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Hutt Appointed to Serve Out Ridley-Thomas Term

D.T. Carson | April 12, 2023

In a near unanimous vote (11 to 1), the Los Angeles City Council has voted to appoint Heather Hutt to represent the Tenth District (CD10) through the remainder of Mark Ridley-Thomas’ term, which will of-ficially end on December 31, 2024. The Question of whether or…
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Shanquella Robinson Case Hits Dead End, US Authorities Won’t Pursue Charges

J.T. Torbit | April 12, 2023

There is breaking news out of North Carolina as the U.S. Attorney’s Office has announce that it will not pursue criminal charges in the death of Shanquella Robinson. Robinson, a 25-year-old woman….
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Senate’s Only Black Republican to Take on Trump in Presidential Bid?

Staff | April 12, 2023

Tim Scott, the only Black republican in the U.S. Senate, is making national headlines with the launch of a presidential exploratory committee. Scott, who is just the fourth Republican to brave the…
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L.A. County to Deliver $1.2 Million in Grants to Support the Performing Arts Sector

Kisha Smith | April 12, 2023

As part of its ongoing relief and recovery initiatives, the LA County Department of Arts and Culture has launched the LA County Perfo-rming Arts Recovery Grant, delivering $1.2 million in one-time fun..
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Inglewood Mayor James Butts, Randy’s Donuts to Hand Out Donuts to First 100 In-Person Voters For LA2050 Grants Challenge 

Staff | April 12, 2023

On Friday, April 14, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts will join rep- resentatives of LA2050 at the iconic Randy’s Donuts in Inglewood..
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The California Black Media Political Playback: California Legislative Black Caucus Chair

Tanu Henry | California Black Media | April 12, 2023

On Friday, California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Chair Lori Wilson (D-Suisun) announced that she is receiving treatment for breast cancer. The lawmaker, who was elected last year, thanked…
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As Nation Mourns, California Debates Concealed Firearm Laws

Maxim Elramsisy | California Black Media | April 12, 2023

On March 28, one day after three children and three adults were shot at the Covenant School, a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tenn., the California Senate Public Safety Committee heard argue…
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Calif. Black Chamber of Commerce Is Helping to Expand Broadband Access

Antonia Ray Harvey | California Black Media | April 12, 2023

The California Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) is joining hands with state government to help narrow the Golden State’s Digital Divide for nearly two million houses without access to broadband..
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