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Black elected officials pen op-eds, on same day, regarding marijuana sales in South Los Angeles

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Two Black elected officials have submitted op-eds to the LA Times on marijuana.  Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas expresses “skepticism surrounding concerns for individual’s health and safety” and Assembly member Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s op-ed is practically begging for the industry to be allowed in South LA.   Residents in one LA County city has taken to the streets against the industry and […]


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Neutered California Tax Board Forces Quick Transition

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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JULY 2, 2017, 11:45 A.M. E.D.T. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Off and on for nearly a century, California lawmakers pondered breaking up an obscure elected board that now collects a third of the state’s revenue — more than $60 billion a year in sales, alcohol, tobacco and other taxes.


Los Angeles city council uses taxpayer money to relocate tenants living in ‘illegal’ buildings

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In an interesting move,the LA Weekly is reporting that Los Angeles council members Paul Krekorian and Jose Huizar are using nearly $400k, in taxpayer money, to relocate tenants living in an illegal building in the Fashion District.  This is in stark comparison to a similar situation, that happened to Black residents living in a shuttered […]


City of Hawthorne to begin accepting Section 8 applications June 15th

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The city of Hawthorne has developed an on-line application system for submitting Section 8 applications.  There are multiple locations, within the city, where you can use a computer to complete the application.  Applications will be accepted beginning June 15, 2017 at 8:00 A.M. – June 16, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. online only at www.waitlistcheck.com/CA2029.


Compton Elections: City’s Credit Rating

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Mayor Aja Brown posed a poignant question during a recent regular city council meeting.  She told those in attendance, “if you want to judge someone’s integrity, check their credit score.”  She went further saying, “seeing how a person spends their money tells you what is a priority.” said Brown.  The city’s finances must not be a […]


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Local rapper steps up efforts to end homelessness

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Ice Cube continues to support issues surrounding homelessness in the city of Los Angeles.  In 2005 he was honored at the annual Butterfly Ball put on by Chrysalis.  Chrysalis is located in Skid Row and trains the homeless in both job and life skills.  Chrysalis is supported by Downtown Los Angeles businesses who in turn hire […]


Save money on on-line shopping using Groupon Coupons

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Disclosure; this is a sponsored post! Lately I have taken advantage of the many Groupon Coupon offers delivered to my emails inbox.  One of my favorite stores to shop is Macy’s.  Have you tried Groupon Coupon’s before?  They are super easy to use and Macy’s currently has 136 for you to choose from.


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