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Congressional Black Caucus says “NO” to the White House

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What have you done for us lately?   That’s the question members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are asking President Donald Trump?  Citing the Trump Administrations “doing nothing to advance the CBC’s priorities” members of the CBC have turned down an invitation to meet with Trump.  What is the CBC’s priority?  Giving local school […]


Will African-Americans benefit from the marijuana industry

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African-Americans looking to enter the legal marijuana industry face higher hurdles BY TRACY JAN AND FENIT NIRAPPIL THE WASHINGTON POST Darryl Hill, hailed for integrating college football in his youth half a century ago, was a successful entrepreneur with no criminal record and plenty of capital when he applied for a license to grow marijuana […]


LARGEST PRISON STRIKE IN U.S. HISTORY ENTERS ITS SECOND WEEK

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By:  Alice Speri THE LARGEST PRISON strike in U.S. history has been going on for nearly a week, but there’s a good chance you haven’t heard about it. For months, inmates at dozens of prisons across the country have been organizing through a network of smuggled cellphones, social media pages, and the support of allies […]


Is Gentrification Coming to Inglewood

This weeks Urban Girl Show explored gentrification in the city’s of Compton & Inglewood.


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Chicago Urban Leagues Responds to Resignation of Superintendent McCarthy

Conflicting stories have come out surrounding the city of Chicago’s chief of police, Garry McCarthy.  Across the pond, the DailyMail is reporting that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel “ousted” the city’s chief while the Chicago Urban League released a statement on his “resignation”.  This is of concern seeing that if the chief did in fact “resign”, […]


Are activists contradicting their own message

A noted community activist has made local headlines for their disagreement with leaders of the Black Lives Matter- Los Angeles chapter.  As both sides want an end to the senseless deaths of African-Americans, they deliver that message, in opposing manners.  As one activist has chosen to vent their frustrations through the media, we wonder if […]


An Open Letter From Former Directors of Justice Together

November 13, 2015 You may have heard of us, but you likely do not know who we are. So, we would like to formally introduce ourselves. You likely never see us, because we are the people who work behind the scenes. You likely never hear about us, because we are the people who volunteer our […]


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