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Meet Hawthorne city council candidate: Amie Shepard

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Amie Shepard wants your vote.   As a candidate for the upcoming election in Hawthorne, Tuesday, November 3rd, Amie says she is running to turn things around.  A realtor by trade, she is a long time resident of the city and is eager to join the dais.  2 Urban Girls had the opportunity to speak with […]


Getting to know Asm. Melissa Melendez

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  Asm. Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) is a very accessible public servant, who 2 Urban Girls befriended via social media.  Melissa is an outspoken woman on topics ranging from women’s rights to transportation and is a proud veteran. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Melissa was elected to the Lake Elsinore city council in 2008 before moving on […]


Compton candidate shares his plan for his city

Bryan O. Parker is running for city council to represent the residents in District 4.  Residents have asked candidates to discuss how they are going to turn the city around, not what they want to see.  Bryan discusses his plan for the future of Compton.


Candidate Profile: Barbara Calhoun

The City of Compton will hold elections next Tuesday, April 21st and a familiar name is back on the ballot.  Former District 1 councilwoman, Barbara Calhoun, is running against incumbent Janna Zurita, Kevin Monk and Mae Thomas.  Mr. Monk’s recent mailer addressing potholes, appears to help Ms. Calhoun and hurt the incumbent. 


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.@LarryElder discusses #CommonCore, Tupac and Black Leadership with the Urban Girl

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People who know me personally are aware of my LOVE for best-selling author and radio talk show host Larry Elder.  Many in the black community are not fond of his direct and at times unpopular topics of discussions, but he does manage to ruffle folks feathers and get you thinking critically. I regularly retweet his […]


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Seeking Community Input: Paul Tanaka Campaign

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With the L.A. County Sheriff Election Day a short 65 days away on November 4th and absentee ballots going out October 6th, 2UrbanGirls has enjoyed unprecedented access to the Paul Tanaka campaign.  We have been able to interview him on his background, his rise to Mayor in the City of Gardena and we have touched […]


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Paul Tanaka on the #KDAYCommunity Show

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Paul Tanaka was a guest on the KDAY Community Show Sunday, August 31, 2014, which airs every Sunday at 6 AM on 93.5 FM.  Paul is currently the Mayor of the City of Gardena and is a candidate for L.A. County Sheriff.


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