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Probe Into Prison Deaths Ends Up Uncovering $8 Billion in Untracked State Money

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State Senator Sydney Kamlager Announces Campaign to Succeed Karen Bass in Congress

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Kisha Smith Just ten months, after winning a landslide victory in her race for the 30th Senate District seat previously occupied by now L.A. County Supervisor Holly Mitchell, State Senator Sydney Kamlager has announce…

Faith Leaders, Elected Officials and Celebrities Respond to Guilty Verdicts in Ahmaud Arbery Case

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  Kisha Smith A Brunswick, Georgia jury of eleven whites and one black returned guilty verdicts in the cases of three men— Travis McMicheal, Greg McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan — for hunting down and killi…

Voting Rights Is the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

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Mark Hedin, Ethnic Media Services It’s the “civil rights issue of our time,” voting rights advocates say, but three different proposals to strengthen and create nationwide standards on voting are all stalled in Congre…

Michael B. Jordan and Serena Williams Unite for Million Dollar HBCU Giveaway

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USC basketball seeks redemption against Stanford

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Small planes, drones, a no-no around SoFi Stadium during Super Bowl

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Photos: Artist’s Kobe Bryant statue poised at crash site in Calabasas on second anniversary of tragedy

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The United Teachers Los Angeles union is at it again in Los Angeles

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Major League Baseball Commits up to $150 Million to Get More Blacks Into the Game

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In what has been the largest financial commitment in its history, Major League Baseball has pledged $150 million to the Players Alliance to improve its investment in Black players and professionals across the game over a ten year period. The mone…

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Prayers for Jesse Jackson

Chez Hadley Americans around the country are sending prayers to the family of the famed Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. The 79-year old civil rights icon and his 77-year old wife of nearly 60 years, Jacqueline, remained hospitalized with COVID. While Jackson—who has Parkinson’s disease— had been vaccinated in January and is being treated for a breakthro…
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L.A. Faith & Community Leaders Respond to Chauvin Verdict

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Pastor Tyron Robinson Named to Succeed Bishop Paul Morton

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COGICs Select Bishop J. Drew Sheard as New Presiding Bishop

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Two Pastors Merge Churches in Hopes of Healing Racial Divides

Staff A white pastor and a Black pastor in North Carolina have decided to merge their congregations in an attempt to lessen racial divides and create a stronger community on Sundays regardless of racial background. The two pastors, Derrick Hawkins and Jay Stewart recently released a book titled, “Welded: Forming Racial Bonds That Last” chron…
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People: “Bishop Charles Blake Says He Won’t Pursue Another Term”

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Church News: Jawane Hilton Seeks Second Term

Lauding the development of new affordable housing, improved budget reserves, and attracting a $65 mil-lion athletic and academic facility to his city, Pastor Jawane Hilton is seeking a second term on the Carson City Council board. Hilton, a native of Carson, insist he has work that must be continued and completed on his watch. Having …

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