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BOE Member Jerome E. Horton Honored at 18th Annual Asian Small Business Expo

The Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program (API SBP) honored Board of Equalization Member Jerome Horton at the 18th Annual Asian Small Business Expo on October 14, 2017, for his support of Asian business owners and for empowering California entrepreneurs to minimize the burdens of taxation, create jobs, and grow sustainable businesses in California. Continue reading BOE Member Jerome E. Horton Honored at 18th Annual Asian Small Business Expo

Years After Silently Combating Sexual Trauma, Female Veterans Seek Help

Sheila Procella joined the Air Force in 1974 to “see the Earth,” she said. She enlisted at the tail end of the Vietnam War, shortly after graduating from high school. Although she never left her home state of Texas during eight years of service, her office job proved to be its own battlefield. Continue reading Years After Silently Combating Sexual Trauma, Female Veterans Seek Help

CBC Members Host Forum about Racism on College Campuses

Congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, recently hosted a forum on Capitol Hill titled “Affirmative Action, Inclusion, and Racial Climate on America’s Campuses.” Continue reading CBC Members Host Forum about Racism on College Campuses

Clergy Push for Social Activism and Blast the Trump Presidency

Thousands of people, including a cadre of faith leaders from the  Reconciled Church Movement (RCM), that represents various faith-based communities, joined the Rev. Al Sharpton and members of his nonprofit National Action Network (NAN) in Washington, D.C. to rebuke President Donald Trump and recommit themselves to the fight for social and economic justice. Continue reading Clergy Push for Social Activism and Blast the Trump Presidency

The Cost of Silence: How A Wealthy LA Democratic Donor Muted The Political Party of “Allies” and “Coalition Building”

The silence from L.A.’s Democratic community on the recent death of a 26-year-old Black gay male sex worker in the West Hollywood apartment of 63-year-old prominent Democratic political donor Ed Buck has been astounding. Continue reading The Cost of Silence: How A Wealthy LA Democratic Donor Muted The Political Party of “Allies” and “Coalition Building”