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City of Hawthorne includes President Trump in Black History Month display

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2UrbanGirls was sent a disturbing Instagram video made by a member of the Hawthorne City Council.  In the video, titled “Happy Black History Month” City Treasurer L. David Patterson films a display case located in Hawthorne’s City Hall.  Many wonder if the inclusion of Presidents Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan is a cruel joke by Republican Mayor […]


U.S. Treasurer appointed by President Nixon dies

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Ramona’s Food Group has reported the death of their founder Ramona Acosta Bañuelos.  Many aren’t familiar with Bañuelos being the nations first female AND Latina U.S. Treasurer.  The community knows her for her delicious Mexican food eateries, Ramona’s which is headquartered in Gardena, CA. 


Former mayor works for law firm writing cannabis ordinances attached to federal probe

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City of Adelanto Mayor Pro-Tem Jermaine Wright has been arrested on bribery charges stemming from a cannabis ordinance the city expanded in December 2016. He allegedly received payments through a third-party to pass a cannabis ordinance and another to burn down his restaurant.  The Foxx Firm wrote the cannabis ordinance where former Hawthorne Mayor Chris […]


Black students at Cornell University want “real” Blacks recruited to the Ivy League school

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Is this considered a form of racism or nah?  Cornell University’s Black Students United demanded the university start recruiting more black American students because the campus has too many African and Caribbean students.  Huh?  Shouldn’t a group called “Black Students United” unite with ALL Black students, without regard to country of origin?


Inglewood Assemblywoman appointed to CA Domestic Violence Advisory Council

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke was appointed today by California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to serve as a member of the California Domestic Violence Advisory Council (DVAC).


Is the Compton City Attorney contradicting himself

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Will the Compton City Attorney need his own lawyer?  Compton City Attorney Craig Cornwell has advised the mayor and council that they can begin spending proceeds from the recent passage of Measure P but his latest advice contradicts his impartial analysis he provided voters.


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District Attorney files charges against mayor of Palmdale

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District Attorney Jackie Lacey has filed public corruption charges against Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford.  Ledford was charged with illegally receiving more than $60,000 a year from local consultants and failing to publicly disclose the income on annual Form 700’s aka economic statements. Two consultants were also charged with embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds.


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