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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Contacting the Employment Development Department (EDD)

The California Employment Development Department, aka EDD, has been inundated with phone calls, due to the high number of California residents seeking unemployment benefits. In direct response to the demands on EDD employees, upper management has reduced the number of hours a live representative can assist you, via the 800-300-5616 phone number.  You may also […]


62nd Assembly District update

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This long-term elected official, who is the “people’s” choice, raise a paltry $12k for a statewide race?  Will it be enough to secure the seat they currently hold if then how out of the state race? Will the unions and IE’s step in to save her?  Find out these answers and more at the 62nd […]


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64th Assembly District updates

  While attending the campaign victory party for Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, I was introduced to movie producer, Scott Budnick.  As we conversed with newly elected mayor of Hawthorne, Chris Brown, the conversation shifted to the upcoming election to replace Isadore Hall. We discussed the usual suspects:  Micah Ali, Mike Gipson and Steve Neal, but Scott wanted […]


#BlackHistoryMonth Profile: T. Thomas Fortune

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T. Thomas Fortune (1856-928) was the preeminent black journalist of his day and was the first to popularize the term “Afro-American”.  As a black editor and journalist, he was key to the understanding of black leadership after Reconstruction. Born a slave in Florida’s Jackson County, encounters with the Ku Klux Klan, forced Fortune’s family to flee […]


CityWatchLA website lacks ethics, integrity

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CityWatchLA (CWLA) is a hodgepodge political website.  With the exception of a few regular contributors, it would appear the sites editor scans the internet, to find articles, to add to their weekly roundup.  It is also evident they don’t fact check many of the articles they share with their readers. Initially I read the site regularly […]


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