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LAPD Expands Community Policing Program

LAPD Expands Community Policing Program

Amid continuing calls for police reform, earlier this week, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the expansion of the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Community Safety Partnership (CSP) to the level of a bureau within the department and the promotion of 25-year LAPD...

In Remembrance of Congressman John Lewis

In Remembrance of Congressman John Lewis

On March 7, 1965, six hundred peaceful demonstrators marched over the Edmund Pettus Bridge on their way from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to demand equal voting rights and protest voter suppression. They were met by Alabama State troopers with billy clubs and tear...

Virtual Learning Exacerbates Racial Inequities

Virtual Learning Exacerbates Racial Inequities

The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted nearly every aspect of our education system, and it is undeniable that these disruptions will have long-lasting negative impacts on our most vulnerable students. This week's announcement from the Los Angeles Unified School District...

Police Reform

Police Reform

Despite Congress’ inaction on national police reform, we are encouraged by the massive reforms taking shape in the City of Los Angeles. The strength in our numbers and our voices can no longer be ignored, and substantial changes in city policing are now on the table....

Hollywood’s Lack of Diversity

Hollywood’s Lack of Diversity

This week, Hollywood's lack of diversity was brought to light when Ri-Karlo Handy, an independent African American producer, posted on a Facebook group that he was looking for "Black Union Editors." Mr. Handy created the post because other producers asked him if he...

Juneteenth 2020

Juneteenth 2020

On January 1st, 1863, President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation made the inhumane scourge of slavery illegal in the United States. Two and a half years later, on June 19th, 1865, after Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender, the Union Army made its way down...

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