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).
Representative Karen Bass, State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) and Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer will join members of the community to share information about new laws and services impacting formerly incarcerated people and their families.
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.
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