Stackup provides support for the U.S. military 

On Independence Day, Americans remember United States history and its journey to gain independence from the British. This was not the only war for freedom, as the U.S. fought in WWI, and WWII, and other world-changing wars that shaped the outlook of the world people live in today.  One battle that America has failed to…

Attorney General affirms support for common sense gun laws 

California Attorney General Rob Bonta reaffirmed his support for common sense gun laws in response to an opinion issued by the U.S. Supreme Court in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen.  In Bruen, the Court held that New York’s requirement that a person show “proper cause” in order to receive a…

McKinnor takes Assembly oath 

Right after Tina McKinnor was sworn in as a member of the California State Assembly representing the 62nd District, she reintroduced a housing affordability bill. First introduced by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) in January, Assembly Bill (AB) 1743, would require planning agencies to include in their annual reports the number of units that have received…

SCLC president visits Los Angeles 

Dr. Charles Steele, Jr. president and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), held a discussion  with local journalists last week, following his interview with Tavis Smiley on radio station KBLA. The very beginnings of the SCLC can be traced back to the Montgomery Bus Boycott in1955 after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing…

County Public Health speaks to overturn of Roe v. Wade

[On] June 24, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) announced their decision to overturn “Roe v. Wade” in the context of the Mississippi abortion case, “Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.” While this verdict is not a surprise, it is still shocking in its disregard for the health, rights, and dignity of half…

Celebrating safely this Fourth of July

As Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day, many plan to fire up the grill, cool off at the beach, or spend quality time with our families and friends. Below are five tips to help keep loved ones safe this Fourth of July holiday. 1.  Stay hydrated. Beat the heat by drinking water and ensuring your…

NNPA and Transformative Justice Coalition announce GOTV campaign  

Ahead of the all-important 2022 midterm elections, reports show that more than 55 million Americans remain unregistered to vote—and about 10 million are African-Americans who are eligible to vote but who are unregistered.  The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and the Transformative Justice Coalition seek to get to the bottom of why, with so much…

New amendment would confirm California right to abortion

The state Assembly this week passed SCA 10, a constitutional amendment to make explicit the fundamental constitutional right to abortion and contraceptives in a 58-16 vote. The bill, jointly authored by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), and co-authored by a large coalition of Democratic Legislators,…