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Over 350 community members gather for re-entry town hall and resource fair for formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) and Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-South Los Angeles) welcomed hundreds of community members and advocates to a town hall and fair at the Crenshaw Christian Center recently, to discuss criminal justice reform.
More than 400 people packed Crenshaw Christian Center last Saturday to discuss an issue that’s haunted much of L.A. for more than a generation: effectively integrating former inmates back into the community.
Well-known African-American community leader Celes King IV has died at the age of 70. King died Saturday during heart surgery. King championed the cause of underserved communities. He served for years as president and vice chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).
President Barack Obama released his 2015 budget proposal on Tuesday, revealing a plan to create 40 new “Promise Zones” nationwide — a major bump from last year’s designation of just five. As a low-income neighborhood, South Los Angeles stands to benefit, said Rep. Karen Bass.
Residents in the historic West Adams neighborhood are taking a stand against an unwanted new neighbor which set up drilling operations there last year.
Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. Karen Bass are among two dozen U.S. representatives to attend a memorial service in South Africa today for former President Nelson Mandela. Both were active in the anti-apartheid movement here at home.
The death of former South African President Nelson Mandela brought swift and heartfelt reaction from members of Congress, many of whom had personally interacted with the anti-apartheid leader, and others who were inspired in their own public service by his life from afar.