Monthly Archives: November 2013

Democrats for Israel- Los Angeles endorses Sebastian Ridley-Thomas for State Assembly

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The Dems of Israel- Los Angeles hosted Sebastian Ridley-Thomas’ campaign at Workmen’s Circle for phone banking and a meet and greet.  Sebastian Ridley-Thomas is the only candidate endorsed by the California Democratic Party & Democrats for Israel- Los Angeles.

Keeping up with Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

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I spent a few days volunteering with the campaign of Sebastian Ridley-Thomas and ultimately committed to volunteer until election day, December 3rd.  Due to a layoff, I have more time on my hands than I could ask for.  So in between looking for new opportunities, you may catch me on the other end of your phone (depending on […]

Community leaders march against trafficking in Compton, CA

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Hundreds of residents from the cities of Compton and Lynwood marched against sex trafficking of children along Long Beach Blvd. on Thursday, November 21, 2013.  L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, Compton Mayor Aja Brown, Compton councilwoman Janna Zurita, State Assembly candidate and current Long Beach councilman Steve Neal, community activists Najee […]

Inglewood FCMAT report slams the IUSD school district

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Inglewood FCMAT-  The Inglewood Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) has finally released their long awaited review of the Inglewood Unified School District.  It is a sad and pathetic read to know the Board Members and Administrators suckered Inglewood residents out of their property taxes and simultaneously failed our children. You may read the […]


Soulvine Recap for November 21, 2013: Lynn Dymally, Skyy Fisher and Mae Thomas

We missed Betty Pleasant last week!  This week her popular Soulvine column is back in this weeks edition of the Los Angeles Wave newspaper.  Here are some snippets you might enjoy that focus on individuals connected to the City of Compton.


Assembly Candidate Steve Neal Joins Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas at March and Rally Against Child Sex Trafficking

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(Los Angeles) – Tonight, Long Beach City Councilman and 64th Assembly District candidate Steve Neal will be joining LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and other community leaders at a rally and march against sex trafficking of children.

U.S. Department of Justice drops lawsuit against Louisiana’s voucher program, still wants federal review

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In 2008 the state of Louisiana created the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP) for students to receive vouchers if their school was failing.  In August 2013, The U.S. Department of Justice sued the state of Louisiana over their Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP), due to some of the schools being under desegregation orders, that were receiving students under the […]

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