In The News
April 25, 2014 In The News
Trafficking of humans for prostitution, a modern-day act of slavery, has greatly increased in the Southland over the years, and many of the victims are children. On Friday, the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles held a symposium at the Museum of Tolerance — a fitting place to discuss and educate a community on Human Trafficking in California and worldwide.
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.
March 20, 2014 In The News
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.
March 19, 2014 In The News
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).
March 6, 2014 In The News
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.
The foundation’s $50 Million program to boost “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative in California, leading other organizations with the largest contribution so far
February 10, 2014 In The News
Residents in the historic West Adams neighborhood are taking a stand against an unwanted new neighbor which set up drilling operations there last year.
January 15, 2014 In The News
A bill would allow projects such as the Crenshaw light-rail line to give hiring preference to area workers. It's a good idea.
December 9, 2013 In The News
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.
December 6, 2013 In The News
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.