamination of water in California is hitting millions of people hard, particularly Blacks and Latinos.    More than 300 communities across the state and one out of every four schools in the Central Valley lack...

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March 07, 2019  City News Service A city councilman introduced a resolution today in opposition to a state bill that would allow Los Angeles and eight other cities in California to keep some bars and nightclubs open until 4 a.m.   SB 58 is at least the third attempt by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San...

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March 07, 2019  City News Service  A lawsuit that has altered the city of Los Angeles' policies on seizing the property of homeless people in Skid Row is set to be discussed behind closed doors today by the Los Angeles City Council, which could move to end or extend the legal battle.   The city...

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