South Central’s Guerrilla Gardener Ron Finley to sow seed at IndiviZible meeting

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OAK PARK – Mayor Kevin Johnson introduces the local community to Ron Finley on Monday, August 17 as he presents the next installment of his 2015 Indivizible Speakers Series. Finley is known as South Central’s Guerrilla Gardener. The public is invited to attend and listen as Finley details how he’s transitioning South Los Angeles from […]

Clinton giving up server amid concerns about classified data

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign casts her decision to turn over her personal email server to the Justice Department as cooperating with investigators. Her Republican critics suggest that the move and new revelations about classified information points to her malfeasance as secretary of state. Two emails that traversed Clinton’s personal system were […]

Councilman Warren States Sexual Harassment Allegations Are ‘False’

Sacramento City Councilman Allen Wayne Warren said the sexual harassment claim filed against him by a former employee in his office is not true. Warren represents Council District 2.
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SACRAMENTO — Sacramento City Councilman Allen Wayne Warren said the sexual harassment claims filed against him by a former female outreach coordinator who worked in his office are categorically “false,” he told The OBSERVER. Warren, who represents District 2, also said he will not continue to comment on the issue until the city completes its […]

Study: Blacks in Newsroom at All-Time Low

The National Association of Black Journalists is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation. (Courtesy photo)

(NNPA) – Last week, The Huffington Post offered this bold headline: “There will be more non-white journalists because the public will demand them.” But based on an extensive study published in the Columbia Journalism Review, apparently no one is demanding Black journalists; if so, no one’s hiring them. According to a newly released American Society of […]

Half of Blacks say police have treated them unfairly

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Blacks in the United States — more than 3 out of 5 — say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why. This information, from a survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public […]

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Unveils Legislation to Address Law Enforcement & Youth Incarceration

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(NNPA) – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations unveiled a package of measures to provide young people in the criminal and juvenile justice systems much needed relief and protection. Last week, Congresswoman Jackson Lee held a […]

Thousands of California convicts to regain voting rights

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SACRAMENTO — California restored voting rights Tuesday to tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision, reversing a decision by a state official that they could not participate in elections. Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced the settlement between the state and the American Civil Liberties Union of California, which sued on behalf […]

Obama Says Race Infects U.S. Criminal Justice System

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PHILADELPHIA (NNPA) – Hours after announcing his administration had secured a multinational pact with Iran to limit their nuclear program, President Barack Obama told the NAACP national convention Tuesday that race has always played an outsized role in incarceration. “There is a long history of inequity in the justice system in America,” Obama said in Philadelphia. […]

Former NBA Star Introduces his invention for chronic pain sufferers at local event

SACRAMENTO – After his career was benched by several knee injuries, former NBA star Jonathan Bender is scoring points off the court, inventing a training and rehabilitation device for other chronic pain sufferers. Bender will introduce his invention, the JBit MedPro, to locals on Saturday, July 18. The MedPro Mobile Clinic will be held at […]

Congress Struggles to Replace No Child Left Behind

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  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Congress works toward a comprehensive education policy that will replace the Bush Administration’s No Child Left Behind, two different bills from the House and Senate are up for consideration. No Child Left Behind expired in 2007 – the law was the last time the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act […]