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Is the #MeToo movement about to implode

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The political community has been dealt another devastating blow.  Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, has been hit with sexual harassment allegations.  She gained national recognition for being at the forefront of the #MeToo movement. Her picture was included in the highly coveted TIME magazine Person of the Years edition […]


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Assembly District 54 race heats up

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Governor Jerry Brown has called for a special election to fill the seat vacated by Sebastian Ridley-Thomas. On April 3, 2018, voters in the 54th Assembly District will have to choose between Sydney Kamlager-Dove, who currently serves on the Community College District Board of Trustees or Steve Dunwoody, a veterans advocate and former staffer in […]


California Legislators admonished for sexual misconduct

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The Sacramento Bee is reporting four state legislators have received verbal reprimands for misconduct of a sexual nature.  Included in the list were Republican Governor candidate Assemblymember Travis Allen, Sen. Bob Hertzberg and Sen. Tony Mendoza, who was reprimanded while in the Assembly, and Assemblywoman Autumn Burke. 


City of Inglewood to hold Special Election

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The City of Inglewood will hold a Special Election this coming June.  If voters approve, all sitting members of the city council,  excluding Mayor James Butts, will add an additional year to their current term.  Council unanimously approved the request made by City Clerk Yvonne Horton during the regular city council meeting held January 30th. […]


A Tale of Two Tales: Sexual Assault vs Sexual Harrassment

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Black Los Angeles woke up today to a biased article written about a prominent community academic and community activist.  With the explosion of key male figures being charged with some form of sexual misconduct in the workplace, old allegations have resurfaced on the newly hired Executive Director (ED) of the Merv Dymally African American Political […]


Maywood City Councilmember settles with District Attorney’s office to avoid trial

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The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has settled a civil lawsuit against former Maywood Councilman Sergio Calderon that alleged he held two public offices at the same time which violated state law.  The same charges the District Attorney’s office is seeking against the Mayor of Carson Albert Robles.


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Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board prepares to report first findings to the public

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The Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board (RIPA) was created under former CA State Attorney General Kamala Harris as mandated under AB 953: The Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015. 


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