Cynthia E. Griffin

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Fostering more love

New foster care legislation may mean positive changes for affected youth

California is less than three months away from one of the most sweeping changes to hit the child welfare system in the state’s history. An estimated 18,000 children in Los Angeles County are part of the region’s foster care system, with about half of these youngsters been placed with a relative, according to the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

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Subway group urges “no” vote Measure M

Claiming that a measure proposed by the Metropolitan Transit Authority is racist and regressive, two transit advocacy organizations last week launched a campaign urging voters to reject Measure M. The legislation called the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan, would modernize the region’s aging transportation infrastructure and build a 21st century transportation network that adds and accelerates transit lines and finally ties them together into a comprehensive system.

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Presidential politics dominate weekend

The race for president heated up last weekend with two well-known surrogates standing in for the two leading candidates before a vocal and highly-engaged crowd during a debate held in at Inglewood’s Faithful Central Tabernacle.

Committee OKs prison audit

Will look at high suicide rate among inmates

Sen. Connie Leyva, (D-Chino) has championed the fight to have the Joint Legislative Audit Committee approve an independent audit of the suicides at the California Institution for Women (CIW).

Vice presidential candidates solidify positions in debate

The first and only debate between vice presidential candidates of the 2016 campaign—Virginia Sen. Timothy Michael Kaine and former Indiana Gov. Michael Richard Pence— held Tuesday at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., was characterized according to analysts as fraught with bickering that really did not offer viewers anything new about their respective running mates nor did it seem to sway undecided voters.

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Win cash to build your mobile app

The US Black Chamber of Commerce invites entrepreneurs with an idea for a mobile app, service or product that will make the world a better place, to submit an application for the 2016 Mobileys competition.

Motherland connection

Doing business in Africa requires knowledge and more

For nearly 41 years, Katula by Africana (formerly Africana Imports) has served as a retail cultural touchstone in the city of Los Angeles drawing a clientele that is multiple generations deep.

Owners of Baldwin Hills mall seek retailers to fill up Wal-Mart space

Since it was first built in 1947, the former Broadway Department store in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza has been occupied by one tenant.

Federal government to reduce reliance on private prisons

Citing an audit report that demonstrated a decline in the number of federal inmates and that prisons run by private companies are substantially less safe and secure than ones run by the Bureau of Prisons, and feature higher rates of violence and contraband, the Bureau of Prisons will stop using some of these lockups.

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Colin Powell clarifies his role in Clinton e-mail server

The furor over the use of a personal e-mail server by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton continues to spin uncontrollably thanks to a revelation by the former secretary of state that after she took over as the nation’s top diplomat,

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