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California Legislation that would require more transparency and tracking of mental health services for foster kids in every California county unanimously passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Aug.18.

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California The Haight, Brown and Bonestreet law firm in Los Angeles announced the election of its partner, Victor R. Anderson III, to the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel's (FDCC) Board of Directors. Anderson's election to the board is historic ...

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Arizona A killer targeting victims of color remains on the loose, terrifying a small suburban neighborhood outside of Phoenix, reports NBC News. On Aug. 3, authorities announced a ninth shooting that took place on July 11, when a gunman fired ...

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Alabama The lone surviving Ku Klux Klan member convicted in an Alabama church bombing that killed four Black girls in 1963 is up for parole after spending 15 years in prison for murder, but civil rights activists spoke out last ...

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Alabama Ellenae Fairhurst has become the first Black female to own a Lexus dealership in Huntsville. According to St. Louis Biz.com, even though women consist of 85 percent of car sales, they only own 975 dealerships out of 20,000, with ...

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California Following multiple years of the Oscars being called too White, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited a record 683 new new members to join of which 46 percent are women and 41 percent are people ...

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California San Francisco’s police chief resigned last week at the request of the mayor hours after an officer fatally shot a young Black woman driving a stolen car — the culmination of several racially charged incidents in the past year.

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Florida Patience Carter, one of the victims who survived the massacre at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla., and who Is Black, says that while trapped in the bathroom with the shooter, Omar Mateen, he asked if there were any Black ...

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District of Columbia Seventeen-year-old Malia Obama graduated from high school, June 10, in Washington, D.C. during a speech he delivered in May, President Barack Obama told the audience: “My daughter leaving me is just breaking my heart. If there are ...

Mayor Garcetti launches ‘Welcome Home’ project

Angelenos can take meaningful, personal steps to address L.A.’s homelessness crisis through Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new Welcome Home Project. The effort aims to recruit 100 residents to host gatherings of friends, neighbors, and colleagues and collect household supplies for formerly ...

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Alabama UAB running back Greg Bryant remains in critical condition after being found shot inside a car early Saturday (May 7) morning in West Palm Beach, Fla., school officials confirmed

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California Emmy Award-winning producer, TV host, syndicated radio personality, and pop culture commentator Tanya Hart and Robert Papazian, an Emmy-winning veteran television producer and former co-owner of Hollywood's Sunset Gower Studios, have been elected as co-chairs of the Caucus for ...

FBI, Lawsuits Could Not Stop Effort to Create Largest Migration in American History

There were over six hundred Black families applying for 53 apartment units in just one day in Chicago in 1917. In two years, more than 100 storefront churches would dot the South Side. By 1930 the number would climb to ...

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California After months of negotiations and litigation, the University of California and the family of university football player Ted Agu, who died after a team drill in 2014, have settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $4.75 million, the San Francisco ...

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