Author: 2UrbanGirls

2UrbanGirls has been cited in Daily Breeze, Daily News, Inglewood Today, Intersections South LA, KCRW, KPCC, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Wave, LA Weekly, LA Watts Times, Mercury News, New York Times, Orange County Register, Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic, and Washington Post. 2UrbanGirls has a recurring column, South of the 10, on CityWatchLA.

A former state senator pleads guilty to one count of racketeering.  U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is looking into violations of the Muhammad Ali Act.  A popular boxing and concert promoter is hit with multiple multi-million antitrust lawsuits and you can now catch a case for “backseat driving”.

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The Supreme Court of the United States ruled same-sex marriage is guaranteed under the United States Constitution.  The nation celebrated as the ruling came down in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, making same-sex marriage legal in all fifty states.  Some states continue to defy the Supreme Court’s ruling, by…

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City of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is the city’s first black mayor and a huge disappointment.  His election centered on his being a Sacramento native and a NBA superstar.  No one said he was qualified to do the job.  His latest antics prove this.  In court over the deal made…

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The Inglewood Teachers Association (ITA) is very unhappy.  The union that represents teachers, within Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD), released this Climate Survey Discernment Statement, that could appear to be a clue, as to why Dr. Don Brann abruptly announced his resignation, at a special board meeting held this week.  

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Typically, the State of the City (SOTC), is put on by the city’s Chamber of Commerce.  The purpose of the STOC is to present the positives of doing business in said city, promote successful businesses  and encourage new and/or existing business owners, to do business with the city.  This year,…

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Two superintendents have announced they will be leaving their respective school districts this year.  Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board members will be tasked with finding a replacement for Ramon Cortines, while State Superintendent of Public Instruction will have to replace the excellent Dr. Don Brann at Inglewood…

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) is as old as the State of California.  It is also older than the Los Angeles Times newspaper, who began publishing in 1881.  LASD began in 1850 in the days of Pio Pico, the states first governor.  LASD has had thirty-two Sheriff’s.  The…

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Former LA County Undersheriff, Paul Tanaka, has a tattoo that’s more famous than him.  Bring up his name and the first thing out of the listeners mouth is “what about his tattoo”?  2 Urban Girls interviewed Tanaka on his tattoo last July and many surmise he is a racist because…

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The former L.A. County Undersheriff will go on the record against former Sheriff Lee Baca.  Paul Tanaka served the department for thirty-one years, rising from deputy to 2nd in command, from 2011-2013.  Now facing possible jail time, for his role in a botched FBI investigation of the county jail, documents…

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Senate Bill 277 has passed both the Senate and Assembly.  After a stern warning from Nation of Islam Nation of Islam Western Regional Minister Tony Muhammad, on potential “political repercussions” to the members of the Black Caucus, the mandatory vaccination law passed 46-30.

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Isadore Hall III has maneuvered up the political ladder by not facing any viable candidates. Starting his political career as a board trustee for Compton Unified School District (CUSD) he then went on to represent the area in various elected seats. The City of Compton even honored him with a…

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Everyone and their mama are up in arms over the Confederate Flag flying over the capitol in Columbia, South Carolina.  The Civil War began in South Carolina and whether African-Americans like it or not, the flag is a strong part of the state’s history.  In a gesture, to appease the…

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